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stack of Buckwheat Pancakes with blueberries

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes, made with whole grain buckwheat flour and buttermilk, are incredibly delicious with a fantastic gritty texture.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
batter rest time 5 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 138


  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (more if needed, used to grease griddle)


  • Whisk buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
  • In a separate larger bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract.
    wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls for pancake recipe
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir until batter is thick and smooth, although some lumps are fine. Let batter rest for 5 minutes until bubbles form and batter relaxes.
    Buckwheat Pancake batter with bubbles
  • Melt butter on a griddle over medium to medium-low heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip only once and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
    Buckwheat Pancakes on griddle prior to being flipped


Recipe makes about 12 medium sized pancakes. Nutritional information based off of one pancake without any toppings or syrup.
  • Serving suggestions: I absolutely love perfectly cooked bacon alongside any pancake breakfast. I also think buckwheat pancakes taste amazing with some high quality butter and pure maple syrup. Fresh fruit or a fruit compote topping are also fantastic.
  • Griddle: A flat bottomed with some non-stick properties works best. Be sure it's completely heated through before adding the pancake batter and you'll want to generously grease with butter, or you might have sticking issues.
  • Cook all batter: Because of the nature of baking powder, you need to cook all of the buckwheat pancakes and do not refrigerate any leftover batter. They need the bubbles to get fluffy.
  • Storage and reheating: Leftover pancakes can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, place on plate in microwave at 50% power in 1 minute increments.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg