Fabulously Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes
10 ingredients or less
One-bowl / one-pot
(4 pancakes per serving)
1 Tbsp (7 g)ground flaxseeds
1 cup (240 mL)unsweetened soy milk†
1 cup (142 g)
1 tsp (3 g)baking powder
1 tsp (3 g)ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL)
¼ tsppumpkin spice mix (optional)
1 cup (150 g)fresh mixed berries
3 Tbsp (45 mL)
Serves well with
Make your own
- Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. If your batter seems too runny, let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
- Preheat a non-stick large pan over medium heat, and add some oil. When hot, dollop about 2 Tbsp of batter into the pan, using the back of your spoon to shape the batter into round pancake shapes.
- When lightly golden on the bottom, flip, and let cook on the other side.
- Add desired toppings, and enjoy!
- †Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
- This recipe has been updated from its original version.
- Best if enjoyed the day they are made, but they also freeze well with parchment paper in between each pancake so they don’t stick together. If frozen, enjoy within 1 month.
- To reheat from frozen, pop in the toaster or oven to defrost and enjoy.
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Grains & Starches 20%
• buckwheat flour
• ground flaxseeds
• unsweetened soy milk
• almond butter
Fruits & Veggies 55%
• ripe banana
• fresh mixed berries
• unsweetened soy milk
• ground flaxseeds
• almond butter
Nutrition per serving (4 pancakes per serving)
Calories 396 kcal
|Total fat||12.9 g|
|Saturated fat||1.3 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||64.0 g|
|Dietary fiber||11.2 g|
|Total sugars||16.0 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||54 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.7 mg|
|Vitamin B12||1 μg|
|Vitamin C||29.4 mg|
|Vitamin D||1 μg|
|Vitamin E||4.2 mg|
|Vitamin K||8 μg|
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My favourite weekend treat😊
I have made these pancakes for today´s breakfast - deliiiiiicious! I added an egg though (I´m not vegan BUT I absolutely adore your recipes, Sadia!) - so I had to add a little bit more buckwheat flour.
Sadia and the team, thank you, guys, for bringing so much aesthetic and delicious joy to our homes :) Sometimes I put on your videos when I´m tired after work - they calm me down, help me relax, and give inspiration regarding what to cook the next day.
Thanks for making this world a better (and tastier) place! :)
Delicious, thank you so much for this recipe
Love this recipe with stewed berries, tahini and mixed-seed blend!
I love the nuttiness of the buckwheat in these pancakes. It really hits the spot with some tahini and frozen raspberries.
So amazing, love all the recipes. Any alternative with sun dried tomatoes? If you don’t have them at home.
Hey, my relationship with buckwheat, especially flour is complicated, I know it is healthy but doesn’t taste great, mostly due to the texture.. I think you made the best possible out of it! Even kids enjoyed that meal 😊 Thank you!
Delirious as always! Thanks for all your amazing recipes
Unfortunately, the recipe turned out a disaster. First of all the batter was not runny at all, it was very thick. Secondly, despite using a non-stick pan I wasn't able to flip the pancakes and they turned into a mess in the pan. Any suggestions?
Can you substitute whole wheat flour for buckwheat flour?
I absolutely adore these pancakes!
This is a staple in our home! We have it every weekend :P
unfortunately i wasnt able to make them not fall apart on the stove. ive used the exact measurements with oat milk, tried to make it thicker by using flax seed gel as was advised previously but they just burnt immediately. ive spent so much time grocery shopping and cooking ths with no result to even be able to eat… feeling discouraged
Made them for the 1st time and I love them! My batter was too thick, not sure if my homemade milk had something to do with it, but they were still super tasty.. next week I will try them again! Thanks!
Make these almost every week - love them so much!
Is there a substitute for the banana that is not applesauce? I'm allergic and most pancake recipes use bananas :/
I am not much of a cook but this pancakes are the yummiest and easiest to make!
I love this recipe, I have been using it for 2 years already, thank you! <3
Hi Sadia, the pancakes are one of our favorite breakfasts! Thank you for the great recipe. One question: Is it possible to mix the ingredients the night before and store it in the freezer until baking in the morning?
Made these pancakes soo many times. They're super delicious and easy to make.
I love these pancakes and they are the only ones I eat
I've been making these vegan pancakes on a weekly basis since you first posted this recipe -even prior to becoming vegan. I much prefer them with berries on top in lieu of syrup. Thank you so much for the delicious & healthier version of a Saturday morning favorite. Heel lekker! Dank je wel!
I keep coming back to these! Delicious and not as sticky (and therefore tricky to flip) as other banana pancake recipes. Works great with all purpose flower as well. Love it!
They are fabulous!
Love this so much!
This is just a staple recipe for me! I love to enjoy it with almond butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries :)
Hi! I want to make the pancakes tomorrow would spelt flour work instead of buckwheat? Or what flour would work best in place of the buckwheat and would I need to make any changes to the liquid needed, thanks!
Can I use this recipe to make waffles?
Thx for sharing always such amazing and delicious recipes!!
I make this recipe every sunday. I feel good in my body after this type of breakfast. I made it for few people this morning. They liked it all !
Do you have a way to use not a lot of oil when you bake pancakes in a pan?
Thanks for the tasty recipe, in our opinion there is too much cinamon so I will reduce next time. Have a lovely day
I am surprised I didn't leave a comment yet on this pancake recipe because I loooove it so much!! We make them at home for breakfast at least once a week (every week) and everyone loves them! This is the most used pancake recipe in our home!
Love this recipe. Love most recipes you guys make. The only thing with this recipe is the amounts seem to be off. I have a large family and made what was supposed to be 36 pancakes but it only made 18. And they weren’t huge either. Same size as the pictures. Maybe because I used oat milk instead of soy? But I don’t think that should be an issue. Not a huge deal, I’ll just have to make a note to double it next time. :)
Our 2 year old daughter loves these pancakes with homemade applesauce :) and we too! Thank you for this amazing recipe.
Hey! Thank you for the recipe!
I wanted to make the pancakes gluten free and used All purpose gluten free flour and the pancakes turned out very chewy and uncooked on the inside :(
Any tips on how to improve the consistency? Thanks a lot!
Hi, did you use whole grain buckwheat flour or just buckwheat flour?
They were really good. I substituted with barley flour and it resulted in a softer chewier pancake. But awesome recipe thanks !
Simply amazing!! The pancakes were fluffy and delicious. For topping, I spread a light layer of almond butter and a drizzle of monk fruit syrup…but honestly, they were great as is. I was looking for a buckwheat recipe and this one was so easy to follow and worked perfectly. I love your channel and find lots of inspiration in your recipes. Thank you for helping me along my vegan cooking journey.
Ever since I've decided to be vegetarian 5 years ago, I've always wonder how am I going to enjoy my morning breakfast such as pancake and omelette ever again. Thanks to you I had pancakes for the first time in 5 years. It's super simple recipe and so easy to make.
They were so soft and sweat, my picky kids loved them.
Making these pancakes has become somewhat of a weekend ritual for us!
Love these pancakes, especially when topped with almond butter and blueberries. My new favourite breakfast, thank you so much for the recipe! :)
These pancakes came out awful. Extremely gummy, flat, almost raw in texture. And they burned easily.
I have made these pancakes so many times now and I never get tired of them. 🥞❤ I love how buckwheat flour is gluten free which means I don't have to swap any ingredients in or out and it has such a great taste. I actually tried making them today without any oil as we have recently bought a new non-stick frying pan and it worked a treat! Favourite toppings have to be almond/peanut butter and stewed blackberries and raspberries. 🙌🏻🥰
My first ever successful pancakes I've made since going vegan! Substituted whole wheat flour instead of the buckwheat as that was what I had on hand.
Really tasty, and so easy to make.
I have been vegan for over a year now, and your recipes and nutritional tips have definitely made the transition smooth... and delicious :P
Thanks for all that you do, Sadia :)
YUM!!! First time trying out buckwheat flour. I made the mix for 5 pancakes, takes just one banana which is all I had and without the pumpkin spice, wow LOVE these. Definitely converted. Thanks so much! 🙏 🤩 ❤️
Thank you so much for this recipe, it is fantastic! First time I've ever successfully made pancakes, and they were so delicious too! I literally just finished eating them for dinner with stewed berries and almond butter as a Friday night treat, best decision ever. I got a batch of 12 perfect pancakes and am saving half for tomorrow's breakfast :)
I used a 2/3 cup of applesauce after seeing Michelle's earlier comment as I really can't handle banana cooked into anything and added a bit of nutmeg instead of pumpkin spice, I'm not sure if I've ever seen pumpkin spice in Australia. Both substitutions worked a treat!
Made these pancakes and they turned out really delicious. I omitted sugar because I was using soy milk with added sugar.
I really like your recipes because they are simple and most ingredients are already at home that makes more approachable and inexpensive for me, new to vegan^^.
I LOVE these pancakes!! So simple and tasty and healthy too ❤️ I was just wondering if I could swap the bananas for applesauce for the times when I’ve run out of bananas?
Thanks so much!!
I can't thank you guys enough for this recipe! These are my go-to pancakes, they're so comforting and simple and with chocolate spread or peanut butter, it tastes like dessert for breakfast :) Any day started with these pancakes is a good day!
These are great! I love pancakes and I love knowing that these are so healthy! We love these with the Vegan “Nutella,” almond butter (for extra protein), and fresh strawberry slices.
I can't keep away from these pancakes! Love the new scaling up/down feature on the website so that I can make them just for myself in the morning and not feel guilty ☺️ makes life so much easier! They also introduced me to the marvelous world of buckwheat and now I use it in everything and even introduced it to a gluten-free friend. Yum, yum, yum! Any more recipes with buckwheat?
Hello, I am not a big fan of buckwheat, but these pancakes were so yummy. I also added some blueberries and peanut butter on top of them. Thank you for another delicious recipe.
I love these. This has been one of my go to pancake recipes over the last few years. I like that they are so easy and a good way to use up bananas. Plus the buckwheat flour adds a fun twist.
I really loooove these pancakes. This has really become my new go to recepie for pancakes nearly every weekend over the last year or so😁 They are really easy to make and I usually eat them with some blueberries, raspberries and some yoghurt. Then I drizzle some nut butter on top - delicious! Thank you for the inspiration! 💙💛
Great recipe! They are really delicious and easy to make. Makes me forget I am eating something healthy :D. I keep a stasher bag of frozen bananas because the recipe is best with extremely ripe bananas. I like to add quite some cinnamon in the mixture before I bake them.
Subbed for almond flour but didnt matter because these just didn’t work. I used my entire bowl of batter trying to make these and no amount of tweaking could get these to turn out. I tried low heat I tried high heat. I tried little batter I tried more. I switched pans. Tried olive oil, coconut oil and vegan butter. Different pans and spatulas. They fell apart each and every time. Not sure what step was done off camera to get them to turn out well.
I love buckwheat pancakes, but these were really hard to make. The kept sticking to my pan and fell apart. I’m determined to make this work, but it might take a little tinkering.
I absolutely LOVE every recipe you post. I admire and respect you and I consider you my role model - one day, I hope to be just like you. Sending you lots of warm wishes 🌹
Quick and delicious alternative to your normal pancakes! Thank you PUL fam for this amazing recipe!
These were amazing with berries, maple syrup & peanut butter! I made my own buckwheat flour and used some cacao in the mixture - they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe 🥰
This recipe has become a staple at our home during the weekends! Thanks Sadia for introducing me to buckwheat flour - I'm in love with it ❤️🥰 I've made so many of your recipes and have recently turned vegan too. Thank you for all the love and positivity you bring to people's lives 🤗
It was soooo good! I used almond milk instead of soi (allergies make being vegan hard haha) added chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp of tahini to the batter simply because I can’t fully follow a recipe for the life of me ;)
These pancakes are specially bomb with stewed berries! Thank you PUL family!
Simple and tastes great!
Such a simple yet flavorful recipe!! I just have a question... can we store the leftover batter in the refrigerator?
First time trying this one, I added frozen blueberries on one side before flipping, I was delicious!
Thank you 😊
I'm in awe with this simple, fast & easy to make and very delicious pancake recipe! not only do they have a wonderful texture, taste amazing but are also adaptable. i only used 1 banana and substituted the rest with sugar free apple sauce and used an apple cake spice blend. then i filled (+ topped) two pancakes with vegan cheese and put some blueberries + raspberries into some of them and left the rest with just pure batter - all veeeryyyyy delicious! they're not that sweet which is why they go with every flavour direction (in my opinion). so, thank you for another incredibly satisfying recipe. you're the best 💚