Buckwheat Pancakes

Why don’t I make pancakes more often? Every time I make them, I ask myself that question, but for some reason I hardly ever do it. I currently have far too many kinds of flour languishing in my cupboards, so I’m trying to make new things with all of them. Buckwheat pancakes aren’t exactly new because I grew up eating them, but I’m not sure that I’ve ever made them myself.

These are soft and have great buckwheat flavor (which took some getting used to when I was little) that is PERFECT with maple syrup. This recipe makes a lot — about 10 6″ pancakes — but Mike and I had no problem finishing them all after our race this morning. I’m really hoping I can stick to this Sunday morning pancake trend because I forget how much better it makes the whole day!


1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
3 tbsp melted butter

Whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, gently beat the eggs with the buttermilk. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix gently. Drizzle in the melted butter and stir to combine.

Heat a griddle until a drop of water sizzles immediately on contact. Spray with nonstick spray or brush with a little melted butter. Pour on enough batter to make a 6″ pancake. Cook until the top is covered with bubbles, then flip and cook for another few minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup.


7 Responses to “Buckwheat Pancakes”

  1. 1 Roxan September 27, 2010 at 7:45 am

    It’s ok, like you I love pancakes but barely ever make them either! Doesn’t it make you feel better that you’re not alone? 🙂

  2. 2 Big Boys Oven September 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    this is truly different and awesome, i must try this at home

  3. 3 Damaris September 27, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I need to try this. Actually i need to ask my husband to try this, he’s the one who makes all the pancakes.

  4. 4 branny September 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I rarely make pancakes and waffles for breakfast because 1) we never wake up at the same time and 2) I cannot scale the recipes down enough for just 2 ppl. These pancakes look great, though!

  5. 5 Trish September 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve never had anything made with buckwheat before…but these pancakes look delish! Is there anything that the flavor compares to?

  6. 6 Monica June 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    My mom used to make something like this but with pieces of apple inside…best thing ever.
    Thanks for the super-amazing-helpful site 🙂

  7. 7 Andrea January 24, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I made these for breakfast this morning and they are AMAZING! I love them! I definately love the flavor of buckwheat so these were perfect for me. I topped them with some banana butter [PB & banana blended together] and blueberries. I’ll be keeping this recipe for sure, thanks! 🙂

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