Buckwheat Pancakes


These gluten-free buckwheat pancakes are a vision of health. Enjoy them with yogurt or berries for a breakfast treat that makes you feel good. See the tip to make your buckwheat pancakes vegan.


  • 4 rounded tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 4 rounded tbsp gluten-free plain flour
  • 1½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • 1 tbsp light olive or vegetable oil, plus extra for frying

To serve:

  • yoghurt, plant-based if required
  • fresh or frozen berries, defrosted if frozen


  1. Sift the flours, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the milk and oil until thoroughly combined.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until there are no visible traces of flour.

  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium–high heat. When it is hot, add a drizzle of oil and carefully wipe it across the pan with a piece of kitchen paper. Use a dessert spoon to spoon the batter into the hot pan. The batter should bubble quickly. After about a minute the edges of the pancake should be set with little holes appearing across the surface. Flip the pancakes over with a spatula and cook for 30 seconds.

  5. Set the pancakes aside on a warm plate or baking tray while you cook the remaining batter in the same way, oiling the base of the pan before each batch.

  6. Serve the pancakes in a stack, drizzled with maple syrup or topped with a spoonful of yogurt and berries.


  • To make Vegan: You can make these vegan by substituting 1 small, ripe banana (about 70g/2½oz), mashed, for the egg and use plant-based milk. Omit the sugar and add an extra teaspoon of oil to the batter as these have more of a tendency to stick.


Website: desserts.fitandhealthyrecipes.com

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