Happy Pancake Day! A day that can be a nightmare if you’ve just been diagnosed coeliac and you don’t know how to make good pancakes anymore and who doesn’t want to have pancakes on pancake day. Buckwheat pancakes may not be the best looking ones in the pancake house but they make up for it with their nutty flavour and light texture.
Despite the name Buckwheat is naturally gluten free plus it’s high in protein and fibre so a good alternative all round. I’ve tried many different flours when trying to make gluten free pancakes, I find coconut flour a hit or a miss as coconut flour tends to soak up so much liquid but these are a winner every time. I’ve added cinnamon but feel free to try a few drops of vanilla or almond essence which I also sometimes do.
Both gluten free and dairy free these buckwheat pancakes match well with whatever you fancy, honey or even some almond butter.
Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancake Ingredients…
125g of Buckwheat flour
1 large egg
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 tbsp of unrefined caster sugar or alternatively 1 tbsp of maple syrup
200ml of coconut milk
1 tbsp of dairy free butter
1. In a bowl combine all your dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and sugar (if using maple syrup wait and add it with the wet ingredients for easiness)
2. Then in a second bowl beat the egg then mix in the coconut milk, now add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir them through until you get a nice consistency that’s still runny enough for pouring into your frying pan. The mixture won’t be really smooth and thats fine.
3. Het your frying pan on a low to medium heat and melt around 1 tbsp of dairy free butter. Ladle around 2 tbsp’s of the buckwheat pancake batter into the pan and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, then flip. Cook on the opposite sides for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
4. It will depend on the size of your frying pan and the size of your pancakes as to how many you can do at a time but repeat the process until all the mixture is used up. Keep the cooked ones in a warm oven until they are all ready to enjoy warm with the toppings of your choice.
Enjoy your Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes and why not also try my Chocolate Banana Pancakes using gluten free oats instead of flour.