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Fabulously Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

25 min

Breakfast

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

These nutrient-packed buckwheat pancakes are a weekend ritual for us. It's as simple as mixing all the ingredients in one bowl, cooking them up, and then lathering them with your favourite pancake toppings!

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Total

25 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 2
    ripe bananas
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk*
  • 1 cup (120 g)
  • 1 tsp (5 g)
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Optional toppings

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Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat a non-stick large pan over medium heat, and add some oil. When hot, dollop spoonfuls of batter into the pan, using the back of your spoon to shape the batter into round pancake shapes.
  3. When lightly golden on the bottom, flip, and let cook on the other side.
  4. Add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium. You may notice in the video we mentioned using ¾ cup of plant-based milk, but after having made this pancake recipe time and time again, I've found that a full cup results in a smoother batter consistency.

Storage

  • 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.
  • Simply pop in the toaster or oven to defrost and enjoy.

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Grains 27%

buckwheat flour

Proteins 28%

ground flaxseeds

unsweetened soy milk

Fruits & Veggies 45%

ripe banana

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

ground flaxseeds

refined coconut oil

Nutrition info

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Catherine J. Smith - Oct. 12, 2021, 11:20 a.m.

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.

Thank you.

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2021, 3:24 a.m.

Oh, Catherine, this means so much! We're so happy to hear the pancakes were enjoyed. If you're looking for an omelette recipe, you may be interested in our chickpea omelette sandwich (pickuplimes.com/recipe/chickp…) if you haven't already seen it 🤗

Catherine J. Smith - Oct. 13, 2021, 4:41 a.m.

chickpea omelette sandwich? Oh my yes, yes thank you!


Aggeliki - Oct. 10, 2021, 1:23 p.m.

They were so soft and sweat, my picky kids loved them.


Robin - Sept. 18, 2021, 9:27 a.m.

Making these pancakes has become somewhat of a weekend ritual for us!

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 4:47 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the pancakes, Robin!


Veronika - Sept. 16, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Love these pancakes, especially when topped with almond butter and blueberries. My new favourite breakfast, thank you so much for the recipe! :)


Sonia - Sept. 14, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

These pancakes came out awful. Extremely gummy, flat, almost raw in texture. And they burned easily.

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

Hi Sonia, we're so sorry to hear the pancakes didn't turn out as planned! Did you use the ingredients and portion sizes provided in the recipe? We'd love to help get to the bottom of it if possible :)


Charlotte - Sept. 11, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

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. 🙌🏻🥰

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 4:50 a.m.

Ooo always fun to use new kitchen supplies! So happy the pancakes were enjoyed, Charlotte 😃


Stacy - Aug. 14, 2021, 3:03 a.m.

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 :)

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

Thank you, Stacy, for allowing PUL to be part of your journey and sharing the kind words! We're so happy you're enjoying our content 🌻


Sofie - Aug. 13, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

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! 🙏 🤩 ❤️


Shinee - Aug. 13, 2021, 11:33 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2021, 6 a.m.

So happy to hear, Shinee! We hope you enjoy breakfast tomorrow 🌻


Bridget - Aug. 5, 2021, 8:53 a.m.

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^^.

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

So wonderful to hear, Bridget, thanks for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey 🌻


Michelle - July 31, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

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!!

Michelle - Aug. 1, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

I ended up making it with 2/3 cup applesauce and it turned out great 🤗 I made it with the stewed berries and some almond butter and it was absolutely wonderful!

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:05 a.m.

Hi Michelle, thanks for the update! We're so glad the recipe was enjoyed and appreciate the review 🥰


Michelle - July 29, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:25 a.m.

So incredible to hear, Michelle! We appreciate the review so much :)


Lindsay 🇺🇸 - July 29, 2021, 3:52 p.m.

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.


Nelly - July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.

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?

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

Thank you so much for the kind words and being here, Nelly, you're too sweet! Our Apple, Ginger & Rhubarb Cobbler (pickuplimes.com/recipe/apple-…) and Breakfast Waffles (pickuplimes.com/recipe/vegan-…) are two others we enjoy with buckwheat flour. Happy cooking ☺️


Jane - July 26, 2021, 9:03 a.m.

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.


Kate - July 25, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

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.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the pancakes, Kate!


Pernilla - July 24, 2021, 10:08 a.m.

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! 💙💛

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

Thank you, Pernilla, for being here and sharing the wonderful review! It means so much 🤩


Sonia - July 22, 2021, 8:58 p.m.

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.


T - July 18, 2021, 7:34 p.m.

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.

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

Hey there, T! How disappointing to hear the pancakes didn't turn out. We suspect it may have been the almond flour substitute as in our experience almond flour requires more of a binding agent. We'd recommend either sticking with buckwheat flour or adding more of a binder, such as banana or 1 tbsp ground flax seeds gelled in 2.5 tbsp water!

We hope you enjoy the recipe more if you give it another try 🙂


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

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.

Constanze - July 12, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

I love making pancakes and wanted to try out a new recipe, but unfortunately I had the same problem. I even heated a second pan, but it didn’t really get any better :( The pancakes were still really delicious, I was just a little bit frustrated that they didn’t look too pretty.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 2:56 a.m.

Thank you for the honest feedback, Katherine and Constanze! Using a non-stick pan, lowering the heat a bit, and adding a touch more oil may help!


Sylvia George - July 9, 2021, 10:19 a.m.

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 🌹

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 4:51 a.m.

This truly means more than words can express, Sylvia! We're so happy to have you in the PUL community 💖


Michele - July 8, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

Quick and delicious alternative to your normal pancakes! Thank you PUL fam for this amazing recipe!


Isobelle - July 1, 2021, 7:57 a.m.

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 🥰


Japsowin - June 27, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

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 🤗

PUL Team - June 29, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

This warms our hearts to hear, Japsowin! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your journey with food ✨🙂


Weronika - June 22, 2021, 8:04 a.m.

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 ;)

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 5:33 a.m.

Hi Weronika - we're so glad you enjoyed the pancakes! Always fun to add our own twists to recipes 😃


Jamie Ngo - June 14, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

These pancakes are specially bomb with stewed berries! Thank you PUL family!


Asma - June 13, 2021, 9:18 a.m.

Simple and tastes great!


Sam - May 18, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

Such a simple yet flavorful recipe!! I just have a question... can we store the leftover batter in the refrigerator?

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 7:23 a.m.

Hey Sam! We haven't tested it out but we imagine you could store the batter in an airtight container in the fridge for around 2 days. It probably would be best to give it a good stir before using it. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 🤗


Rita - May 16, 2021, 3:13 p.m.

Hello
First time trying this one, I added frozen blueberries on one side before flipping, I was delicious!
Thank you 😊

PUL Team - May 17, 2021, 4:09 a.m.

Such a lovely idea to add blueberries to the pancakes, Rita! Thank you sharing 😃


lara - May 13, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

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 💚

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 9:18 p.m.

Aww thank YOU so much for the glowing review, Lara! That does sound super delicious 😍 We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family ✨🤗