Best Buckwheat Pancakes

Saturday, July 24, 2010
These griddle cakes are a vintage Best Buckwheat Pancake recipe mom made when I was a kid and have very fond memories of eating these for breakfast on the weekend.

These all-made-from-scratch buckwheat pancakes are much heartier than just regular all-purpose flour these have a combination of both with a nutty taste to them

This basic buckwheat pancake batter is perfectly served plain or with any fruit on top and of course good old traditional butter with maple syrup on top.

The best part of making these from scratch is they really are quick and easy with a lighter texture than any boxed brands.

Two bowls with separate dry and wet ingredients, mixed with buttermilk and griddled to perfection, just watch for the bubbles on top before flipping them.

Try adding some fruit to the batter if you like whole red raspberries, chopped cherries, or even dried raisins and cranberries to have a variety.

We love this recipe and big breakfast, sometimes these accompany Baked Pancake Casserole or our Simple Baked Bacon and Egg Cupcake Quiche the kids absolutely love both, and if you're not in a hurry try our Simple Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausages!

Scroll down to our recipe card for these easily printable instructions.

a plate of buckwheat pancakes

Easy Steps

  1. Heat the griddle brushed with cooking oil or with cooking spray
  2. Mix, the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. In another bowl add the wet ingredients 
  4. Mix just until moistened (batter will be lumpy)
  5. Ladle round pancakes into a hot griddle and wait for the bubbles before flipping.

buckwheat pancake batter

Ingredients You Will Need

  • flour
  • buckwheat
  • sugar
  • buttermilk 
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • butter
  • oil

buckwheat pancake batter and hot griddle buttered



  1.  fold in fresh fruits
  2. chocolate chips
  3. top with fresh fruits
  4. fold in dry fruits
  5. serve with flavored syrups
  6. make cinnamon butter
  7. spread with fruit jams and preserves
  8. sprinkle with powdered sugar

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The flavor is rich and nutty and works great when making muffins, and quick bread so if you were wondering what to do with all that buckwheat left besides pancakes, it's a versatile flour to use.

It’s also much darker in appearance than plain flour (or even whole wheat) flour.

Remembering the good old days in every bite is a great way to reminisce about mom's recipes for breakfast and this is one of them.

You can still have those good feelings while enjoying our buckwheat pancakes, and sure to bring smiles and maybe some tears when remembering those days.

Best Buckwheat Pancakes

Best Buckwheat Pancakes

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 3 MinTotal time: 13 Min
Old-fashioned made from scratch Buckwheat Pancakes like mom used to make


  • 3/4 cup buckwheat
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, lemon, almond or orange
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • butter, canola or vegetable oil for the griddle


  1. Heat the frying pan or griddle to medium-low (mine is on number 4)
  2. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
  3. Place all wet ingredients in another bowl and whisk together.
  4. Slowly add the buttermilk and just stir leaving lumps.
  5. Using a gravy ladle, pour onto a greased frying pan or griddle.
  6. When bubbles appear flip.
  7. Repeat.
  8. Serve with a pat of butter and syrup of any kind you prefer.
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Other Favorite Buttermilk Recipes

Strawberry Skillet Buttermilk Shortcake
Breakfast Homemade Buttermilk Sausages
Blueberry Scones

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  1. wow,always these are great for breakfast!and yours looks so tempting!

  2. Love these berry pancakes, either for the breakfast or afternoon snack!

  3. Claudia, you know we love pancakes here!

  4. Oh I just saw your new look, I love this one! I agree, there are some scary drivers out there that cause bad accidents. I hate driving. Well, your pancakes can certainly be comforting after a stressful day! Lovely pancakes Claudia!

  5. I see people trip over each other as they walk down the street talking on their cell, so how can they concentrate to drive? I will calm myself with a large plate of pancakes, syrup and fruit.

  6. I think making these pancakes for someone special shows them you care! People do need to slow down a bit in their day to day and really enjoy the simple things! Thanks for making me smile today!

  7. A lovely post...and your pancakes are phenomenal!

  8. yep, I get it too.... everyone is so in a hurry these days, so little time to pay attention for the good stuff ... like these pancakes - like them a lot

  9. Great post...definitely words to live by.

    And your pancakes look perfectly delicious!

  10. You're so right - often the best things are simply simple

  11. These look scrumptious! Would love to have one now. Their presentation is fantastic!

  12. These look scrumptious! Would love to have one now. Their presentation is fantastic!

  13. So right. We should be grateful for every day and all we have. I'm always trying to slow myself down because you never know what might be around the corner.

    Love the pancakes. Now I'm SO in the mood for a little maple syrup.

  14. Wouldn't it be so nice to live in the Italian lifestyle where there is no rush? Sometimes I look back on my day as a blur and can't remember the time in between. This was a great post to get your mind going and these pancakes would make anyone slow down to savor.

  15. What delicious, fresh and summery pancakes! And a very thought provoking post.

  16. Lovely pancakes. I could certainly wake up to these.

  17. I make pancakes for my girls every Sunday and tomorrow they'll have blueberries in them since they are in season around here.

  18. Loved reading your post, and your thoughts. I'm nuts for pancakes and yours look oh so special!

  19. I am not taking life for granted ~ and I want those pancakes in it!!!!!

  20. I have been so behind on blog reading, but I LOVE the new look to your site! It is so easy to read! I try very hard not to take life for granted and be appreciative for each and every day.

  21. I just love pancakes, especially when they have a lot of fruits!

  22. Awesome pancakes and awesome post. So often we don't appreciate everday life and how lucky we are to be able to experience it. Thank you! :)

  23. I couldn't agree more , lovely post :) I am really enjoying your recipe too. I usually load my pancakes with not so good toppings, now I can see a great alternative. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Yes, totally agree with you not to rush and be cautious when doing things. And never to take things for granted. It's a very good reminder cos I had just burnt my fingers while rushing through with my cooking. I accidentally touched a very hot pot handle. I had to hold a packet of frozen peas for about 30 minutes to prevent the blisters developing!! Love your pancakes...anytime :D

  25. I rarely do pancakes, yours are so yummy!

  26. You are so right Claudia - life is short, we only have one shot, and we need to enjoy every second we can. These pancakes are a good way to enjoy life, that's for sure!!

  27. Wow, those look good. Nummy!

  28. Pancakes are simple, but are always delicious! Yours look great :)

  29. Breakfast and especially pancakes can be eaten at any time of the day! These look wonderful Claudia!

    Bon appetit!


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