These buttermilk buckwheat groats pancakes are soaked overnight then mixed in a blender for a lazy wholesome breakfast. They have a warm, toasted flavor that comes from using whole groats. Feel free to add a bit of honey for sweetness.
Buckwheat groats pancakes are one of my favorites.
- I love the toasty warm flavor of toasted buckwheat groats (or kasha) and the fact that they are super quick to make.
- Soaking and fermenting the buckwheat groats in buttermilk not only improves the flavor, but it allows the hard groats to be easily ground up.
- However, the BEST thing about this recipe is the fact that it’s made in a blender! Using a blender means that it mixes up quickly and is easy to pour onto a hot griddle.
Healthy pancake toppings
Buckwheat groats pancakes are too brittle to handle extra ingredients. So don’t mix in berries or grated apples. Instead, save the flavor additions for on top!
Here are some healthy toppings to complete this wholesome breakfast.
- All fruit chia seed jam
- Date-sweetened caramel sauce
- Fresh berries with cultured whipping cream
- Panfried bananas
- Fermented strawberry topping
Buckwheat Groats Pancakes
This recipe uses whole buckwheat groats that are soaked and then ground up in a blender! It is perfect for a healthy, yet lazy, morning.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Mix the buckwheat groats and the buttermilk in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Allow to soak for 6 to 24 hours. The longer it soaks the more fermented and sour the flavor of the pancakes.
- The next day put the soaked buckwheat any any remaining buttermilk in a blender. Grind until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until everything is fully combined. It will start to froth up as you grind.
- Cook pancakes on a preheated griddle. The pancakes will be quite brittle until they are fully set, so make them small-ish and flip carefully.
- Make sure the groats are hulled, as the hulls will prevent the buttermilk from absorbing. We prefer the flavor of toasted groats, sometimes called kasha.
- If you want thin, crepe-like pancakes, add up to 1/4 cup of additional buttermilk.
- I have an ordinary blender so my batter is a bit chunky. If you have a Blendtec or a Vitamix then your batter will be super smooth.
- Honey isn’t necessary, but it does add a warm sweetness that is perfectly delicious.
Keywords: wholegrain, gluten free, buckwheat groats, sugar free, high fiber, winter, fall