Apple Buckwheat Pancakes


I have a few crazy months coming up while I complete a major stage of my life & wellness coaching course, so I will be bringing you recipes that are fairly easy to prepare. There will be lots of breakfasts, light meals and snacks, which will all be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free of course. I have a massive list of ideas for recipes that I cant wait to share with you.

For today's recipe, I bring you Apple Buckwheat Pancakes. This idea came about from one of my husbands work colleagues. He was asked if I could make a healthier version of apple pancakes. I did a bit of research on the net and I found that some of that the traditional versions used self raising flour to make them light and fluffy. When a recipe requires flour, I usually go for coconut flour, almond meal or buckwheat flour. However to ensure that these pancakes were light and fluffy, I decided to use buckwheat flour and the end result was way better than I had expected.

These Apple Buckwheat Pancakes taste just the traditional version! In fact, you wouldn't know that they were healthy and both gluten and dairy free if you had not read the ingredients. The apple and cinnamon flavour was absolutely delicious and the best thing about these pancakes is that they are so easy to make (and I mean easy!). We ended up making a second batch for afternoon tea, as they were so good.  You can also make a nut free version, if you substitute the almond milk with coconut milk (or your preferred milk).

These will be one of your go-to breakfasts when you have guests overs and you need to cater for different eating preferences, as they easy to make and impressive to taste.

If you are after more breakfast recipes to impress your guests, then check out my Shakshouka, Chia Berry Parfait, and Banana & Coconut Pancakes.

I hope you enjoy my latest recipe.


Apple Buckwheat Pancakes

Makes 5 - 6


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or your preferred milk)
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, grated (approx 1 + 1/4 cups grated apple)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (you may need more between batches)


Combine buckwheat flour, coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing to combine. Add the egg and almond milk to another bowl, whisking lightly to combine. Combine dry and liquid mixtures and stir thoroughly.. Stir in the apples.

Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of apple mixture into pan and flatten gently with the back of a spoon. Cook in batches, for 1 - 2 minutes each side or until lightly browned.


Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again! Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.


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