Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten free buckwheat pancakes

I am a big fan of breakfast, so usually cook up a fry-up or a batch of pancakes on the weekend. Buckwheat flour is a great gluten free substitute, I use it to make pizza dough as well as pancakes. It has a kind of nutty flavour, which I really enjoy. It also has a silkier texture than normal flour, and you don’t have to worry about over-working the gluten because there is none!

I make these pancakes with coconut milk, which gives them a great taste, but you can also use normal milk or another type of non-dairy milk. You could also make a savoury version by omitting the honey and using a non-sweet milk.

Gluten free buckwheat pancakes (recipe based on this one from Not Quite Nigella)

1 cup buckwheat flour

3 tsp gluten free baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp honey

1 1/4 cups of coconut milk (you can use dairy milk if you prefer)

2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1 flaxseed egg)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Butter or coconut oil for frying

Gluten free pancake batter


Mix buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the honey, coconut milk, eggs and vanilla essence. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Leave at room temperature for half an hour.

Buckwheat pancake batter

If the batter is too thick (buckwheat flour absorbs quite a bit of moisture), add some water or some more milk and whisk to combine. Heat the butter or oil in a large frying pan. Pour small amounts of the batter into the frying pan. Flip when holes start to appear on the surface of the pancake.

Delicious buckwheat pancakes

Enjoy with your favourite toppings. Mine are real maple syrup, jam, berries, homemade nutella and fresh fruit.

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  1. I love the idea of coconut milk in the pancakes. I bet it’s great. I’ll give it a try.

    Dan @ ZenPresence – Ideas for meaningful living.

  2. Brings back happy memories of Mom making Buckwheat pancakes when we were kids. We’re not into the GF thing, but still love Buckwheat pancakes! : ) Thanks for the recipe.

    • I think buckwheat pancakes must be more popular in the US than in Australia because I never had them until a few years ago. I’m making up for it now though 🙂

      • I think they’re rare here, too. But we used to go to a rural specialty grain mill near my Grandmother’s house when I was a kid that sold the mix, and Mom would get it there. I can’t recall ever seeing it in a restaurant, and I really don’t know other people who eat them here. I don’t think I’ve eaten one since childhood (and, that’s been a while)!

  3. Buckwheat cakes were a big deal where I grew up. There were buckwheat pancake dinners and not too far away was the Buckwheat Festival. Buckwheat pancakes were a favorite of everyone around including me. Add my father’s homemade maple syrup and you had perfection.

  4. I must get me the ingredients!!

  5. Afternoon tea/snack! Delicious. Wish it’d reread the recipe, didn’t let them sit. Added extra moisture after first one. Skipped honey to make it my topping. Glad for your recipe cause all the,au added normal flours 🙁


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