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Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

There's nothing like a hearty pancake breakfast to start your day! These nutritious buckwheat pancakes are not just vegan, but also gluten-free and refined sugar-free too.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword buckwheat, dairy-free, egg free, gluten free, pancakes, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 -9 pancakes
Calories 85kcal


  • 1 ¼ cup buckwheat flour (use a certified gluten-free brand if needed)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup unsweetened, plain almond milk, plus more if needed (or other plant-based milk)
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • vegan butter or refined coconut oil, for greasing the pan


  • Whisk together the buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients until combined. It’s ok if there are a few small lumps. If the batter seems too thick, you can add a little more almond milk if needed.
  • Heat a little vegan butter or coconut oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is fully heated up before adding any of the pancake batter. You can test this by dropping in a tiny amount of the batter and making sure it sizzles as it hits the pan.
  • Drop about ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and cook over medium to medium-high heat. Once bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and it’s golden brown underneath, it’s ready to flip. Repeat this process, adding more vegan butter or coconut oil in between batter additions if necessary. Each pancake should take about 2 minutes per side.
  • Serve as desired.


The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Butter or oil to grease the pan was not included in the calculation.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g