Buckwheat pancakes work best mixed with other flour(s). This recipe mixes buckwheat flour with oat flour and almond flour. I've used a non-stick pan, so this recipe is oil free. This mixture works perfectly on a non-stick pan. When using a non-stick pan, look for a non-toxic brand where the coating is PTFE and PFOA free. I've kept these gluten free too. (If you are celiac or gluten intolerant, always check the packaging on oat products to make sure they are gluten free, as sometimes they are made in a facilities where gluten products are present.)
Buckwheat is a dark flour, so if you are not used to cooking with it, the mixture, batter and pancakes will appear darker than what you may be used to. Buckwheat is a nutritious choice, rich in fiber and a source of vegan protein, magnesium, iron and B vitamins, and naturally gluten-free.
Top with maple syrup, a non-dairy yogurt, a fruit or fruit spread and enjoy!
Cooking time: 5 - 7 minutes for a single pancake
Yield: 7 pancakes, about 5 ½ inch diameter; ¼" thick inch.
¾ cups buckwheat flour
1 cup oat flour
½ cup almond four
3 Tbsp flaxseed meal (finely ground flaxseeds)
2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
½ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1 cup of plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 cup of water
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 cup of chopped pear pieces
1 cup of chopped banana pieces
Top with coconut, soy or almond milk yogurt.
Top with fruit spread.
Top with maple syrup, to taste
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a deep, medium mixing bowl. Blend well with a whisk.
- Add the almond milk and water. Whisk in until the batter is even, without any dry clumps.
- The batter should be not too thick, not too thin e.g. thick enough so that it is not runny and pours steadily, but thin enough that it pours easily and makes a ¼" pancake without running.
- Set aside.
- Heat the non-stick pan on medium and slowly. A very light splash of water by hand, that responds with a sharp, crisp sizzle will tell you that the pan is ready or test with a small dollop of batter. The key to success with a non-stick pan is to heat the pan slowly and avoid high heat.
- A ½ cup of batter will yield a 5 ½ inch pancake. Use ¾ cup if you want a bigger pancake.
- Pour the batter onto the heated pan steadily. Let it spread to a circle. After a one minute, check that there is no sticking by gently lifting a bit of an edge with a wooden spatula (best to use wooden utensils with non-stick pans).
- As the poured batter bubbles up and begins to dry about 85%, flip the pancake over and cook the other side until cooked and browned.
- Extra batter will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days. It will thicken, so add water before re-use.