Choco Chip Buckwheat Pancake w/ Strawberry Nana-Ice Cream

First day of Summer!!! Yesterday though…

We went to a strawberry farm that was kind of nearby (it was a bit over one-hour drive). I was so engulfed with exhaustion that I wasn’t even excited at first. BUT! As soon as I got on to that field, I hopped from rows to rows and picked strawberries like my life depended on it. We brought home about 8 quarts of strawberries! Yea… Now, I pretty much have to incorporate strawberries in every meal.

So! As a start, and as to celebrate this weekly pancake celebration, I made choco chip buckwheat pancakes with strawberry nana-ice cream. When I was little, I kind of made up a back story of pancake (before I learned that it was actually from Ancient Greece).

There was once a poor family who lived in a wooden cottage, and all they had was a stove and pan. One day, their only daughter was finally turning 5. Of course she wanted cakes. But because they couldn’t afford to buy any, and with no ovens in the house, they decided to try and make it on the pan. And voila! They lived happily ever after.

In other words, according to my childhood crazy imagination, it was a happy accident. God bless them! However, my pancake today turned out to be a pancake disaster in a few minutes… Well, THIS happened as I was about to click the shutter button…

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My nana-ice cream was starting to sliiiiiiiide like my pancake needed to be greased with strawberry soft serve. I kind of had to scoop the ice cream back up, ran back and quickly took the picture.

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Well, that pancake disaster turned out to be a beautiful one. My strawberry nana-ice cream was a genius to be smearing itself all over my pancakes! ^_^

 

INGREDIENTS

Pancake
1/2 + 2 TBS cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 TBS maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
A handful chocolate chips

Strawberry Nana-Ice Cream
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup fresh strawberries
A splash of almond milk

serves 1-2

Pancake
1. In a medium bowl whisk buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

2. In a separate bowl whisk coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Then, while stirring, slowly pour the milk mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.

3. Grab a handful of chocolate chips and mix it into the batter.

4. Heat a greased on stick pan, pour about 1/4 cup of batter, cook on medium heat until you see bubbles forming. Flip and cook for about 1 more minute. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

Strawberry Nana-Ice Cream
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Bon Appétit!

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