Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Hearty pancakes like these just feel like a fall recipe to me. The weather is the PNW is just starting to turn back to it’s typical rain, and staying home on a weekend morning with a warm drink and a plate of this comforting treat sounds oh, so perfect.

I often find it difficult to make light, fluffy pancakes that are both vegan and gluten free, but this recipe has a way of being light and fluffy as well as satisfying. I’m definitely going to make these in larger batches and freeze them, to have a pancake to pop into the toaster for a quick and filling weekday breakfast.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe by the same name from Lazy Cat Kitchen. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups buckwheat flour

  • pinch salt

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 cup plant-based milk (I used soy)

  • 2 heaping Tbsp WowButter (or if not allergic to nuts, your favourite nut butter)

  • coconut oil for frying

1.In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking power and baking soda.

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2. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, lemon juice, milk and nut (or nut free) butter, and whisk until the nut butter is completely broken down.

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3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until you have a semi-smooth mixture. This shouldn’t be as lumpy as most pancake or waffle batters, but a few lumps is okay.

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4. Add enough coconut oil to coat the bottom of your frying pan and use a medium heat. I used a 1/2 cup scoop to ladle the batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface of the batter, then flip.

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5. Cook until golden brown on the other side, or until the pancake is firm to the touch. I like to keep the pancakes on a plate in a very low temperature oven so they stay warm while the rest are cooking.

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6. Top with your favourite toppings. Nectarines are in season in my neck of the woods, and made a really lovely pair with the nutty flavour of the buckwheat.

If you have the time, make your favourite sides and have a true weekend breakfast.

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(Yes, I know bacon is not vegan, but neither am I).

What are your favourite pancake recipes? I’m interested in trying out more alternative flours and would love to hear your thoughts!

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