Hope i too feel your pain. I suggest searching craigslist. You could probably find a lot to help you like free kefir grains, a used dehydrator, there is a free section for almost anything, and you could sell to supplement your income. Ive sold furniture, old school books, old cell phones, movies, appliances, etc. Investing in a dehydrator saves money in other areas. You cold make your kid healthy fruit roll ups, apple chips, dog treats, jerky etc. A bag of kale chips is $6 for a few ounces, where you could make 5 times that for less. Think about making laundry, dish, bath soaps.
About the pancakes, i tried these last night and they were great…
2 Tbsp (30 ml) dry buckwheat groats
1 Tbsp-instead if rice powder used extra chia/flax/sugar free whey-bad i know but 1/2 tbsp?
1 Tbsp (15 m) whole chia seeds
1 Tbsp (15 ml) ground flax seeds
1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon, used more
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground ginger
1/8 tsp (.5 ml) fine sea salt
1/4 tsp (1 ml) baking powder aluminum free
1 Tbsp (15 ml) tahini
6 Tbsp (90 ml) unsweetened plain or vanilla coconut, almond, or flax milk, only had hemp
1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
5-10 drops plain or vanilla stevia liquid
Place the dry ingred. in grinder until powdered.
In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, milk, vanilla and stevia. Add the dry ingredients, stir until combined, will be thick and sticky.
Heat pan on medium. Divide the dough in two parts and spread out on the pan to create two pancakes that are about 1/4 inch (.5 cm) thick. You will have to press down with the spatula, as the mixture won’t spread on its own.
Cook about 5 minutes on one side, until the bottom is browned. Flip gently and continue to cook until browned, another 4-5 minutes. With buckwheat groats and tahini, makes one serving of 287 calories, with 21.5 g protein and 10.2 grams fiber. May be frozen.