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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! This recipe has been updated from it's original version.

Servings

(4 pancakes per serving)

Total

25 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 2
    ripe bananas
  • 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 tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    pumpkin spice mix (optional)

Toppings

Serves well with

Directions

  1. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When lightly golden on the bottom, flip, and let cook on the other side.
  5. Add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • This recipe has been updated from its original version.

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.
  • To reheat from frozen, pop in the toaster or oven to defrost and enjoy.

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Grains & Starches 20%

buckwheat flour

Proteins 25%

ground flaxseeds

unsweetened soy milk

almond butter

Fruits & Veggies 55%

ripe banana

fresh mixed berries

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

ground flaxseeds

almond butter

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Sauce - Feb. 25, 2024, 3:42 p.m.

These are very adult-flavored, but oddly my 16 month old enjoyed them more than versions using other flours and sugar. I didn't have banana so added apple sauce. I also added more salt (a continuous need in PUL recipes). Enjoyed, will make again.


Marta Nowicka - Feb. 13, 2024, 9:18 p.m.

I added some grated apple into the pancake mixture and home made plum butter for topping 🙂


Michaela - Feb. 5, 2024, 6:13 p.m.

Delicious! Made it with brown teff flour. Works well!


Lilja Margrét Riedel - Jan. 14, 2024, 2:22 p.m.

Lovely recipe, I didn't have flaxseeds so I added an egg. And then a little less milk did the trick.


clare - Dec. 22, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

These are incredible


Darcy - Dec. 22, 2023, 6:35 p.m.

I've made these a few times because they are so delicious and filling! We love them.


Japsowin Kaur - Dec. 5, 2023, 6:22 a.m.

This is my favorite pancakes recipe, absolutely love the texture☺️😊


Delia C - Dec. 2, 2023, 6 p.m.

This recipe is great !! I’m just not sure what buckwheat flour you use because the one I got is very dark compared to your pictures. Also has a very strong taste .. some of my kids don’t like it as much. Some love it . Thank you for the recipe .
The cook along thing is very useful

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2023, 11:41 p.m.

Hey there, Delia, we're so happy that the cook-along mode on the PUL App is helpful! For buckwheat flour, there are typically two types available: 1) light buckwheat flour which is made from hulled buckwheat groats, resulting in a lighter colour and milder flavour and 2) dark buckwheat flour, which includes the hulls and has a stronger taste. You could opt for the light variety if you'd like 🤗

Delia C - Dec. 4, 2023, 2:29 a.m.

I didn’t know of the variation . I think the stores I’ve been to only carry dark . I’ll try to look for the light one . Thanks for the tip !


Gelene Capcap - Nov. 18, 2023, 9:54 p.m.

When I didn’t have bananas or buckwheat flour, I used one egg and oat flour instead it turned out great too! I honestly prefer the oat flour texture to the buckwheat texture. So wholesome, filling, and delicious! Thank you PUL team for this wonderful resource. 🫶🏻


Melusine Parenteau - Nov. 18, 2023, 11:40 a.m.

A go to recipe for me! ✨


Dominika Kacprzak - Nov. 16, 2023, 8:59 p.m.

They are amazing. Very easy to make. I have never prepared so fluffy and delicate pancakes. It will be my go to on Sunday mornings :)

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2023, 11:23 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Dominika! Enjoy the buckwheat pancakes 🤗


Natalia - Nov. 14, 2023, 10:14 a.m.

Hello!
Would you have a recipe with Buckwheat savory pancakes? To eat with spinach for example :)
Many thanks,
Natalia

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2023, 1:02 a.m.

Hey Natalia, we'll note down the request! In the meantime, we have a Vegan Okonomiyaki recipe (pickuplimes.com/recipe/vegan-…) and a Scallion Pancakes recipe with all-purpose flour and green onion stalks on our mobile app if you're interested 😊


@gezond.met.planten - Nov. 7, 2023, 8:14 a.m.

So good! Instead of pumkinspice I added a tiny bit of curcuma, black pepper, ginger and a bit of clove powder. Felt like eating christmas pancakes!


Lucia - Sept. 24, 2023, 5:26 p.m.

These have been a staple at home for about two years now and were the first cooked breakfast I was confident making at home. They come together easily and require minimal cleanup afterwards.

We love them topped with yogurt and blueberries or stewed apples.

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2023, 6:22 p.m.

We're so happy that the buckwheat pancakes are being enjoyed, Lucia, thank you! Love the idea to top them with stewed berries 😍


Louana - Sept. 23, 2023, 1:55 a.m.

These are the best vegan pancakes I tried to date ! (I just could not find ground flaxseeds so I did not use it and it was still great.) Your recipes are always so tasty, with so much attention put on flavours and textures ! Thank you, good job ! <3

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2023, 4:55 p.m.

Thank you so much, Louana, we're so happy to hear! We put lots of love into our content 🥰


Linda - Sept. 22, 2023, 7:45 p.m.

This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it. About how many grams of banana should I aim for? Bananas come in a wide range of sizes.

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2023, 4:52 p.m.

Hey Linda, our bananas are medium in size so roughly 7 inches long and 118.0 grams in weight. We hope you enjoy the pancakes if you're able to give them a try 🤗


Alexis Sanchez - Sept. 5, 2023, 3:11 a.m.

Super easy


MJ - Sept. 5, 2023, 2:40 a.m.

PUL used to have these exact pancakes in a baked version - please could you add that information in if at all possible? I can’t find the recipe. It did two things: avoided the stickiness and I could cook a batch all at once.

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 7:18 a.m.

Hey MJ, thank you for connecting and our apologies for any inconvenience you've encountered trying to find the baked buckwheat pancake recipe. We didn't believe it was the best version it could be but have noted down the request to explore adding it back. In the meantime, if you email us at [email protected] we can send you the original recipe 💌


Nancy - Sept. 3, 2023, 4:24 p.m.

I have been making these for years. The taste is amazing. My only problem is that it sticks to my none stick pan soooo bad. Any pointers?

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 5:56 a.m.

Hey Nancy, using a non-stick pan, turning down the heat a bit, and adding a touch more oil may help! For pancakes, it's also essential to make sure the pan is preheated before adding the batter. We hope this helps for now 🤗


Sanne Bakker - Sept. 1, 2023, 8:16 a.m.

These are my favourite!! Here in Kenya we have a lot finger millet flour. I substituted the buck wheat flour with finger millet flour - can totally recommend!


Sera Palmer - Aug. 24, 2023, 11:22 a.m.

Made them for my one year old. They went over well, he ate two big ones.
I added blueberries and spinach, too.


Andree-Anne R. - Aug. 19, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

The taste of banana with the buckwheat flour is really lovely! Cook very easily also. I replaced the cinnamon with a mix of spice i had which contains: cinnamon + cacao powder + nutmeg + ginger + cardamom.
Yummy 😋 As always thanks for the tasteful recipe 💜

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:13 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the pancakes and the spice blend details, Andree-Anne, it means a lot! 😃


Kati - Aug. 12, 2023, 12:39 p.m.

I've made it at least 20 times and I love it. :)
I've tried it a couple of different ways, my favourite flavor is to leave out the pumpkin spice and add some blueberries or cocoa powder and chopped chocolate to make it a dessert.

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2023, 7:28 p.m.

Mmm this is a delicious idea, Kati, thank you!


Rebecca - Aug. 6, 2023, 10:42 a.m.

One of my favourites!


Silvia Natal - Aug. 5, 2023, 9:52 p.m.

Love this app! So easy to cook and taste so awesome!

PUL Team - Aug. 6, 2023, 10 a.m.

That makes us so happy, Silvia, thank you!


Silvia Natal - Aug. 5, 2023, 9:52 p.m.

Love this app! Easy to make and taste wonderful! You all are artist to do so much magic ! I love to eat

PUL Team - Aug. 6, 2023, 9:59 a.m.

Aw thanks so much, Silvia, so glad you're enjoying the app so much! 🥰


Silvia Natal - Aug. 5, 2023, 9:50 p.m.

Very easy to make! Next time I make sure I have fresh fruits ! Good taste


Carol - July 27, 2023, 12:05 p.m.

Absolutely amazing!! I love these pancakes, so tasty and healthy


Robyn - July 21, 2023, 2:27 p.m.

I had high hopes for this one but I was not a fan. My Buckwheat flour was blueish purple and I’ve noticed yours was not. Perhaps that’s why mine didn’t come out amazing?
Regardless, I’m a huge fan of Pick up Limes and will continue to enjoy your recipes!


Mario - July 4, 2023, 3:38 a.m.

I haven’t had pancakes in YEARS, ever since becoming vegan, and these brought back memories of my childhood. These are so easy to make and so delicious!

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 4:30 a.m.

Woop woop! Welcome back to the pancake party, Mario 🥞


Isla - June 20, 2023, 12:53 a.m.

This is now my go-to pancake recipe, it’s so simple yet healthy! 🌿✨


Alex - June 9, 2023, 5:39 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe. Our children love these and they're a Sunday breakfast staple, but I had a request to try chocolate pancakes today. Any tips on how to chocolatify them while keeping them healthyish? Maybe I should just drop a few dark chocolate chips on them in the pan.

PUL Team - June 10, 2023, 10:03 p.m.

Hey Alex, so happy the pancakes are being enjoyed! Adding dark chocolate chips is a lovely idea. Alternatively, it might be fun to experiment with adding unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder to the dry ingredients. Dutch-processed cocoa powder in particular is sweeter in flavour and dissolves easily in liquid compared to natural cocoa powder which is more bitter. You can adjust the amount based on how rich you want the chocolate taste to be. Let us know if you test chocolate pancakes out 🤗

Jamie - July 2, 2023, 5:51 p.m.

I added cocoa powder, chopped hazelnuts and 1/4 cup maple syrup to this recipe and it was excellent. My 6 year old inhaled them!


Georgie Sargeant - June 6, 2023, 10:41 p.m.

Amazing pancakes. So nourishing but decadent feeling.


T - June 3, 2023, 1:34 p.m.

My entire family loves these pancakes. I bake them at 350° for 20 minutes instead of cooking them in a pan.

PUL Team - June 3, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

Ooo thanks so much for sharing your experience with the pancakes, T!


Anna - May 28, 2023, 9:38 a.m.

I make these every weekend and everyone I’ve made them for loves them. It’s so hard to resist eating them straight out of the pan!


J-9 - May 26, 2023, 8:01 a.m.

Made them the first time this morning. Did not have a banana at hand so substituted with apple sauce. Worked just as well. They are absolutly delicious, exactly what i was craving this morning 😍

PUL Team - May 26, 2023, 6:28 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, J-9, thanks for sharing your experience with it too!


Lais Silva - May 12, 2023, 4:52 p.m.

Been doing this recipe for years! (literally!). Now offering to my first child, and soon to the second <3 we all love it so much!

PUL Team - May 12, 2023, 9:08 p.m.

Awe it means so much, Lais - sending lots of love to your little ones! 💛


Laura - May 10, 2023, 8:11 a.m.

I haven’t comment yet but I have to comment on these pancakes. These pancakes have been a staple for at least 3 years (I think a bit longer). They’ve been approved and throughly enjoyed by friends, exes and my non vegan non healthy eating parents. Everybody loved this!! Still going strong in my kitchen. I do them almost every weekend! Thank you!!

PUL Team - May 10, 2023, 5:24 p.m.

Awe so thrilled the pancakes are being enjoyed, Laura! Thank you 😃


Michelle - May 3, 2023, 9:15 p.m.

These are so good! I’ve never used buckwheat flour before 😊 I didn’t have any vanilla and they were still delicious. Thank you for the recipe

PUL Team - May 4, 2023, 3:31 a.m.

So happy to hear, Michelle, thank you! 😃


Japsowin - April 15, 2023, 6:37 p.m.

This recipe is a weekend staple! So so good and super healthy!


michelle - March 24, 2023, 8:44 p.m.

My favourite weekend treat😊


Oksana - March 11, 2023, 12:20 p.m.

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! :)

PUL Team - March 11, 2023, 9:31 p.m.

Thank you for supporting PUL and for helping make our community so special, Oksana! it means so much 💛


Lena - March 11, 2023, 8:37 a.m.

Delicious, thank you so much for this recipe


Zoe - Feb. 25, 2023, 3:04 p.m.

Love this recipe with stewed berries, tahini and mixed-seed blend!


Sonia - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:08 p.m.

I love the nuttiness of the buckwheat in these pancakes. It really hits the spot with some tahini and frozen raspberries.

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:26 p.m.

A delicious pairing, Sonia!


Sammy - Feb. 5, 2023, 10:56 a.m.

So amazing, love all the recipes. Any alternative with sun dried tomatoes? If you don’t have them at home.

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2023, 11:26 p.m.

Thank you, Sammy! Any recipe with sun-dried tomato in particular? Some general substitution ideas include canned tomato, tomato paste, sun-dried bell pepper, roasted bell pepper from a jar 🙂


Anna - Feb. 5, 2023, 8:18 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2023, 8:49 p.m.

Hi Anna! Thanks for sharing part of your experience with buckwheat.We're so thrilled the pancakes were enjoyed, even by the little ones 🥳


Guendalina - Jan. 6, 2023, 1:10 p.m.

Delirious as always! Thanks for all your amazing recipes


Polina - Dec. 31, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

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?

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Hey Polina, we're sorry to hear - this is one of our favourites! Did you measure using the gram and mL amounts listed or the cup and Tbsp amounts? If you use cup measurements, it might help to ensure that the flour isn't too packed in the cup, but rather, gently spooned into the measuring cup and levelled. This will make sure that not too much flour is added. You could also add more plant milk to the batter to help thin it out if needed.

As for the pan, it can help to ensure the pan is preheated before adding the batter. We hope this helps for now and do let us know if you give the recipe another try 🤗


Elaine - Dec. 9, 2022, 2:50 p.m.

Can you substitute whole wheat flour for buckwheat flour?

PUL Team - Dec. 9, 2022, 6:13 p.m.

Hey Elaine, we haven't tested it out but have heard a positive review from Stacy who used whole wheat flour instead of buckwheat!


Mads - Dec. 7, 2022, 11:38 a.m.

I absolutely adore these pancakes!


Sammy - Dec. 2, 2022, 2:21 p.m.

This is a staple in our home! We have it every weekend :P

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2022, 9:04 p.m.

So glad to hear, Sammy!


katie - Oct. 27, 2022, 10:39 a.m.

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

PUL Team - Oct. 28, 2022, 4:17 a.m.

Hey Katie, aw we're sorry to hear. Are you using all of the other ingredients and portion sizes? If so, pancakes burning that quickly can be a sign the pan is too hot. It could help to turn the heat down a touch 🙂

Sammy - Dec. 2, 2022, 2:23 p.m.

Hey Katie, we make these every week and my bf had the same problem once, but it was because of the pan he used (a silver one that the batter was sticking to). When I switched him to a non-stick pan it worked great!


Eliana - Oct. 23, 2022, 8:19 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 6:25 a.m.

Hey Eliana, we find homemade milk to be a bit creamier so that could be it! Adding a touch more liquid can help 🙂

Eliana Franklin - Oct. 25, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

Thank you <3


Tanika - Oct. 5, 2022, 2:31 p.m.

Make these almost every week - love them so much!


Lily - Sept. 23, 2022, 2:55 a.m.

Is there a substitute for the banana that is not applesauce? I'm allergic and most pancake recipes use bananas :/

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 3:28 a.m.

Hey there, Lily, we can't say with absolute certainty as we haven't tested it out. Plant-based Greek yogurt, or another pureed fruit, such as pears, pumpkin, or sweet potato are some ideas that may be fun to experiment with. We'd recommend adjusting the batter to taste if so. Do let us know how it goes if you test it out 🤗


Sofia - Sept. 20, 2022, 2:08 p.m.

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

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2022, 11:21 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Sofia, thank YOU!


Luzie - Sept. 12, 2022, 6:51 p.m.

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?

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Hey Luzie! So happy to hear. 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 or freezer for around a month. The fridge may work better than the freezer to keep the fluffy texture, and it would be best to give the batter a good stir before using it. Let us know how it goes if you give either a try 😃

Luzie - Sept. 16, 2022, 2:16 p.m.

Hi there! I've tried it already (in the fridge, of course) and it was totally fine! The texture was thicker, which was for me even easier to bake and the color didnt' change at all, what I supposed before. I Think I will keep it that way, if I know, that I'm going to be in a hurry the next morning.

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

Amazing! Thanks for the update, Luzie 🙌


Anna-Lena - Sept. 4, 2022, 5:58 p.m.

Made these pancakes soo many times. They're super delicious and easy to make.


Rob - July 15, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

I love these pancakes and they are the only ones I eat


Anna - July 12, 2022, 5:40 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:09 a.m.

So glad the pancakes are being enjoyed, Anna, and love the idea to top them with berries!


Anne - June 17, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - June 19, 2022, 2:12 a.m.

So happy to hear, Anne, we appreciate it so much 😃


Anna - June 13, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

They are fabulous!


Amelia - June 9, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Love this so much!


Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:13 p.m.

This is just a staple recipe for me! I love to enjoy it with almond butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries :)

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:10 p.m.

Mmm love the pairings, Erica, sounds delicious 😍


Cierra - June 2, 2022, 1:04 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - June 2, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

Hey Cierra! We haven't tested it out so we can't say with absolute certainty. We've heard positive reviews with spelt, whole wheat, or oat flour in other recipes though. The batter may need more flour or liquid depending on the consistency. Do let us know if you experiment with it! Our high protein vegan pancake recipe uses spelt flour as well if you haven't already seen it and are interested: pickuplimes.com/recipe/high-p…


Elsa - April 30, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

Hi Sadia!!
Can I use this recipe to make waffles?

Thx for sharing always such amazing and delicious recipes!!

Elsa,

PUL Team - April 30, 2022, 10:17 p.m.

Hey Elsa, we haven't tested it out but that's a lovely idea! We imagine adding some oil may be desirable to promote a crispier outer layer. We also have a waffle recipe here in case you're interested and haven't already seen it: https://www.pickuplimes.com/r… 🤗


Romane - April 10, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

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?

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 1:35 a.m.

Hey Romane, we're so glad it's being enjoyed! Using a non-stick pan or evenly distributing the pan with oil from a brush or paper towel can possibly help lower the amount needed 😊


Louisa - March 25, 2022, 8:54 a.m.

Thanks for the tasty recipe, in our opinion there is too much cinamon so I will reduce next time. Have a lovely day

PUL Team - March 26, 2022, 6:41 p.m.

Thank you for sharing the honest feedback, Louisa! Sometimes the ripeness of the banana can impact the balance of the flavours depending on how sweet they are. Adding fresh spices to taste may be one approach to help, and less cinnamon sounds nice if that's preferred. We hope you have a lovely day as well 😊


Aura - March 16, 2022, 9:08 p.m.

Loved it!


Georgiana - Feb. 16, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 10:15 p.m.

So thrilled the pancakes are being enjoyed, Georgiana, it means so much!


Morgan - Feb. 5, 2022, 2:27 p.m.

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. :)

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

Hey Morgan! Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the pancakes. If you kindly remember, which units of measurement were used? One thing that comes to mind if gram units weren't used, is the bananas may have been on the larger size. If that was perhaps the case, the batter would be less liquidy. We hope this helps for now and are so glad the pancakes were enjoyed in any case 😊

Morgan - Feb. 18, 2022, 1:12 p.m.

Ah, I wasn’t think about weighing them without the skin and that may be my issue.
Thanks so much


Mareike - Jan. 31, 2022, 9:59 a.m.

Our 2 year old daughter loves these pancakes with homemade applesauce :) and we too! Thank you for this amazing recipe.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 7:49 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Mareike!


Edna - Dec. 29, 2021, 10:48 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 5:59 a.m.

Hey there, Edna, thanks for sharing your experience with modifying the recipe! We're sorry to hear the gluten-free all-purpose flour didn't work out as planned.

Buckwheat flour is naturally gluten-free, so it may be possible to find one that's labelled gluten-free at your local grocery store. This will mean it's also processed in a gluten-free facility. Alternatively, a mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one gluten-free flour on its own.

Just in case you haven't seen and are interested, our Simple Oatmeal Pancakes recipe is also a gluten-free option that wouldn't require as much experimenting: pickuplimes.com/recipe/simple…. We hope this helps for now and do let us know how it goes if you test anything out again!


Lela - Nov. 11, 2021, 4:14 a.m.

Hi, did you use whole grain buckwheat flour or just buckwheat flour?

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 4:28 p.m.

Hi Lela, that's a lovely question. In general, buckwheat is considered a whole grain (wholegrainscouncil.org/defini…) although some brands may process it differently into the flour. We aim to choose products that say "whole grain buckwheat" or "100% whole grain buckwheat" in the ingredients list when possible. Either option would work though☺️


Sara - Oct. 27, 2021, 3:35 p.m.

They were really good. I substituted with barley flour and it resulted in a softer chewier pancake. But awesome recipe thanks !

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

Ooo thanks for sharing the substitute, Sara, it's so appreciated!


Chrystal - Oct. 20, 2021, 3:08 a.m.

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.

PUL Team - Oct. 20, 2021, 5:38 a.m.

Aw thank you for the kind words, Chrystal, it means so much! We're so honoured that PUL can be part of your vegan journey, and wishing you all the best with it 🙂🌻


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 ✨🤗