Growing up, pancakes were a treat and always something my siblings and I looked forward to. It was a treat because pancakes, though delicious, were much like eating cake for breakfast. Full of processed sugars, gluten, and some not so healthy toppings. It became a battle between a love of this yummy breakfast and finding a pancake that wouldn’t leave me feeling sluggish, bloated, and on a sugar crash in desperate need of a nap at 1 pm.
You can imagine my joy, when I stumbled across the perfect pancake, gluten-free and sourdough-based. Yep, it’s true. Did I mention it’s easy on the gut and gave me the perfect opportunity to add in some of my favourite Sun Potion adaptogens?
I chose to use Pearl and Reishi inside my mix, though you could also change this recipe and add any of your personal favourites! Matcha pancakes, cacao pancakes, perhaps a mega mushroom mix...the options are endless.
To top it all off, what better way to sweeten this morning treat than with the delicious tonic ambrosia Prash.
1 cup gluten free sourdough starter*
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup buckwheat (or sorghum or millet flour)
1 cup kefir or milk of choice (dairy, goat, rice, etc.)
1 tbsp. of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup fat/oil of choice (melted butter, coconut oil, lard, etc.)
1 egg, whisked
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. Pearl Powder
2 tbsp. Reishi Powder
pinch of cinnamon
*starter recipe can be found here, stay tuned for Lucette's recipe coming to the journal soon!
The night before:
Combine starter, flour, kefir and honey (if using). Cover and let sit on counter overnight up to 12 hours
The day of:
Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle to medium (it should be hot and ready to go by the time you have finished making your batter)
Whisk until the batter is nicely combined
Add baking soda, baking powder and sea salt, and whisk some more -- your batter will rise up and get pouffy
Ladle batter on griddle to form small 4-6 inches cakes
Cook until golden brown
Top with Prash, coconut yoghurt, blueberries and if you're looking for a little extra sweet, 100% pure organic maple syrup (optional)
Sun Potion's take on the classic Chyawanprash
Our blend is dedicated to the ancient staple of this Vedic functional food formula.
Our Prash includes: Raw, local wildflower honey from Santa Barbara, organic, grass-fed ghee, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen, Astragalus, He Shou Wu, Eucommia, Polyrachis Ant, Rhodiola, Mucuna Pruriens and Himalayan salt.