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buckwheat pancakes recipe

Buckwheat pancakes with pineapple, banana and toasted coconut flakes

Alfalfa House Co-op Member
Quick and easy breakfast pancakes recipe made using wholegrain buckwheat and spelt flour. Shop for all these ingredients at your Newtown Food Co-op Alfalfa House
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • coffee/spice grinder
  • sieve
  • whisk
  • non-stick fry pan


  • 3 medium ¬†Free range eggs separated
  • 65 g Ground buckwheat groats
  • 60 g Plain organic soft flour
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 140 ml milk
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 medium pineapple peeled, core removed and finely sliced
  • 1 medium banana
  • 50 g coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp natural yogurt optional


  • Pre heat oven to 150 degrees C.

For Dry Ingredients

  • Make buckwheat flour by placing groats in a coffee grinder and grind until fine
  • Measure flour then add to plain flour. Sieve into a bowl.
  • Add baking powder and salt to the flours
  • Toast coconut flakes (dry) in the oven on a baking tray for around 10 minutes until golden

For Wet Ingredients

  • Separate eggs, place yolks in a bowl and beat lightly with a whisk or fork then add milk
  • Make a well in the centre of the DRY ingredients and slowly add WET ingredients. Also add in the honey at this stage.
  • Whisk egg whites until they form firm peaks, ( will hold firm on the whisk) then gently fold through batter
  • Heat a non-stick frypan to medium heat, spoon in batter leaving space around each. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Keep warm on a plate in the oven while making next batch.
  • Serve with sliced pineapple, sliced banana, toasted coconut flakes and a drizzle of maple syrup and maybe a spoon of homemade natural yoghurt.


  1. For coeliacs and gluten free diets simply use 125g buckwheat flour and no plain four.
  2. Other topping ideas: Blueberry, banana and agave syrup.  Caramelised apple or pear and chopped roasted hazelnuts
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