Fabulously Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

Most weekends we treat ourselves to some nutrient packed buckwheat pancakes. We also have a baked version on the blog, which you can find here, but lately we've been cooking up these tasty little treats in a pan.

I prefer my pancakes topped with a creamy nut butter or some of our homemade vegan Nutella and some quick stewed berries. Robin has more of a sweet-tooth and prefers to top his with hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), a very typical Dutch treat.

Aren't chocolate sprinkles meant more cupcakes though? Hehe...

Did you know: Buckwheat is a seed, so buckwheat flour is a very nutrient dense ingredient. These pancakes are higher in protein and fibre than regular flour, and higher in vitamins and minerals too.

Healthy and delicious? Yes please!!

Watch How To Make Them Here

This recipe starts at 1:32



Buckwheat Pancakes - Super Healthy

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free

Yield: 2-3 servings (10-12 small pancakes) Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 25 min


1 cup (128 g) buckwheat flour (GF if desired)

2 very ripe bananas

3/4 cup (175 ml) plant milk

1 Tbsp (7 g) ground flaxseeds

1 tsp (5 g) baking powder

1 tsp (5 g) ground cinnamon

1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

INGREDIENTS: Optional Toppings

Nut butter, like peanut or almond butter

Jam, like this homemade chia seed jam

Maple or agave syrup

Fresh berries or stewed frozen berries

Banana coins

Melted chocolate or a vegan chocolate spread, like this homemade Nutella


  1. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

  2. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat. Add about 1 tsp of coconut oil to the pan to prevent sticking. Dollop spoonfuls of batter into the pan, making pancakes of about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter.

  3. Add desired toppings (I always go for a nut butter and some stewed frozen berries). Enjoy!


  1. Variations: vary it up by adding new toppings each time!

  2. Batch-make: you can make this in batch and freeze for on-the-go breakfasts. Simply pop in the toaster or oven to defrost and enjoy.

  3. Storage: best if enjoyed immediately, or freeze with parchment paper in between each pancake so they don’t stick together and enjoy within a month.


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❤ Sadia

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