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Buckwheat Pancake Mix

Indy 67 Feb 23, 2013 11:25 AM

I may be imagining this but I recall a thread from a very long ways back about Aunt Jemima Buckwheat pancake mix disappearing from the shelves. Yesterday, at the McLean Balducci's I noticed that in the section that sells all manner of ground grains and nuts, there is a bag of Bob's Red Mill ground buckwheat with a recipe for pancakes printed on the back.

If anyone still has a yen for buckwheat pancakes -- and I count myself amoung that group -- this product and recipe might be worth trying.

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    MikeR RE: Indy 67 Feb 24, 2013 06:06 AM

    I started that thread about Aunt Jemima buckwheat pancake mix about 12 years ago. It was revived for a couple of years a while back, but discontinued again.

    I've been using Bob's Red Mill buckwheat pancake mix for the last couple of years and I'll probably make some for breakfast this morning. It's not Aunt Jemima, but it still makes good pancakes for those of us who don't care for the more popular ultra-light and fluffy style.

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      Indy 67 RE: MikeR Feb 24, 2013 07:17 AM

      Glad to learn my aging brain actually works sometimes!

      You wrote "Red Mill buckwheat pancake mix." Does that mean you use a product that is special for that purpose or do you simply follow the recipe for pancakes on the bag of ground buckwheat? The recipe has the distinct downside of using yeast that needs to sit overnight so a spur of the moment decision to make pancakes seems out of the question.

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        MikeR RE: Indy 67 Feb 25, 2013 04:08 AM


        I buy it at Shoppers but I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Safeway as well. Don't look in the pancake mix (Aunt Jemima) section, look in the baking section with the assorted grains and flours. It's about $4 per bag.

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      cumineat RE: Indy 67 Feb 25, 2013 01:27 PM

      I love the Arrowhead Mills organic buckwheat pancake mix -- I never make any other pancakes any more. Super tasty when you sub buttermilk for the milk, too!

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        MikeR RE: cumineat Feb 26, 2013 10:21 AM

        I've tried the Arrowhead Mills and gone back and forth with it and Bob's Red Mill. I've decided that I prefer Bob's. Try it if you haven't.

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