Buckwheat Millet Pancakes Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly

Making a gluten free pancake without eggs and milk is no easy feat; at least not for me.  I have been trying all sorts of combinations of flours and egg replacers.  Some were so-so and some were bad.  I even had one turn out fabulously, but I didn’t follow my own rule of writing meticulous notes so I’m in the process of recreating that one.

But in the meantime I have settled on this one.  It does turn out every time.  It is high in fiber and a little denser.  It will not be light and fluffy and airy.  But I think that is okay.  I think having a breakfast that fills you up is a good thing.  You will not be eating an hour later.

It uses buckwheat flour which is not wheat at all and contains no gluten.  If you haven’t tried buckwheat yet, it does have a strong, earthy flavor.  It may take some getting used to if you are used to regular wheat flour or rice flours.  But I have paired the buckwheat with millet flour.  I think the slight sweetness of millet balances out the buckwheat.

I used a pancake recipe from The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybele Pascal as a loose guide for this recipe. Will you give this a try?

Shared at Gluten Free Fridays, Wellness Weekends, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Wheat Free Wednesday and Gluten Free Monday. Gluten Free Wednesday. Allergy Free Wednesday.

Buckwheat Millet Pancakes


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 3 tsp. honey (or agave nectar)


  1. In a large bowl mix with a wisk the flours, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl combine the oil, applesauce, rice milk and honey.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly until there are no lumps.
  4. Use a 1/4 dry measure cup and a silicone spatula to pour batter onto hot griddle.
  5. Serve with dairy and soy free margarine and pure maple syrup.
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18 Responses to Buckwheat Millet Pancakes Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly

  1. Laura West Kong says:

    I love buckwheat pancakes! … Any kind of pancakes really, but buckwheat is especially glorious.

    Your buckwheat pancakes look wonderful! Applesauce makes pancakes so delicious. I’ll have to decide what flour to use to replace the millet, since I don’t tolerate millet well. Funny how its different ingredients for all of us, but somehow we manage to work things out. 🙂

    • admin says:

      Yeah, I know what you mean. The one thing I do know is that brown rice flour doesn’t seem to work well in pancakes…..it seems to make the pancakes stick to the griddle. Thanks for coming by.

  2. YUM, these look super tasty! I have not tried buckwheat yet! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 We had 101 awesome recipes! What a great resource we are creating!! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    The winner of the Domata prize pack will be announced Thursday at the party!

  3. these look GREAT! Buckwheat is our go-to flour for pancakes on Saturday mornings, I haven’t tried this recipe, but they look a lot fluffier than the recipe we normally use. Thank you so much for linking up with us at gluten free fridays!

  4. Thanks for sharing at {Wheat-Free Wednesday} last week. Your post has been pinned to my Pinterest board. I hope you’ll share again this week:



  5. Heidi says:

    What a great idea to include applesauce! Your pancakes look yummy! Thanks for linking up on Gluten-Free Monday at OneCreativeMommy.com.

  6. niv says:

    I just made these this morning, and they came out so good and they were delicious. My 9 yr old gobbled it up.

  7. Airyfairycelt says:

    Buckwheat or chickpea have turned out my favourites and the easiest to get in rural Ireland. Any biscuits, pie crusts, home made wraps or cakes using these would be really welcome.
    These pancakes are just delicious and will be devoured regularly with a little sauce of some kind and used as towering pizza stack to help,us out here.

    • admin says:

      Check out my yeast free dinner rolls for a biscuit that uses garbazno bean flour (same as chickpea). You’ll love them.

  8. Genie says:

    I love buckwheat flour and use it a lot. Personally I like the flavor.

  9. Raia says:

    Mmm! Buckwheat pancakes are my fav. 😉

  10. Linda says:

    I love buckwheat in pancakes. These look perfect!

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