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Buckwheat pancakes for winter breakky

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Try these banana and honey buckwheat pancakes for breakky this week! I used buckwheat flour as it is more nutrient dense than white flour. Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It's a seed, which means it is gluten-free and safe for people with gluten sensitivity.

It’s also the perfect ingredient for balancing the heaviness of kapha tendency that sets in at winter-time, so is a great pantry item to have on hand when you are craving things like pancakes. Kapha dosha is increased in cold, wet and soggy weather conditions and should be monitored as we approach winter. Signs are heavy head, runny and blocked nose and ENT, fatigue. If you have any of these signs and want to discuss this, or want to learn more about seasonal eating plans please contact us here.

 This recipe makes about 8-9 pancakes.


  • 2 ripe bananas

  • ¾ cup milk – dairy or plant based

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Ghee, rice-bran oil or coconut oil



  • Mash the bananas and add in the milk

  • Mix all together and add in the buckwheat flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder and vanilla extract. Keep mixing until you form a smooth batter

  • Place a non stick pan over medium heat and melt 3/4 teaspoon of oil or ghee. Spread around pan. 

  • Spoon in little bits of the batter at a time, shaping into discs

  • Cook on each side until golden, and serve hot with honey or fresh fruit/berries