Buckwheat Pancakes offer a delightful twist on the traditional pancake, bringing a nutty flavor and a hearty texture to your breakfast table. Buckwheat, despite its name, is a gluten-free seed that’s rich in nutrients and offers a wonderful alternative for those looking to add variety to their pancake routine. These pancakes are perfect for a cozy morning breakfast and can be topped with your favorite syrup, fresh fruits, or a dollop of yogurt.


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

For Serving:

  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh berries or sliced fruit
  • Yogurt or whipped cream


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, sugar (if using), baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix the beaten egg with the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Make the Batter: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined; the batter should be slightly lumpy. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
  4. Preheat the Skillet: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with a little butter to lightly coat the surface.
  5. Cook the Pancakes: Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Serve: Serve the buckwheat pancakes hot, topped with maple syrup, fresh berries, yogurt, or whipped cream as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, without toppings):

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 8g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Serves: 4 people

Buckwheat Pancakes are not only delicious but also a nutritious way to start your day. Their unique flavor and satisfying texture make them a welcome change from traditional pancakes, and they can easily be customized with various toppings to suit your taste. Enjoy these wholesome pancakes for a filling and flavorful breakfast!

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