These are the oil-free buckwheat pancakes that my girls request every weekend! They're easy to make, gluten-free, and scrumptious!
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Now, let's yak about pancakes.
During the week, we have very little time in the mornings before rushing off to two different schools. From 6:30am on it's go, go, go, which means toast, yogurt, and fruit most mornings.
Come Saturday, however, the girls begin requesting their favorite homemade breakfasts, which include my Low Sugar Breakfast Cookies, these Berry Muffins, and pancakes!
These babies are my girls' favorite recipe. Jade asks for them every weekend, and they're especially perfect for her given the on/off trouble she has with gluten.
I like that they employ just one flour (no gums or starches), are low in sugar, and are easy to make. I also love that all of the kids enjoy them. It's rare to find a recipe that pleases everyone, so I'm always happy when one does the job.
Because these don't have a lot of added sweetener, a light drizzle of maple syrup makes them even more delicious.
Most weekends though, my kids eat them sans syrup or butter, so they must be pretty good on their own!
We'll occasionally add in a handful of blueberries or a sprinkle of cinnamon, as this basic recipe lends itself well to variations. However you make them, I hope you enjoy these oil-free buckwheat pancakes!
Easy Buckwheat Pancakes
- 1 cup buckwheat flour see Notes
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar (I use cane sugar)
- 1 ¼ cup 'butter'milk see Notes
- 1 egg (1/4 cup applesauce also works)
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Begin by heating a large, non-stick skillet over low heat.
- In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar).
- For the 'butter'milk, add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a measuring cup, then add in enough milk of your choice to equal 1 1/4 cups.
- Whisk in the egg (or applesauce) and vanilla with the milk mixture.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in the milk/egg mixture.
- Whisk until smooth. It will seem too thin at first, but it will gradually thicken up.
- Add a pat of butter or coconut oil to the warm pan and increase the heat to medium.
- Once you see tiny bubbles form in the skillet, begin dolloping in the pancake batter (about 1/4 cup for each pancake).
- Cook on the first side until the perimeter of the pancake begins to set and you see bubbles form.
- Flip the pancake and cook another 20-30 seconds.
- Repeat with the remaining batter until done.
I like to grind my own buckwheat flour from these groats, but the pre-ground flour is also tasty in this recipe.
I like to use my Homemade Coconut Milk to make the 'butter'milk used in this recipe.
These are some of the items I use to create this recipe:
Are these really just 35 calories a pancake?!
Yes, assuming you make the stated amount of 18 pancakes. 🙂
I made them un My waffle maker y they bake good.
Thanks You for the recipe
I made these this morning in an oiled cast iron pan. They were impossible to flip. They stuck to the pan and were a mess. I did not give up. I took out my stainless steel pan and oiled it to cook the remaining batter. This also was a mess.
Sorry you had trouble, Evelyn. With oil-free pancake recipes, you really need to use a non-stick skillet, as stated, or they will stick.
I made this morning and they were delicious! I enjoy your Blog.
How many pancakes do you get for one serving. I’m on weight watchers and I was trying to figure it out.
The recipe makes about 18 pancakes, and the nutritional info is based on one pancake, if that helps. So if you have five pancakes, multiply the info by five. 🙂
That sounds delicious, I will definitely try it! 🙂 Lauren, how is the ratio, more or less: Does one cup of buckwheat groats give one cup of ground flour?
Thanks Alice! I'm not certain, but I would say it would be approximately the same. I would advise measuring to be accurate. I hope you like these if you try them!
Wow! I love your pictures! I can't wait to try these!!!