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Fluffy Vegan Fiber-Rich Pancakes with Gluten Free Option

by Marianne Navada
buckwheat pancakes

These pancakes are super healthy and easy to make. Buckwheat is gluten free. It’s a seed and considered a pseudocereal, similar to quinoa. It’s high in protein, fiber, and a good source of complex carb. Alternatively, you can use wholewheat flour.

You can make extra and store in the fridge.

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buckwheat pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Fiber-Rich Pancakes

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )


  • 1 flax egg (mix 1 1/2 tbs. ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp. water for about 3-5 minutes)
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour for gluten-free version or 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 3 tbs. brown palm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1 cup oat milk (or any nut-based milk)
  • 1/2 tbs. vanilla
  • 1/2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • Optional: 1 tbs. chia seeds

For serving:

  • 1 tbs. melted vegan butter
  • Berries or banana (optional for topping)
  • Maple syrup


  • Make flax egg in a small bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix.
  • Then whisk in the flax egg and all liquid ingredients, making sure that there are no lumps.
  • Heat up a lightly oiled cast-iron griddle or non-stick pan in low heat. Make sure the pan is hot enough but not smoking. Take 1/2 cup of the batter and gently pour on to the griddle. When the top starts to bubble, carefully flip the pancake and remove from griddle when golden brown. If needed, lightly oil the pan again for the next pancake.
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On Cooking

  • Make sure the griddle or pan is hot enough before you make your first pancake.
  • Before flipping the pancake, make sure the top has bubbled up.
  • To flip the pancake, slowly work on all sides making sure that the edges are not sticking to the pan.

Healthier Way

  • Use a silicone basting brush to oil the pan. You’ll be amazed how much lesser oil you will need.
  • Melt the butter instead of directly taking butter from the stick or tub and spreading it on the pancake. You will use much less butter.
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