vegan buckwheat pancakes

This is an easy one-bowl vegan buckwheat pancake recipe that is gluten-free and healthy. The recipe is for those of you who don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes making breakfast.

Basically, all you have to do is to combine all the ingredients into a food processor, blend and cook.

I love these vegan buckwheat pancakes because they taste exactly like normal, wheat pancakes, but they are much more nutritive. Also, compared to classic pancakes, the buckwheat ones require less time.

So, I see only advantages, that is why I would never make those wheat-and-sugar pancakes again.

What is buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a grain. Although the name suggests that is it contains wheat, it has nothing to do with that – it is actually gluten-free.

Some people eat it raw, soaking it beforehand. You can find a lot of raw vegan recipes with buckwheat, like cakes or even raw vegan yogurts.

If you have to switch to a gluten-free diet, buckwheat is your saver because it can replace wheat flour. It has a pleasant taste, and you may like it even more than the taste of normal flour (I do, at least).

vegan buckwheat pancakes

Is buckwheat healthy?

Buckwheat is packed with fiber, proteins, minerals, and other nutrients. So, buckwheat flour is a healthy replacement for wheat flour.

It is considered to be a superfood, because of its high consistency of nutrients. Buckwheat can decrease the risk of some diseases and can increase the process of weight loss. No side effects.

Raw vs roasted buckwheat

The taste of these two types of buckwheat is completely different.

The raw buckwheat has a pale green color and has a hard texture. The taste of it is quite neutral.

On the other hand, roasted buckwheat has a brown color. The taste is much more intense, it’s nutty and rich. The roasted buckwheat is mostly used as a side dish. It is mostly used in East-European countries.

Be careful when choosing the buckwheat groats or flour for the desserts. For the desserts, you need raw buckwheat flour/groats. Otherwise, the taste of your dessert will be much stronger and different.

vegan buckwheat pancakes

Where can I find buckwheat flour?

Normally, you can find it in healthy markets or vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free stores.

If you can’t find buckwheat flour, you can buy buckwheat seeds and make your own flour.

Again, make sure to buy green, raw buckwheat.

Also, you can find it online.

You can order the buckwheat on iHerb (a healthy online shop based in America which ships worldwide). Here is the link to the buckwheat groats and buckwheat flour. You can use the code CAB7801 for 5% off of any items that you intend to buy.

Or buy the buckwheat on Amazon. Here is the link for the organic, raw buckwheat flour.

For this recipe, we’ll need buckwheat flour, so…

How to make buckwheat flour?

To make the buckwheat flour, just add the buckwheat groats into a blender or in a coffee grinder and blend/grind for a couple of minutes until the buckwheat transforms into flour.

As simple as that. You still have that healthy and nutritive grain but in flour form.

If you are curious to find out more about buckwheat: what is it, types of buckwheat, how to soak it, how to sprout it, and recipe ideas with buckwheat, check out this article

What can I replace buckwheat flour with?

If you don’t have enough buckwheat flour or you don’t have it at all, you can use as another gluten-free option oat flour (make sure to buy certified gluten-free oat flour). The ratio is 1:1. Otherwise, you can use regular flour. I haven’t tried it, but I read that the ratio should be also 1:1.
vegan buckwheat pancakes

Now, back to the pancakes.

What toppings can I add to the vegan buckwheat pancakes?

  • Sweetener: any syrups, like maple syrup, agave syrup, date syrup/paste, or any other sweetener (you may even use honey If you are ok with that).
  • Fruits: I think that almost all fruits are good for vegan buckwheat pancakes. Bananas, strawberries, raspberries, or any frozen fruits will work fine as well. Personally, I love adding frozen blueberries (they are also extremely healthy and are considered to be superfood). Also, applesauce is a nice topping for the pancakes.
  • Nut or seed butter: almond butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter. All of them will work very well.
  • Gems: If you prefer a sweet breakfast, then add fruit gems, like strawberries gem, blueberry, raspberry, apricot gem or any gems that are your gem.

Can I add extra ingredients to the buckwheat pancake batter?

Yes! Add into the dough fruits, nuts or chocolate chips. Don’t add too much though, because the pancakes won’t hold well together.  For each cup of buckwheat flour, add a maximum of 1/3 cups of fruits, nuts or chocolate chips.

I especially like to add to my batter blueberries, orange chunks and raspberries to the vegan buckwheat pancakes.

vegan buckwheat pancakes

How to make vegan buckwheat pancakes?

Ingredients for vegan buckwheat pancakes

  • Buckwheat flour (or buckwheat groats, see how to make the buckwheat flour above)
  • Big ripe banana
  • Plant-based milk – I used soy milk, but almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk will fit perfectly in this recipe. But you can use water instead of plant-milk if you prefer.
  • Maple syrup – or another sweetener. If you don’t want your pancakes to be too sweet, you can add instead of maple syrup plant-based milk or water.
  • Baking soda or baking powder – I had baking soda, but if you want to use baking powder, add the double amount.
  • Salt – just a little bit, but it’s totally optional.

Instructions for making the vegan buckwheat pancakes

As written in the title, it is a one-bowl recipe. But actually, all you have to do is to put all ingredients into the blender and mix until combined.

Let’s take it slowly.

Pre-step: To make the buckwheat flour out of the buckwheat seeds, place the groats into a coffee grinder or blender and blend until the flour is formed.

  1. To make it easier for the blender, add the wet ingredients first: plant-based milk, maple syrup and banana.
  2. Next, add the dry ingredients: buckwheat flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Blend everything together until well combined.
  4. Preheat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Take 2-3 tbsp of the batter and form a pancake shape on the pan. After 2-3 minutes, flip. Wait another 2-3 minutes and take the buckwheat pancake out of the pan.
  5. Serve warm with some toppings that you prefer.

Also, find out how to make:

vegan buckwheat pancakes

Can I store the buckwheat pancakes?

Yes. You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 days. Before serving, warm them in a pan or in a toaster.

Also, you can freeze them. But take them out of the freezer one night before so they have time to defrost.

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vegan buckwheat pancakes

One-pot vegan buckwheat pancakes

A delicious and healthy one-pot vegan buckwheat pancakes recipe that is perfect for breakfast. The pancakes don't take a lot of time to make - only 20 minutes in total, but they will keep you full until lunch. Enjoy the buckwheat pancakes warm, with your favorite toppings and have a wonderful rest of your day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk (I used soy milk)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (or 1 tsp baking powder)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Add into a food processor the wet ingredients: plant-based milk, maple syrup, and the banana
  • Next, add the dry ingredients: buckwheat flour, baking soda and salt
  • Blend in the food processor until smooth. Adjust with more plant milk or buckwheat flour if needed.
  • Preheat a non-sticky pan on medium-high heat. Take 3-4 tbsp of the batter and pour into the pan, forming a pancake form. After 2-3 minutes - flip. Wait for another 2 minutes and remove from the pan.
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings or store the pancakes in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Equipment that I used:
Keyword buckwheat pancakes, buckwheat recipe, vegan pancakes

Tips for making the one bowl vegan buckwheat pancakes

  • Add 1-2 tbsp more of plant milk or buckwheat flour if you think that your batter is too thick/thin.
  • Consider adding fruits/nuts/chocolate chips. After you blend the mixture, add 1/3 cup of blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips or whatever you prefer.
  • Another gluten-free option is to use oat flour instead of buckwheat flour. The ratio is 1:1.
  • If you don’t have a non-stick pan, add to a normal pan around 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Top with fruits, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut flakes or jam.
One bowl vegan buckwheat pancakes

One-bowl Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Per serving:

Protein: 13% of your daily dose

Net Carbs: 35% of your daily dose

Fat: 5% of your daily dose

Fiber: 37% of your daily dose

Iron: 20% of your daily dose

Calcium: 13% of your daily dose

Vitamin A: 7% of your daily dose

Vitamin C: 7% of your daily dose

Folate: 15% of your daily dose

Potassium: 28% of your daily dose

*please note that these numbers are estimated 

Please note that I may earn a small commission from Amazon and iHerb in case you decide to buy products from these sites. 

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