Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes gluten free

Vegan buckwheat pancakes are healthy vegan gluten free pancakes made of buckwheat flour.

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What’s buckwheat ?

Buckwheat is a gluten free seed that can be used as whole (known as buckwheat groats) or flour. Buckwheat flour has a hearty flavor, it is high in fiber and therefore lower in carbs than others regular flour. Therefore, buckwheat is good to stabilize or reduce blood sugar level.

How to make vegan buckwheat pancakes?

Buckwheat pancakes are very easy to make with only few wholesome ingredients:

  • Buckweat flour – the color of buckwheat flour vary from brands to brands. It tends to be darker in Europe (e.g France  has a darker buckwheat flour called ‘farine de ble noir’) and it is lighter in US or New Zealand/Australia. Whatever the color of your flour is, the result will be the same, a delicious buckwheat pancake.
  • Baking soda and baking powder – this recipe has no gluten and the combo of leaving agents is the trick to make fluffy vegan gluten free pancakes
  • Apple cider vinegar – activate the leaving agents and create a vegan buttermilk when combined with plant-based milk
  • Unsweetened almond milk or water – you can use thicker plant based milk too, e.g soy milk. But note that the pancakes will be heavier if you swap almond milk for soy milk.
  • Liquid sweetener – I love to use unrefined sugar so the best liquid sweetener are brown rice syrup, agave syrup, coconut syrup, maple syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut oil or any oil you like, almond oil or avocado oil are healthy option. You can substitute oil by apple sauce, for an oil free vegan pancake recipe. Note that this will make the pancakes will be a bit more dense

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Vegan pancakes toppings ideas

The best vegan pancakes toppings for those buckweat pancakes are:

  • Liquid sweetener – healthy options are unrefined sweetener like pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup, apple syrup or coconut syrup
  • Nut butter – almond butter, cashew buter, peant butter
  • Fruits – low carb fruits like raspberries, blueberries or strwaberries are delicicoys.Otherwise use banana slices, peach or apple sauce
  • Others – a pinch of dessicated coconut or sliced almonds on top of the pancake is delicious to ad crunch an nutrients

Vegan buckwheat pancakes

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4.91 from 11 votes

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Vegan gluten free buckwheat flour pancakes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: vegan buckwheat pancakes
Servings: 11 pancakes
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Carine


Dry ingredients

Liquid ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Almond milk - unsweetened, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar - or any vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown rice syrup - or maple syrup or any liquid sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil - melted, or applesauce for oil free


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together unsweetened almond milk, vinegar, syrup, vanilla and oil. Set aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients: buckwheat flour, baking soda, baking powder. Make a well in the center and pour the liquid ingredients in the middle.
  • Whisk until it forms a smooth, slightly thick batter with no lumps.
  • Warm a pancake griddle under medium heat with a little olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the warm oiled griddle, use the back of a spoon if needed to spread batter into a lovely round shape pancake.
  • Cook until bubbles forms on top and sides are set and dry - about 2 minutes, then slide a spatula under the pancake and flip on the over side. Cook for an extra 30 seconds on this side.
  • Serve immediately or cool on a rack while you are cooking the rest of the batter. You should be able to make 11 pancakes.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice like : maple syrup, brown rice syrup, almond butter, dairy free coconut yoghurt, berries, banana slices etc.


  • Store the cooked pancakes up to 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze in zip slicon bags. Defrost at room temperature the day before. You can rewarm the pancakes in a toaster


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.7g

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Reader Interactions


  1. Paula

    5 stars
    I’ve recently switched to an anti-inflammatory diet because of my auto-immune disease, and the biggest thing I’ve struggled with is finding decent GF alternatives. These pancakes are every bit as good as wheat based pancakes. We really enjoyed them – thank you for the recipe!

  2. Lav

    5 stars
    Hi Carine,
    Can I grind raw buckwheat groats for the flour? Would you recommend sifting it? Thanks so much, can’t wait to try these tomorrow!

    • Carine

      Sure! Make sure you grind them thinly into a thin powder and it should be fine, no need to sift it. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine.

  3. Valeria

    Hello, I have a doubt, could I divide your recipe in half (all the ingredients)? Since I don’t have too much buckwheat flour left. Thanks!

  4. Michelle Robinson

    5 stars
    I don’t usually leave comments but wow these were Really good! They were super light and fluffy, not dense and weird textured or taste like many gluten free recipes. This was my second time using buckwheat flour and I really like the texture of it by itself without mixing it with any other flours. These were definitely not as sweet as i’m used to with pancakes but topped with maple syrup and sweet fruit were definitely enough for me. I added a little cinnamon, dried ginger, carrot pulp and a pinch of salt to mine. Thank you!

  5. Tizzy

    Does anyone have a recommendation on the brand or type of buckwheat flour they used? The buckwheat flour I have on hand is very coarse, so I was disappointed in these, but am going to look for a better brand!

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