One of the ways she’s reaching out and empowering other women is with her new website, Goop. Funny name, right?
It’s actually a fun place where she can share her love of cooking, living, traveling, being and seeing. It’s all about nourishing the inner aspects of life.
Here’s a yummo recipe for buckwheat and banana pancakes that recently came in her newsletter. In her own words: “I’ve got a thing for pancakes. This combination of nutty buckwheat and sweet, sticky banana is just great. You could sprinkle chopped walnuts on the pancakes as they’re cooking for a full-on pancake-meets-banana bread experience. These happen to be vegan, but don’t taste like it. Buckwheat flour adds a lot of value to the plain white flour – it’s rich in nutrients like calcium, iron, B vitamins and protein, and it’s gluten-free. Definitely worth a trip to the health food store.”
SERVES: 3 or 4 (makes about a dozen pancakes)
TIME: 15 minutes
- 1 1/4 cups fat free soy or rice milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or white spelt flour (substitute rice flour to make pancakes completely gluten-free)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 bananas, thinly sliced
- Mix all the wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a slightly bigger bowl.
- Add the wet to the dry and stir just enough to combine – be careful not to over-mix (that’s how you get tough pancakes).
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat (I love Jamie Oliver’s nonstick cookware – it’s so slippery that I don’t need to use any oil or butter).
- Ladle as many pancakes as possible onto your griddle.
- Place a few slices of banana on top of each pancake.
- Cook for about a minute and a half on the first side or until the surface is covered with small bubbles and the underside is nicely browned.
- Flip and cook for about a minute on the second side.
- Repeat the process until you run out of batter.
- Serve stacked high with plenty of maple syrup.