Buckwheat Gingerbread Pancakes (gluten-free & dairy-free)
Okay, so I know most of you are all full from Thanksgiving but I’ve got the perfect recipe for you to kick off the Christmas season with.
The best part is you don’t even have to get out of your reindeer pajamas. You can just stumble your way into the kitchen, grab a pan and twenty minutes later you’ll have yourself a warm stack of fluffy gingerbread pancakes.
I’m a huge fan of gingerbread and the first time I had it in the form of pancakes was at a popular spot in Austin called Kerbey Lane Café. They are famous for their pancakes, rightfully so, as they are downright amazing. If you’re ever in Austin, be sure to swing by there for breakfast one morning, you won’t be disappointed. So this recipe is my attempt to recreate those delicious pancakes using a much healthier flour than all-purpose.
If you’ve never cooked with buckwheat before, please don’t be afraid to try it. The name is a bit deceiving; there actually isn’t any wheat in it at all. It’s naturally gluten-free, full of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and it makes for a perfect stack of soft and fluffy pancakes.
The color of buckwheat flour is a little darker than white or whole wheat but I think it’s suiting for gingerbread which usually has a darker appearance from the spices and the molasses. You could always use regular flour in place of the buckwheat, but why not give your ticker a little love with some buckwheat? Your taste buds will never know the difference.
Plus I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with healthy gingerbread pancakes, can you?
Okay then, put on some Christmas music and get to flippin’!
I may not have done the best job preparing Thanksgiving recipes or creative ways to use leftovers, but I’m coming out full force with the Christmas recipes!
Okay, not really, this is the only one I’ve made so far. I’m working on it. ;)
Buckwheat Gingerbread Pancakes (gluten-free & dairy-free)
Yield: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 20
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 whole pasture-raised egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
In a large bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients (buckwheat flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves).
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg and the rest of the wet ingredients, adding the melted coconut oil last. Add dry ingredients to wet and gently fold together until combined. Try not to over-mix. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes while you heat a skillet over medium heat.
Spray the skillet with cooking spray and then scoop 1/4 cup of the batter on to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until you start to see bubbles around the edges and then flip with a spatula. Cook for another minute or two and then flip again to make sure they are light golden brown. Serve warm with pure maple syrup and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
Well I see the photo-shoot worked out… drooling! I’m working this weekend too. Here’s to the Aggies :)
Clearly we had the same idea in mind today:) I’m a Jew who LOVES Christmas so I intend to assault my readers with Christmas themed everything until December 26th. Love everything about these pancakes.
Gorgeous pics btw!
I can go either way with gingerbread flavoured things, but this has me leaning towards all the gingerbread…they look so good!
And while it’s not nearly as big of a deal here, some Canadian stores are trying to get on the Black Friday thing so I’ll be heading to the mall a little later!
Yay for pancakes! These look terrific! Buckwheat flour is still one of those flours that I have tried yet. I always go for almond or coconut flour, so I really need to branch out a bit. These sound like a perfect way to do it!
Thank goodness it is gingerbread season again! Love it! These look amazing and I am a fan of any pancake recipe that has buckwheat flour!!
So so so excited to try these!! I love gingerbread! I went GF several months ago and these look perfect to satisfy both my GF needs and my kids love of pancakes. Thank you!!
You’re so welcome Melissa! I hope you and your kids enjoy them! :)
These look amazing! Looks like we’re in a similar mind-set. I just a post on gingerbread protein pancakes that will go live Sunday. I love gingerbread EVERYTHING. Have a nice weekend! :)
These look fabulous! I love gingerbread so these will definitely be made soon!
I’ve never used buckwheat flour before, but these pancakes look awesome! I did a little Black Friday shopping, but I plan on just relaxing and maybe shopping online the rest of the weekend. Hope you get plenty of time to relax!
Gotta run to buy buckwheat flour. I admit I have never tried it!
Healthy pancakes are right up my alley! These look delicious, and the color of buckwheat does make them even more beautiful! Can I have them for breakfast tomorrow, pleeeeaaaaseee? ;)
Hey – we had buckwheat pancakes for breakfast today, too! I’ll have to try the gingerbread version sometime, yum.
Our weekend plans are just to chill. We each have a heated blanket and lots of leftovers, so I think we’re set. ;)
I’ve heard of buckwheat before but don’t know much about it. Is it better for you than whole wheat? These sound really good!
These look delicious!!
And you’ve made me want reindeer pajamas now ;) hehe
Hope your enjoying your long weekend!
I just started cooking with buckwheat. Your pancakes look better than mine :)
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! After a few days off, I’m back at it today (well blog stuff before work tomorrow). I wish it was a longer break! These pancakes sound pretty awesome – I was craving a special breakfast this morning but it just didn’t happen. lol Maybe next weekend!
I don’t blame you for not wanting to make a special breakfast. You worked your butt off! I’m sure everyone appreciated all of the delicious food though. :)
The idea of gingerbread pancakes makes me extremely happy! I love it! Hope you had a nice long weekend!
I’ve found an insane amount of recipes lately that I want to try that have buckwheat in them! I finally got around to buying some yesterday, so these are on my to bake list! You’ve officially made me want to eat these in reindeer pajamas by a warm fire! How lovely!
These look deelisshhhhh! I’ve been borderline obsessed with making homemade healthy pancakes the past few years and can’t even believe that I used to buy pancake mix all the time.
I bought buckwheat a while back and I never know what to do with it. Pancakes would be perfect!
I feel like my life might be ending because I don’t have buckwheat flour and I NEED these right now!
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I just made these for breakfast. I couldn’t wait until Saturday! I added walnuts to the batter while they cooked. I also used coconut milk. Then I topped them with chopped apples, almond butter, hemp seeds, and coconut shreds — yum!
Oh man, that sounds amazing!!
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I have used “flaxseed eggs” and made a vegan version. Perfect texture!
Next time I will cut the salt by 75% and add a few spoons of sucralose.
Gingerbread is sweet, and my amazing pancakes came out salty…
Thanks for the recipe!
Sorry to hear they were too salty for you, Fabiana. Not sure why that was the case but hopefully your adjustments help in the future!
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