Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

This easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe combines all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

This easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe combines all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

When I started phase 1 of my own LEAP elimination diet based on my MRT blood results, I knew there were going to be changes to the types of staple foods I turned to. One such thing? The flours I store in my pantry.

I had already been using gluten-free flours, but most of the cup-for-cup gluten-free flour blends that I relied on had ingredients that came back moderately reactive for me, or they had untested ingredients that I needed to omit temporarily. Some even contained milk powder, which definitely wasn’t an ingredient I expected to see in a flour blend!

I began trying different alternative flours – almond flour, coconut flour, millet flour, tapioca flour, buckwheat flour, etc. I quickly found one favorite though, and that was buckwheat flour.

This easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe combines all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

Buckwheat is almost a bit of a misnomer, because despite having “wheat” in the title, there’s actually no wheat protein in buckwheat and it’s a gluten-free food. If you’re familiar with quinoa, buckwheat is kind of like that in that it’s actually a starchy seed. These seeds (often found for purchase as “buckwheat groats”) are delicious in their own right, but they’re also popular milled into a flour.

I really like using buckwheat flour when baking gluten-free, because it seems a little closer to a traditional flour than say something like coconut flour.

I used pre-milled buckwheat flour in this Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe, but you can alternatively mill your own buckwheat flour by using a coffee bean grinder or high-powered blender to mill into your own flour. This step doesn’t take very longer, and many people say it yields a lighter-colored flour, so if color is important you may want to mill your own.

This easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe combines all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

To make these Banana Buckwheat Pancakes even easier I blended all the ingredients together! Of course, the more ripe/ overripe your banana is, the sweeter it will make your pancakes. I like to top my Banana Buckwheat Pancakes with fresh banana slices and a drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey for added sweetness.

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This easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe combines all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 18 small pancakes
Calories: 59 kcal

These easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes combine all ingredients in a blender resulting in a simple, gluten-free, vegan breakfast.

free from: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1 banana (very ripe)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (plus extra for skillet/ griddle)
  • 1 c. buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • optional toppings: fresh banana slices, seeds, maple syrup or honey, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat a griddle or cast-iron or non-stick skillet to medium-high heat (about 400 degrees).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 60 seconds on medium speed, or until evenly combined.
  3. Brush griddle with coconut oil, or melt a little coconut oil in your skillet.
  4. Pour small pancakes on your griddle (about 2 tbsp worth of batter).
  5. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Any leftovers can be frozen or kept in an airtight glass container up to 4 days in the refrigerator. The best way to reheat is in a skillet or toaster.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Responses to Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

  1. I happen to loooove buckwheat pancakes. Total tangent, but my uncle always called my cousin “Buckwheat” growing up. Looks like weekend brunch is gonna be amazing!

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