Banana & Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

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Probably our most successful and favourite recipe on the Cooking Well Courses, these are multi purpose as they are delicious for lunch, snack and desert!! The batter can be kept in the fridge for up to two days, just make enough as they are delicious! Buckwheat flour can be found in all good health food shops, it is protein rich and low GI therefore it lowers the carbohydrate content of this recipe

Makes 6 pancakes
Time it takes: 15 minutes


100 g (1 cup) buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed)
1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup skim milk, soy or rice milk

1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, smashed
2 free range eggs
125 g blueberries (optional)

Combine smashed banana and eggs.
Add almond meal, linseed, baking powder and cinnamon.
Fold in blueberries if using.
Rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a pan over a low heat and add a little olive oil.
Spoon pancake batter into rounds onto the pan and flatten slightly with the back of your spoon.
Cook over a very low heat. Take your time and don’t rush.
Flip over and finish cooking.
Serve and enjoy alone or with a little honey and natural yogurt.

Gluten free – low GI – protein rich

Cooking Well for Diabetes Courses

If you feel you could benefit from further help and assistance or are struggling with the whole concept of cooking for yourself or someone with diabetes, our Cooking Well for Diabetes Course may benefit you!!! This 4 week course provides you with all the tools, resources and aids needed to cook healthy, easily and conveniently for diabetes. All our courses are designed and facilitated by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc Diabetes, who combines medical knowledge, with a passion for healthy eating and cooking.

I can’t recommend these courses highly enough!

Jackie, Cork

Cooking Well for Diabetes is suitable for people with Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, families and carers of people with diabetes. All courses include a cookery demo with tasters, portion size measurement aids, a copy of the Low GI Diet Book and much much more. If you would like to speak to some of the participants who have benefitted from these courses, we would be more than happy to put you in contact with them.

All our courses are 4 weeks in duration, run 2 hours per week either on a week day evening or a Saturday. If you miss one week, we would be more than happy to facilitate your attendance on another course, so you don’t miss out on any of the course content.

Cost: €100 or pay as you go option of €25 per week. Discounts available (terms and conditions apply)

For further information please click here . Alternatively you can ring Helena on (086) 1739287 or email;

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