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Buckwheat-Currant Pancakes

These tasty gluten-free buckwheat-currant pancakes are easy, nutty and hearty, as delicious with fruit as with yogurt. Serve up a batch for Mother's Day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buckwheat flour, buckwheat pancakes, gluten-free breakfast, gluten-free pancakes, Mother's Day breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 pancakes
Author Beth


  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose GF flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt ½ teaspoon if using salted butter to cook the pancakes
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups dairy or non-dairy I used coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons avocado or other neutral oil
  • ¼ cup currants or chopped raisins
  • 1 large egg or flax egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter or coconut oil for the skillet, about 5-6 tablespoons


  • In a 2-cup measure, stir the milk and vinegar together, and then set aside for five minutes. (This mixture mimics buttermilk, which when mixed with the baking soda later in the recipe, makes the pancakes fluffy.)
  • Meanwhile, whisk the flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and vanilla with the milk, then stir in the oil, then the currants. (I usually start heating the pan about now.)
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the milk mixture into the well of dry ingredients and use a spoon to stir until you no longer see clumps of flour. It is okay if the batter has a few small lumps – it is important not to over-mix the batter. If the batter seems thick (mounds up on the spoon) add a little more coconut milk. 
  • Check the pan (I use a ceramic nonstick skillet) with a drop of water. If the water sizzles and bounces off the surface, the pan is hot enough. The setting on my stove is around 5 where 10 is the highest. 
  • Once the pan is hot enough, add a teaspoonful or so of butter or coconut oil and swirl until it coats the surface. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake onto the surface. Cook on one side until holes form around the edges and into the center, about 1 minute, then flip and cook on other side for an additional 1-2 minutes. Don’t let the pan get too hot -– you want a nice, even heat but not for the butter or the pancakes to burn.
  • Serve with coconut (or dairy) yogurt, warmed blueberry compote (see note), and nuts! For the sweet-lovers among you, offer syrup on the table.


For a simple unsweetened blueberry compote, pour about a cup of frozen blueberries into a small sauce pan. Warm them over low heat, until completely thawed, as you are making the pancakes. Spoon them over the pancakes and enjoy!  
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