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Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Modified recipe from Detoxinista

These are a great replacement for highly processed pancake mixes. (You can grind up buckwheat groats yourself to fully maximize the nutrient content or just buy some organic buckwheat flour.)

I always put them in the oven rather than pan frying, this allows time to focus on something else rather than standing at the stove flipping jacks!

You could fit in a stretch session, make your lunch or get ready for the day!


  • 1/2 cup organic buckwheat flour (store-bought or ground groats)

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. If you'd like to grind your own buckwheat flour, pour raw buckwheat groats into a coffee grinder and grind into a fine flour-like texture, pulsing for about 30 seconds. Measure the flour after grinding.

  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas (a few lumps are okay), then add in the ground buckwheat flour, oil, water, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, and vinegar. Stir well to create a thick uniform batter.

  • Scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture, creating 6 evenly sized cakes on a lined baking sheet. Smoosh around to even out the cakes.

  • Bake until the middle is firm-ish, about 15 minutes

  • Remove from oven and serve with yogurt and berries!

PRO TIP: You can use a food processor or coffee grinder to grind whole foods into a flour. To clear and clean out the smell of coffee...grind rice, ditch the rice and then grind buckwheat groats (in this case). BOOM you have buckwheat flour and all the nutrients in the groats!

Refined flours can cause a spike and drop in blood sugar levels, it is best to avoid this! Blood sugar imbalance can lead to hormone imbalance, poor digestion, irritability, insulin resistance and an array of unwanted side effects. With a higher carbohydrate meal it is advised to eat quality fat and protein as well, such as pasture raised bacon, yogurt and coconut oil!!

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