Buckwheat Pancakes (Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free)

by Zin
stack of vegan buckwheat flour pancakes on a plate, topped with blueberry, banana, maple syrup

This vegan buckwheat pancakes will become a staple in your home for Sunday brunches! It is suitable for any dietary restrictions since the recipe is gluten-free and oil-free. Simple, easy to make, and taste delicious when topped with fruits and maple syrup!

I have never had a craving for pancakes before. I grew up with substantial Turkish breakfasts, but pancakes were not part of the culture back then. A typical Turkish breakfast usually consists of cheese, butter, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, jam, honey, and kaymak with bread and pastry (börek, simit, or poğaça). After I moved to Canada, I might have ordered pancakes in brunch once or twice, but that is it! I just did not get the love for pancakes.

I thought that the pancakes had to have eggs and dairy in it. After I became vegan and started searching vegan options for everything, I realized that you did not need dairy and eggs to make delicious pancakes. There is plenty of plant-based milk nowadays, and you can replace eggs with ground flaxseed, chia seed, or even ripe bananas. But in this buckwheat pancakes recipe, you do not even need a binder. It is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and even oil-free.

stack of vegan buckwheat flour pancakes on a plate, topped with blueberry, banana, maple syrup

stack of vegan buckwheat flour pancakes, sliced on a plate with blueberries and banana slices

I am obsessed with these buckwheat flour pancakes, and I make them every Sunday! You will not need fancy ingredients to make them. They are fluffy enough and filling as a breakfast. I have tried the same recipe with oat flour, too, but buckwheat is my favorite. There are two different kinds of buckwheat flour in stores: light vs. dark. I’ve used Anita’s Organic Buckwheat Flour, which is a light version.

I have got six medium-size pancakes with the ingredients below.

vegan buckwheat flour pancakes on a plate

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stack of vegan buckwheat flour pancakes on a plate, topped with blueberry, banana, maple syrup

Vegan Buckwheat Flour Pancakes (Oil-free, Gluten-free)

Yield: 6 Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Simple, delicious, high protein, vegan buckwheat flour pancakes with basic ingredients. Oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.


  • 1 cup (125 g) buckwheat flour (I used unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (I'm a cinnamon addict. you can use half if it's too much)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (I used unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl first: flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
  2. And then add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes until your non-stick pan gets hot enough. I put my pan slightly over medium heat for quicker heating.
  4. Have a scoop with a 1/4 cup
  5. Cook 4 min or so
  6. Flip the other side and cook couple more minutes.
  7. Enjoy them with your favorite toppings: blueberries, raspberries, banana, etc.


My recipe is adapted from this recipe.

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