Yummy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

These healthy banana buckwheat pancakes are my husband’s favourite, so I made them this morning for a special Valentine’s day breakfast in bed. I can understand why he loves them so much, they are really delicious, gooey and feel decedent despite being really healthy. Plus what can beat the banana / nut butter combination?

The pancakes are an adaptation of my usual savoury pancake recipe. They are super simple to make, just add a mashed banana and use coconut oil rather than olive oil to give the pancakes a sweeter, slightly coconuty flavour.

These buckwheat pancakes are gluten free, and a great source of plant protein, antioxidants, minerals and soluble dietary fibre.


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  1 - 2 servings
  5 minutes preparation time
  5 minutes cook time


  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Nut butter (I like Meridian Foods almond or peanut butter)
  • Fruit
  • Maple syrup


  1. Preheat a pan with a little coconut oil. The pan needs to be quite hot around Gas Mark 6.
  2. Add the buckwheat flour, banana, almond essence & water to a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine and form a thick batter.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes until the underside is firm. Carefully flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute or so until the pancakes are cooked through and slightly golden.
  4. My favourite topping are nut butter, banana and maple syrup.

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  1. Hemma on July 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Niki, thanks again for delicious healthy inspiration!
    Could i use almond milk instead of water?

    • Niki on July 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Hemma!
      Yes you can definitely use almond milk. Coconut milk would also be delicious!
      Hope you enjoy!
      Niki xx

  2. Eider on January 17, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Just made this one and I’m so sad they ended up so fast!! they’re delicious!!!! They just became a favorite breakfast or sunday afternoon snack at home!!!! I used homemade nut butter and honey as topping and husband had chocolate on his. Really delicious!!!

    • Niki on January 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Eider
      So glad you like them! One of my favourites too.
      Homemade nut butter-yum!

      Love Niki xx

  3. Sonia on February 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Don’t know what looks best, the pancakes or the plate… The combination of the two is pure awesomeness anyway! 🙂 I’ll try your recipe tomorrow morning for pancake day, can’t wait! xx

    • Niki on February 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Sonia
      Thank you so much for your comment.
      Let me know what you think…
      Best wishes
      Niki xxx

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