Buckwheat pancakes recipe

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  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 5 min

These easy buckwheat pancakes are great with sweet or savoury fillings and are a delicious way to start the day (or end it, if you fancy them for dinner!).

We’ve put together this gluten-free buckwheat pancake recipe to be as easy as possible and it only takes 15 minutes to throw together, with the pancakes themselves taking just 5 minutes to cook – ideal if you don’t have much time. Despite its name buckwheat isn’t actually a wheat at all, which makes this recipe gluten and wheat free. If you haven’t had buckwheat before then it’s flavour is probably best described as ‘nutty’ which makes it a really nice base for most flavours, both sweet and savoury. Try experimenting with ham and cheese or strawberries and cream for a naughty treat.


  • 100g buckwheat flour
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 250ml your choice of milk
  • 125ml water
  • 1 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • Groundnut oil to fry (you can use olive oil but this has a higher smoke point)
  • Suggested sweet fillings:
  • Fresh fruit and Sweet Freedom
  • Berries and Greek yoghurt
  • Chocolate sauce and Greek yoghurt
  • Lemon juice and Sweet Freedom
  • Apple puree and crème fraîche
  • Add a little coconut milk or unsweetened desiccated coconut to the pancake mix and fill with pineapple.


  • To make your pancake batter whisk the flour, egg and milk together until you have a smooth paste.

  • Whisk in the water and yoghurt to make a smooth batter – if you want to make crepes then add a little extra water at this point to make a thinner batter.

  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a non-stick pan, just enough to cover the base.

  • Add the batter – depending on the size of pancake you want

  • Cook until golden, then flip gently – they are quite delicate at this stage.

  • Keep them warm if using immediately, or allow them to cool.

  • Make a big batch of buckwheat pancakes, freeze, and defrost in a dry pan or microwave for a handy standby. If freezing, separate each one with greaseproof paper and put in a sealed bag.

Top tip for making Buckwheat pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes are wheat-free, which means they're also gluten-free

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