Buckwheat Pancake Recipe. Pancakes are one of my favorite weekend meals. It is such a nice change from our regular eggs for breakfast. When I first sought after a homemade pancake recipe I had such a hard time finding a good one. Why did all the recipes that looked appealing have 15 ingredients? We tried sourdough pancakes, some with coconut flour, almond flour, whole wheat, and even leftover oatmeal. All I wanted was simple ingredients, properly prepared grains, and delicious pancakes!
I bought some buckwheat to try to make bread with, and someone told me it was great for pancakes. Oh, I was on a search for the perfect recipe again! What did I find? A bunch of recipes that used buckwheat flour, and I had 25 lbs of groats. Well, I picked a recipe and made it anyway, just soaking the buckwheat instead of using flour. I made my best pancakes yet! The recipe changed over time until it became all my own. We love pancakes again, and mixes don’t even compare. This recipe is crispy on the outside, light and chewy on the inside, with a nutty whole grain flavor.
Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
- 2 cups buckwheat groats
- 1 teaspoon yogurt (or apple cider vinegar)
- An egg
- 1 cup milk (or water)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- *Start 12 the night before you want to eat pancakes.*
- Put the 2 cups of buckwheat in a bowl, and add enough water to cover the groats by 2 inches. Add a teaspoon of yogurt or apple cider vinegar. Cover and let sit for 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, strain the buckwheat.
- Put buckwheat and all other ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until batter is smooth.
- Cook on a greased skillet, on medium heat, until they bubble on the surface, and then flip.
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Optional – Sprouting the Buckwheat
Sprouting grains adds to protein, mineral and vitamin content of the seeds. You can read more about the nutritional benefits here. Buckwheat sprouts very easily, so this would be a great recipe to use if you have never sprouted seeds before. However, you will need to start soaking the groats a full 24 hours before you want the pancakes. Sometimes the best food takes the longest to prepare. I sprout my seeds about half of the time, and soak them the other half of the time. Like I said, it just takes more forethought.
If you want to sprout your buckwheat for this recipe, here is how you do it. 24 hours in advance put the 2 cups of groats in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 12 hours. After 12 hours, strain into a colander, sit it on the counter, and cover with a towel. In 12 hours you should have sprouts forming on the groats. Rinse the buckwheat and resume the recipe at step 3.