Recipe: Caramel Buckwheat Pancakes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

by Michelle on December 8, 2010 · 8 comments

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Foods don’t have to be full of artificial flavours to be delicious. There are so many foods to make food tasty and which can naturally flavour and increase the nutritional benefit of our foods. Some foods such as ginger can even help to improve our digestion. Think: fresh and dried herbs and spices, peppers, fruits etc.

In my recipe for Caramel Buckwheat Pancakes, I’ve used Mesquite powder to give the pancakes a lovely caramel flavour. I’ve also soaked part of the mixture in order to help decrease phytic acid content and make it more digestible.

Caramel Buckwheat Pancakes


  • 3 parts buckwheat groats, freshly ground into flour or use buckwheat flour from the store
  • 1 part mesquite powder
  • water
  • 1 tsp. rye flour (optional; not for gluten-free versions)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • butter or coconut oil, to cook with and a bit extra to serve
  • fresh fruit to serve
  • maple syrup (optional)

How to:

  1. The night before: Grind buckwheat and add to a bowl along with the mesquite powder and rye flour if using. Add water and mix to make an almost batter-like thicknesss. Leave on a counter with a plate covering the bowl overnight to slightly ferment.
  2. In the morning (or when ready to cook), beat the eggs and then mix into the buckwheat-mesquite mixture to form a smooth batter.
  3. In a hot pan add butter and pour a nice circle of the mixture into the pan. Cook until the mixture bubbles and each side is browned.
  4. Serve with butter, maple syrup and fresh fruit.

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VIPMEMBERSONLY December 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

RT @LoverHealthFood: New Blog Post: Caramel Buckwheat Pancakes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)


alex at a moderate life December 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Hi ‘Chelle! It has been a crazy few weeks but had a few quiet moments today and thought I would drop by your wholesome whole foods friday, but it isn’t up yet! This great recipe caught my eye. I adore buckwheat pancakes much more than the plan ones! Such a nutty good taste! All the best and have a great summer weekend! (i love to say that when it is cold here!) hugs. Alex


Michelle December 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Hey Lex.

So nice of you to stop by :). I love buckwheat pancakes too, much more tasty I say! Hope your winter is going well and not too cold! Hugs!


Gena December 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Oh yum! Thanks for sharing this, I am so going to try making these!


Michelle December 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

Thanks for stopping by Gena.


Yelena January 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

Buckwheat pancakes? How interesting. Looks deliciously healthy. A must try for me.


Joana February 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Yummmmmm I am so gonna try this recipe,
it looks mouth watering:)


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