(Gluten Free) Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten free pancakes (click through for recipe)Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. Trey and I try to have a breakfast date at least once a week. We have a favorite spot and the servers know our order, so I guess that makes us regulars. I also love making breakfast at home. I may get basically the same thing every time we eat breakfast out, but I love experimenting at home. I've made french toast, waffles, breakfast quinoa, oatmeal, granola, donuts (many times over!), cinnamon rolls, cereal, and biscuits & gravy.Banana nut panckes  A favorite of mine is pancakes. There must be about one million different ways to make pancakes. I was super excited to collaborate with Chronicle Books and try out these banana buckwheat Pancakes from Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart. 

Eat Pretty is different from the cookbooks I own. Actually, it's not technically a cookbook. Yes, it's a book that has recipes, but it's a little more educational. I like how Hart teaches about how certain ingredients will affect our health (as well as skin, hair, etc.). I learned that buckwheat is not only gluten free, it is also an anti-aging beauty food. These pancakes also boast nutrition with the addition of banana and walnuts, and they're sweetened with maple syrup. They kind of tasted like banana bread. Yum!Eat PrettyBanana Buckwheat Pancakes, makes four to six.
Recipe from Eat Pretty.

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 teaspoons white vinegar
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup chopped, raw walnuts
1-2 ripe bananas
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons butter + more for cooking (or coconut oil)
1 egg

First combine the almond milk and vinegar in a mug or cup and allow that to sit for 3-5 minutes.Gluten free pancake mixNext, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda. 

Melt the butter and allow to cool to room temperature. In a small bowl combine the almond milk mixture with the melted butter, maple syrup and egg. If your banana is ripe enough that you can easily mash it up you can mash it into this mixture to more evenly distribute the sweetness throughout your pancakes. Mine didn't seem quite ripe enough, so instead I sliced mine thin and placed them throughout the pancakes as I cooked. Either way.

Now combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredients. Stir to combine well. Heat a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Melt a little more butter. Drop about 1/4 cup batter into the center of the skillet. Once pancakes has mostly set, carefully flip and cook through on the second side as well. Continue until you have cooked all the pancakes.Banana nut panckesHere you can see my banana slices. 🙂 Top with a little more butter and a little more pure maple syrup. Enjoy and happy breakfasting! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with Imogen of the Folk Collection.

  • I finally made these after having pinned them ages ago and… why did I wait so long?? These remind me of the Harvest Grain ‘n Nut pancakes from IHOP, which were my high school and college favorite! They will be a Sunday morning repeat item in our household. Thank you for the recipe!

  • OMG I just made those and there are absolutely delish. I am in <3 haha

  • these look unreal too! think i just fell in love with your blog!!! 🙂

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  • So yum. Made a double batch is weekend. When I ran out of bananas, I subbed ripe pear. Also,no maple syrup, so used agave. Thanks for this recipe!

  • Made them today for breakfast. It wasn’t easy to find buckwheat in the German supermarket and I could’ t find almond milk. So I used ordinary milk instead. It worked out really well and we really enjoyed our breakfast which wasn’t anywhere near a typical German breakfast – nice change!


  • you can substitute the Orgran buckwheat pancake mix for most of the dry powders for a bit of an easier go.

  • thanks for sharing! my girlfriend is allergic to gluten and i’ve been looking for a yummy gluten free pancake recipe for months now.


  • Wauw it looks delicious! It’s a perfect recipe for me, cause I have gluten allergy, so every new recipe is VERY appreciated! 🙂 That cookbook sounds interesting by the way – maybe I should try it out? 🙂


  • mmm! These look delicious! I can’t wait to check that book out! I love reading about how food affects us physically (and mentally) which is why I always try to eat a big & healthy breakfast!



  • I just wanted to suggest that if you are looking for a buttermilk alternative (and an alternative to the almond milk + vinegar), using whey works great – it is naturally produced in the yogurt making process, so it’s great to be able to use it in other recipes!

  • Thanks for sharing this healthy – and yummy sounding – recipe Emma… and thanks for sharing this book! It’s so unique and I can’t wait to pick up a copy. It’s pretty inspiring to know that our diet can impact our skin, aging, etc!

    Just curious… what is the “same thing” you order each time you eat out for breakfast? We all have our faves ;-)…

  • Hello Emma! I love breakfast as well and I do it this pancakes last time, they are gorgeous!!
    I’m going to try yours as well 🙂

  • Looks so healthy and yummy! I love it 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  • bookmarking this ! i really want to start investing in buckwheat/rice/oat flours when i move out so i can bake healthy goodies !
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  • I love this recipe – pancakes are my favourite breakfast recipe 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!
    The Macadame. xx

  • A couple of weeks ago I tried those, too. The receipt is so easy and so delicious! Could eat it every day haha.

    Cheers Marta


  • This looks SO good! I often make my boys pancakes, but they don’t even appeal to me…These though look like something I would love.
    I’ll be trying them soon, with some of our home-grown bananas. 🙂

  • God bless pancakes. This recipe sounds amazing and since the majority of my family is gluten free, this would be a hit at get togethers!

  • These look delicious! I think breakfast is my favourite meal of the day too. I recently posted a gluten free banana pancake recipe on my blog too – a super simple recipe with just 3 ingredients!


  • Nice! those pancakes look delicious and Im going to look for a Eat Pretty book. I like that the book not only has recipes but its also educational.


  • Uhhhh. Yum. So trying this recipe when New Zealand’s banana famine is over!! Missing them like crazy and it’s only been a week without them in the grocery stores.

  • My first thought was that those pancakes look disgusting. But I kept reading, and you sold me. Now I can’t wait to make them.

  • mmm these look so delicious and healthy! definitely going to try these this weekend

    xx Milly


  • I have been looking for a gluten free pancake recipe to make for my lover. And the bonus is that I can make this recipe using bulk items and don’t need to buy any packaging. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • I am 100% trying this next weekend!! I have a gluten and egg allergy so finding pancake recipes and well any recipes gets challenging! Thanks for the share!

  • What a great idea! I’ll have to remember this book for when I’m not so broke. Haha. Plus, I love banana pancakes! Also, I noticed you guys changed your banner a bit and I wanted to let you know it looks really nice. Such a subtle but striking improvement.


  • Awww I love all the pictures and it sounds like a very simple and delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ooh I will try this next weekend!
    Pancakes are different in every country, I grew up eating Dutch “pannenkoeken” which we consider more of a lunch food. I used to eat those only with anything sweet. Now I like to make them with cheese and vegetables too!
    I live in france now where the “crêpe” with Nutella is a real must. In Brittany on the west coast of France they make the best crêpes, with everything you can imagine thrown carefully on there 🙂
    Love, Mariska


    P.S. Thai Banana pancakes are delicious but I’ve never learned how to make them.. I guess I’ll have to go back one day to find out. Watching them make ’em is a real treat too!

  • Thanks for posting!! I have a friend who suffers from celiac and is also lactose intolerant, so this would be a perfect thing to cook for her when we’re doing game night (brinner, anyone?!).


  • Can’t wait to try these! I LOVE pancakes, and gluten makes me sick, so these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  • These pancakes look yummy and healthy!!
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