Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

 The Spruce

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
596 Calories
24g Fat
78g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 596
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 1115mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 29%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Protein 20g
Calcium 204mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe makes delicious, melt-in-your-mouth buckwheat pancakes that are dairy-free and gluten-free to boot. They do contain eggs because eggs are not a dairy product and can be eaten by a lacto-ova vegetarian but they would not be considered vegan.

If you've never used coconut oil to top your pancakes, these are a good pancake to try it with. The coconut oil is mellow in flavor and just accentuates the sweet buckwheat flavor in the most wonderful way, especially with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

As with any pancakes, there are a zillion ways to dress these up. Slice up some fresh bananas and add them to your hotcakes, or add in any combination of berries, bacon (or vegan bacon substitute), shredded coconut, nuts, or dairy-free chocolate chips to change things up.


  • 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour (organic)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk, soy milk, or another dairy-free milk of your choosing)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin, cold-pressed if available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (make sure it's pure; imitation varieties can contain gluten)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil (virgin, for cooking and serving)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, all-purpose gluten-free flour, baking soda, optional ground cinnamon, and sea salt. Set aside.

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  3. In another bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, lightly beaten eggs, maple syrup, olive oil, and pure vanilla extract.

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  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until mostly smooth (some lumps are fine). Let the batter sit for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the buckwheat to absorb the liquid slightly (don't skip this step; it will create lighter, fluffier pancakes than if you rush through this).

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  5. Grease a skillet or pan with coconut oil and heat over medium heat. Add the batter, about 1/4 cup at a time, to the hot skillet and cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes, flipping with a spatula when small bubbles appear on the surface of one side.

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  6. Remove when both sides are lightly browned.

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  7. Continue to do this until all of the batter has been used. Cover finished pancakes with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while finishing the rest.

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  8. Serve pancakes immediately, with extra coconut oil and pure maple syrup. Enjoy.

    Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
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  • As with any recipe intended for persons with dietary restrictions or allergies, make sure to read the label on all ingredients to make sure there are no dairy-derived ingredients or other allergens that apply to you.