by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats
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gwyneth paltrowGwyneth Paltrow recently launched a new website called GOOP — which basically is an outlet for her to impart knowledge on good places to eat, recipes, experiences and other sage advice. In other words, it’s like a fancy blog of sorts.

Anyways, even thought the GOOP website is a little sparse in content, the newsletter is up and running. Paltrow recently sent along a fine recipe for Buckwheat & Banana Pancakes. 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.”

Want to grab the recipe? Check it out after the jump!

SERVES: 3 or 4 (makes about a dozen pancakes)
TIME: 15 minutes
1 1/4 cups 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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • erin

    I wonder if she prepares her pancakes while wearing her fur coat line she models.

    there’s nothing i can’t stand more than a hypocrite.

  • Jen Hamilton

    I was just thinking the same thing! What a joke this one is.

  • shannon

    hahaha – had the same brainwave as both of you.

    i also wonder, tho, about Jamie Oliver’s cookware – if the nonstick is just some kind of teflon (which, as we know is turning out to be quite unhealthy when it chips off into our food…)

  • Stephanie

    I agree with all of the above and my first thought was:

    “Gee, does she list what FUR boutique she shops in as a favorite store?”

  • e

    hi ladies ;)

    great minds think alike eh?

    shannon; you might want to check out He’s an MD who has a holistic approach and talks about how Teflon is also bad when you heat the pan up and you breathe the chemicals. Shows scientific studies how bad it can be.

    A shame Ms. Paltrow couldn’t be a better role model.

    Ok talk to you all later!

    XO E

  • Ahimsa

    I think it’s always a good thing when someone presents vegan food or any aspect of veganism as delicious, doable and positive.

    Take a (vegan) chill pill, Harpies! So, she’s not vegan, we get that. Does that mean she shouldn’t be respected in any way for doing something positive for our cause? If that’s the case, there are many people to hate on. Have at it! (Or, perhaps you’ll choose to be the compassionate, positive beings that I know you are).

  • Sonja

    I like Gwyneth. If you don’t then move on and chill out.

  • VeggieTart

    Nice that she cooks vegan brekkies but did she have to model for the fur scum company?

    C’mon, Gwinnie, ditch the fur! You can do it!

  • Elaine Vigneault

    Consistency is over-rated. I think most of us vegans were hypocrites somewhere along our journey and many of us still are. It’s not about moral purity or ethical consistency, it’s about refraining from harm and about doing good. Publishing this recipe is doing good.

    If you want to get on her case for wearing fur, go ahead. But make it about the animals and the fur, not about consistency or hypocrisy.

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  • e

    Dear Asthma (or however u spell it)

    She actually IS vegan
    hence the reason we are upset that she goes modeling and taking money from and promoting wearing FUR for God’s sake.

    And Elaine; with all due respect – I am sure I’ve been a hypocrite in life. But I don’t know m/any vegans who would wear dead animals in ads promoting others to do the same. That is sick shit.

    I am surprised she hasn’t been asked about this in an interview. I also think her site Goop (and the newsletter I saw) were amongst the most pretentious crap I’ve ever read (and yes – she and i are born on the same day – and used to be a fan)


  • Ahimsa

    Uh, Dear E (does that stand for “Erroneous”?)…If she is wearing and promoting FUR she’s not vegan IS SHE???

    Anyway, despite that silly and outdated link, there is recent footage of her eating animals and animal secretions with Mario Batali.

    Also, she’s said on television that she doesn’t eat “4 legged land animals” but eats other animals and products.

  • Brenda

    Dear Everyone,

    A vegan doesn’t have to be all animal rights, there is such a thing as trying to be healthy. For the most part I think that she has a vegan diet but NOT a vegan lifestyle. Not everything is black and white.

    – Brenda :)

    • VeganHate

      @Brenda, thank you for being an intelligent person.

      Quite frankly, the moral ideals for veganism are rather ridiculous. The socio-economic, ecological, and biologic reasons and effects, however, are both logical and incredibly useful. What I’ve never been able to understand is the rabid intensity with which most people declaim non-vegans or vegans who aren’t stricter-than-thou. It’s asinine and childish.

      I’m vegan, but I don’t see a problem with eating meat. Or wearing fur. If those two were sustainably and cruelty free. Death is not cruel. Factory farming is. The sudden cessation of cognition is not mourned by the one who is dead, but by those around it.

      Stop complaining and do some good.

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  • L

    Actually, guys/gals, she’s not vegan, unless chickens are vegetables :P

  • Caitlyn

    Who cares about her vegan or non vegan lifestyle.
    Thank you for the recipe.

  • crust

    the purpose of being vegan is to abstain from the usage of animal products as much as possible, wearing a fur coat is certainly not necessary and there’s no way to justify doing so. so Brenda, no. she isn’t vegan. she’s vegetarian at best.

  • Willa Mccullar

    It’s easy to make your ain healthy and fluffy homemade Denny’s flapcakes with this easy-to-follow Denny’s flapcake formula with healthy ingredients, such as Whole Meal Flour and Canola Oil, served with a dollop of cream cheese and perfect maple syrup or love, or create your own healthy flapjack toppings.

  • Melissa

    Great…vegan police strike again.

    As Brenda said, someone can have a vegan diet and not a vegan lifestyle.