Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes | Gluten, Nut, and Egg-Free

I can safely say these are some of the best vegan pancakes I have ever had. So many recipes out there led me astray. There were ones that required tons of odd combinations of flour (1/3 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup rice flour, 2 tbsp buckwheat, 5oz of unicorn fluff), others had me using nut flours or bananas and flax to replace the eggs. To be honest, I was about to post a less than perfect recipe until I finally hit my “Eureka!” moment with this combination. Finally a gluten free pancake recipe without eggs that actually tastes delicious!

The best vegan pancakes you will ever taste! Egg-free, nut free, dairy free, and banana free, these pancakes are light, fluffy and make a delicious and easy migraine safe breakfast. #pancakes #nutfree #vegan #migrainediet

Buckwheat Flour

What’s the secret? One part is to cut the buckwheat flour. When I first tested this recipe, I used all buckwheat flour. Despite the deceiving name, buckwheat is actually a pseudo-cereal like quinoa, and naturally gluten free. It’s also a great source of plant-based protein. The only downside? I find buckwheat flour to have a bitter taste and be quite grainy. I didn’t love the fact that when I used it as the only flour, it definitely felt like I was eating healthy pancakes. Cutting the buckwheat flour with brown rice flour definitely helped with the overall texture and taste.

I used Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Flour and Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour.

Vegan Substitutes

I first tried this with all kinds of combinations of chia and flax eggs, but didn’t love the texture. For these, I found applesauce to be the best substitute. It’s sweet so you don’t need any added sugar, except for any maple syrup on top!

My favorite kind of milk to use for this recipe is Oatly oat milk, which is one of the best milk replacements in my opinion. It’s thick, creamy, and doesn’t have a strong taste to it.

Finally, to be perfectly honest, I used butter in my own batch. I just can’t help myself! But for those looking for a dairy free replacement, I highly recommend coconut oil, or whatever your favorite mild oil might be.

The best vegan pancakes you will ever taste! Egg-free, nut free, dairy free, and banana free, these pancakes are light, fluffy and make a delicious and easy migraine safe breakfast. #pancakes #nutfree #vegan #migrainediet

The best vegan pancakes you will ever taste! Egg-free, nut free, dairy free, and banana free, these pancakes are light, fluffy and make a delicious and easy migraine safe breakfast. #pancakes #nutfree #vegan #migrainediet

For more migraine safe breakfasts – check out this list!

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes (Nut & Gluten Free)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These allergy friendly pancakes don't taste as healthy as they actually are! Light, fluffy, and delicious, you'll love the hint of sweetness from the applesauce. Top with your favorite maple syrup!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: Buckwheat Pancakes, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 pancakes
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unflavored applesauce
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil * I used butter because I can't help myself
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup milk substitute, like Oatly * Regular milk works fine here too.
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Once stirred together, make a well in the middle. Add the wet ingredients to the middle and mix together. Begin to fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones, stirring until the batter is smooth. Allow the batter to sit for about 5 minutes to thicken up a little bit more. 

  2. Heat your griddle or pan over medium heat with a touch of extra coconut oil or butter. Add the batter, 1/4 cup at a time and do not touch your pancake!! The biggest mistake you can make is flipping these guys too early. Wait till the edges have firmed and bubbles appear at the top. 

  3. Flip the pancake and allow to cook until lightly browned - another 2 minutes or so. Top with maple syrup, fruit, whatever you like! 

The best vegan pancakes you will ever taste! Egg-free, nut free, dairy free, and banana free, these pancakes are light, fluffy and make a delicious and easy migraine safe breakfast. #pancakes #nutfree #vegan #migrainediet

Alicia was diagnosed with Chronic Vestibular Migraine in 2016 and has been able to successfully manage her symptoms through medication, supplements, lifestyle changes, and the Heal Your Headache Diet by Dr. David Buchholz from Johns Hopkins. She's the owner of The Dizzy Cook.

5 comments

  1. Em @ Vestibular Warrior

    Excited to try these! I don’t have buckwheat flour at home, but I have oat flour. Love our weekend pancakes at our house 🙂

    Reply

    1. Alicia

      I’ve made these with all oat flour too and really enjoy them!

      Reply

  2. Kathy

    Hello,

    I have just found your site and an so grateful for the work you are doing. I just started the migraine elimination diet and have been overwhelmed at what I can and cannot eat. Your site has been a life-saver. I am trying to balance this diet with weight watchers which I have been successful with for many years. But now I can’t eat some things that helped me with weight watchers and that is tough. One question is about sugar-free syrup. The one I have been using has aspartame and in searching the web I have found Walden Farms Pancake Syrup which uses sucralose (and a lot of other things) one item listed is ‘natural flavors’ which I am not sure about. I think the other weird items are OK, but do you think this is another way to say MSG? Thanks!

    Reply

    1. Alicia

      Thank you! I hope you found the list of foods you can eat. Sucralose is considered ok to use as well as stevia and monkfruit. Natural flavors is typically ok in sweet things – it’s savory items you have to worry about more. I’m not a huge fan of sugar replacements, but if you have to go with one, those are better than aspartame. 🙂

      Reply

      1. Kathy

        Thank you for your quick response!

        Reply

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