Buckwheat Pancakes

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They’re filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day.

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They're filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day. Get the easy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Seeing my friends put out beautiful cookbooks never gets old. I think there’s something so special about a cookbook that has been a dream of an individual. You can feel their passion and hard work in the writing, in the pages, and in the recipes.

Laurie’s new cookbook, Simply Scratch, is no exception. I’ve always been a huge fan of Laurie’s blog, Simply Scratch. (Plus she’s a fellow Michigander!) Personally, I’ve been known to take a shortcut or two in my cooking (hellllooo I have two small children), but when at all possible, I prefer to make things from scratch. If that appeals to you at all – this book is for you.

Simply Scratch

It’s a fantastic resource – starting with a chapter on pantry and fridge essentials, kitchen tools and equipment, and tips and techniques. After Laurie has laid down the groundwork for scratch cooking (including her journey into this style of cooking), she covers recipes for the basics. Stuff like ketchup, mayo, spice mixes and more. After that, she moves into more recipes – breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches, sides, mains, and desserts. Basically everything you need – 120 recipes in total.

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They're filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day. Get the easy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Some recipes I can’t wait to try:

  • Strawberry-Cinnamon Sugar Compound Butter
  • Heirloom Tomato Tart
  • Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Panzanella
  • Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Topped Chicken
  • Cornbread and Leek Stuffed Pork Chops
  • Fresh Cherry Pie with Walnut-Thyme Crumb

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They're filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day. Get the easy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

About these buckwheat pancakes:

The recipe I started with was these buckwheat pancakes. Which my kids are still convinced are chocolate pancakes. I haven’t corrected them. These pancakes are full of flavor thanks to nutty buckwheat flour, fresh orange juice, and coconut oil. They’re healthy, hearty and a fantastic way to start the day. Laurie tops hers with strawberries in the book but since it’s November in Michigan, I opted for pure maple syrup. Can’t go wrong.

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They're filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day. Get the easy breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I froze a bunch of these pancakes which is perfect for Ben – while he’s getting ready for work in the morning, he’ll pop a few in the toaster oven and breakfast is ready!

Buckwheat Pancakes

These buckwheat pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, resulting in a beautiful nutty flavor. They’re filling, healthy, and a great way to start the day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, plus more for the griddle
  • Butter and pure maple syrup, for serving

Directions:

  1. Heat an electric griddle to 375ºF or a skillet over medi­um-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, orange juice, eggs, and vanilla. While whisking slowly, pour the milk mix­ture and the melted coconut oil into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
  4. Place 1 teaspoon of coconut oil onto the hot griddle; use a spatula to spread it around until it has melted and the grid­dle is evenly coated. Working in batches, measure 1/4 cup of pancake batter and pour it onto the hot griddle. Cook the pancakes for 4 minutes or until bubbles form, break, and do not fill back in, then flip. Cook the pancakes on the second side for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the pancake batter, adding more co­conut oil to the griddle only as needed.
  6. Serve warm with butter and real maple syrup.

VARIATION: Try adding fresh fruit like bananas or berries into the pancake batter for extra healthy goodness.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 18 pancakes, Serving Size: 2 pancakes

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 193 Calories
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 6g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Reprinted from Simply Scratch by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2015, Laurie McNamara

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: If you’re used to buttermilk pancakes made with white flour, these buckwheat pancakes will be a bit different for you but I assure you, they are delicious!
Husband’s take: Skeptical at first, but he’s been loving these.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy.

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5 comments

  1. Im a huge fan of the nutty flavor of buckwheat! These are pancake perfection!

    Rating: 5
  2. Laurie’s cookbook looks amazing and so do these pancakes! Love the buckwheat flour!

  3. Rachel!!! Thank you SO much!! I hold these pancakes near and dear to my heart and love that you’ve picked this recipe to share today! Your photos are amazing, YOU are amazing… I can’t thank you enough for your support! MUAH! XoXo

  4. They look delish!

  5. These pancakes sound amazing and your photos in this post are just gorgeous!

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