BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 1
Theme for Week 1: Recipes using Ancient Grains flour blend
Dish: Ancient Grains Pancakes

It is September which means it’s time for another Mega Marathon. So it’s going to be a Cooking Carnival all this September here at Cook’s Hideout. Don’t forget to check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking too for the event.

So we have a choice of picking 1 ingredient or 1 category for the whole month or pick 5 different ingredients or categories. I have 5 ingredients planned for the month, so each week I will have a new ingredient.

Pancakes with Ancient grains flour blend

My choice for the first week is Ancient Grains Flour Blend. It is a blend of ancient grain flours. So what are ancient grains? Ancient grains are grains and pseudocereals that have not been changed by selective breeding over the recent millennia, as opposed to more widespread cereals like corn, rice and modern wheat, which are the product of years of selective breeding. Ancient grains include grains spelt, kamut, millet, barley, teff, oats, freekeh, bulgur, farro, sorghum and pseudocereals like quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and chia.

We had a theme for Ancient grains bread in our Bread Bakers group few months back. I had bookmarked some recipes to make for the event, but we were asked to use only ancient grains and not mix it with any ‘modern’ flours. So I ended up making Spelt Parathas that month.

Pancakes with Ancient grains flour blend

I made my own ancient grains flour blend (recipe is here) and the first recipe I made with it are these pancakes. Recipe is from King Arthur flour. These pancakes are gluten free and I skipped the eggs to make them vegan too. They had a earthy and slightly bitter taste from all of the grains in it. That didn’t really bother anyone and they were quite a hit with the kids and adults in the family. So if you want a hearty and nutritious start to any day, try these pancakes.

Pancakes with Ancient grains flour blend
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Ancient Grains Pancakes Yum
Gluten free pancakes made with homemade ancient grains flour and gluten free all-purpose flour. These pancakes are earthy, nutty and delicious.
Ancient Grains Pancakes
Course breakfast
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour Ancient grains blend (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour Gluten free (or use regular )
  • 2 tbsps flaxseed Ground meal
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsps butter Oil or melted
  • 2 tbsps egg replacer powder (whisked in 6tbsp water or use 2 large eggs)
  • cups buttermilk , at room temperature
Course breakfast
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour Ancient grains blend (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour Gluten free (or use regular )
  • 2 tbsps flaxseed Ground meal
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsps butter Oil or melted
  • 2 tbsps egg replacer powder (whisked in 6tbsp water or use 2 large eggs)
  • cups buttermilk , at room temperature
Ancient Grains Pancakes
Instructions
  1. Combine the flours, ground flaxseed meal, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil and egg replacer mixture.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined, a few lumps are fine.
  4. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes to thicken slightly.
  5. Heat a griddle on medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop about ¼cup of the batter onto the hot surface. Cook the pancakes for 2~3 minutes, once the bubbles start to form the surface, flip it and cook for another 1~2 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  6. Serve the pancakes with maple syrup and fruits.
Recipe Notes
Pancakes with Ancient grains flour blend
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21 thoughts on “Ancient Grains Pancakes (Gluten free & Vegan)”

  1. Very interesting theme Pavani…this is really pushing the bar…i cant think of one recipe with a new ingredient….the photo is to die for….looking forward to the rest of bm series with u

  2. What an interesting ingredient for the week! Looking forward to the rest of your posts Pavani! These pancakes are have come out just so lovely and love your ancient grain blend.

  3. Wow, those puffy pancakes are calling me, am in love with ancient grains, and waiting eagerly to see all ur other posts for this Marathon Pavani.

  4. Wow Pavani! I loved the recipe of the flour and these pancakes. The last picture with the honey drizzle is simply fabulous!! 🙂

  5. Wow Pavani!!! What should I say?? Your choice of theme itself is superb. Really wonder how you could take such crisp and lovely pics. Looking forward to all your recipes.

  6. Wow! What a lovely choice for the week! I missed cooking with ancient grains for BB . The pancakes looks scrumptious and love that last pic..

  7. Such lovely theme Pavani,looking forward to see your ancient grain cooking.Pancakes turned out so delicious and fluffy..Beautiful captures,esp the one with the syrup..

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