Easy Vegan Buckwheat Pancake Recipe

Updated on January 6, 2018
Yummy Vegan Buckwheat Pancake served with Mandarin, Banana and Soy Yoghurt
Yummy Vegan Buckwheat Pancake served with Mandarin, Banana and Soy Yoghurt | Source

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Vegan buckwheat pancakes are a healthy breakfast option. Buckwheat is not a cereal but a grain; hence, it is easier to digest and helps maintain the alkaline pH balance of the blood.

In this recipe, bananas are substituted for eggs, and water is used instead of milk. To make it creamier, you can use soy milk instead of water.

Serving it with sliced fruit and soy yoghurt makes it a deliciously yummy breakfast, especially on weekends when you can pamper yourself.

Choosing to have a vegan breakfast also helps reduce your carbon footprint. It could be part of the one vegan meal a day option for the sake of the planet.

One vegan meal saves about 3000 gallons of water, 16 pounds of grain, and saves money and your health.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup buckwheat groats, freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup water, room temperature
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • apricot jam or any other Jam
  • 1/2 cup soy yoghurt, fruit or chocolate flavoured
  • vegetable cooking oil

Instructions to Make Buckwheat Pancakes from Scratch

  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork
  2. Grind the buckwheat groats in a coffee grinder or food processor
  3. Add buckwheat flour on the mashed banana
  4. Add 1/2 a cup of water into the bowl and mix gently
  5. Add water according to required consistency.
  6. Heat a saucepan or non-stick pan and add a spoon of oil
  7. Pour a ladle of the buckwheat and banana mix
  8. Flip over to cook on the other side
  9. Spread a fruit jam on the Pancake
  10. Serve with sliced bananas or other fruit and Soy Yoghurt
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Main Ingredients: Banana and BuckwheatGrind the Buckwheat Groats in a Coffee Grinder or Food ProcessorMash the Bananas in a Bowl.
Main Ingredients: Banana and Buckwheat
Main Ingredients: Banana and Buckwheat | Source
Grind the Buckwheat Groats in a Coffee Grinder or Food Processor
Grind the Buckwheat Groats in a Coffee Grinder or Food Processor | Source
Mash the Bananas in a Bowl.
Mash the Bananas in a Bowl. | Source
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Add Freshly Ground Buckwheat Flour and Water to the Mashed Banana and Mix GentlyPour a ladle of batter on heated saucepan.Flip over to the other side and cook
Add Freshly Ground Buckwheat Flour and Water to the Mashed Banana and Mix Gently
Add Freshly Ground Buckwheat Flour and Water to the Mashed Banana and Mix Gently | Source
Pour a ladle of batter on heated saucepan.
Pour a ladle of batter on heated saucepan. | Source
Flip over to the other side and cook
Flip over to the other side and cook | Source

Tips for Making Crisp Buckwheat Pancakes

Grind the Buckwheat groats in a coffee grinder or food processor

We have noticed that using buckwheat groats gives a different texture to the pancakes. It is fluffier, fresher and tastier. When we used the flour the pancakes came out a little rubbery. So if there is a choice between buying the groats or the flour, it is recommended to go for the groats.

It is also important to grind the buckwheat groats very fine. A coffee grinder is ideal for this purpose. If you use a food processor then it would be a good idea to make sure you can grind the buckwheat to get a really fine flour.

For making the pancakes creamier

Soy milk or almond milk can be used instead of water to make the pancakes richer and creamier.

Cooking time on the pan should be Just So

It is good to remember that if you leave the pancake on the pan too long it becomes rubbery and chewy. You have to be watchful and flip it over at the right moment. This will come with practice.

For making it fluffier

A pinch of baking powder can be added to the batter to make the pancakes fluffier and lighter in texture. This is an option but not necessarily required. It would be a good idea to experiment and see what one prefers.

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Spread a generous amount of fruit jam or maple syrupAdd Sliced Bananas and Soy Yoghurt for garnishEnjoy a Yummy Vegan Breakfast!!
Spread a generous amount of fruit jam or maple syrup
Spread a generous amount of fruit jam or maple syrup | Source
Add Sliced Bananas and Soy Yoghurt for garnish
Add Sliced Bananas and Soy Yoghurt for garnish | Source
Enjoy a Yummy Vegan Breakfast!!
Enjoy a Yummy Vegan Breakfast!! | Source

Buckwheat

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup
Calories 583
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 122 g41%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 17 g68%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      • Sushma Webber profile imageAUTHOR

        Sushma Webber 

        7 months ago from New Zealand

        Hi Ksenija, hope you have tried making buckwheat pancakes a few times since you last wrote to me. We have it every weekend!

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        Christine S. 

        9 months ago

        This recipe should only be an option if your pantry is bare and you only have buckwheat groats and bananas-and nothing else to eat. It satisfies the feeling of eating a pancake but the actual pancake is gooey and for all the butter and maple syrup just doesn't taste very good. This shouldn't turn people off from eating vegan or attempting to find gluten free options because they are out there. It's just that this recipe needs far more development. You can start with replacing the water with a non-dairy milk option, introducing baking powder/soda and possibly adding gluten free flour to the buckwheat flour (spelt is also an option for those who are able to tolerate low amounts of gluten)

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        Ksenija 

        15 months ago from Novo mesto, Slovenia

        Hmmm, we love pancakes and we love buckwheat, but I have never thought about buckwheat pancakes :-) thank you, it will be for breakfast tomorrow ;-)

      • Sushma Webber profile imageAUTHOR

        Sushma Webber 

        5 years ago from New Zealand

        Thanks FullofLovesites, hope your buckwheat pancakes turn out well.

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        FullOfLoveSites 

        5 years ago from United States

        I love pancakes and I actually experiment with whatever I can add to the batter, as part of experimenting. I even do some hotcakes with bacon bits on them. Though I'm not a vegetarian/vegan, I will definitely try this! Voted up and useful/awesome. :)

      • Sushma Webber profile imageAUTHOR

        Sushma Webber 

        5 years ago from New Zealand

        Glad you liked the recipe and photos. The buckwheat groats can be bought in health food shops. They are not cooked but powdered before making batter.

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        Bridgett Tulloh 

        5 years ago from NC

        Thanks for this recipe. I have had mixed results with vegan pancakes in the past, so I may give this a try. The photos look good. I was wondering about the buckwheat groats though.... Where do you find them? Are they cooked? Thanks!

      • Sushma Webber profile imageAUTHOR

        Sushma Webber 

        5 years ago from New Zealand

        Thanks TravelAbout. Let me know how your pancakes turn out and also the vege dinner.

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        Katheryn 

        5 years ago from United States

        Sushma,

        They look wonderful. Yes, I will try these buckwheat pancakes. Might even make a nice vege dinner. Great hub - thanks for sharing. Voted Up!

      • Sushma Webber profile imageAUTHOR

        Sushma Webber 

        5 years ago from New Zealand

        May be you can find buckwheat flour. Good luck.

      • Claudia Tello profile image

        Claudia Tello 

        5 years ago from Mexico

        I wish I could get "Buckwheat Groats" here in Mexico because I would love to have a low carb buckwheat pancake for breakfast now and then.

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