I will admit that we eat a lot of pancakes… I think it’s a side-effect of having children. Buttermilk buckwheat pancakes are one of my favourites. I love the toasty warm flavour of toasted buckwheat groats (or kasha) and the fact that it is super quick to make.
In this recipe, soaking and fermenting the buckwheat groats in buttermilk not only improves the flavour, it also 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.
Buttermilk Buckwheat 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
- 1 cup buckwheat groats (I prefer toasted groats, sometimes called kasha)
- 1 1/2 cups cultured buttermilk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- Mix the buckwheat groats and the buttermilk in a glass container. Allow to soak and ferment for 12-24 hours.
- The next day put the soaked buckwheat any any remaining liquid 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.
- The buttermilk can be replaced with yogurt or milk kefir.
- 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 bit chunky. If you have a Blendtec or a Vitamix (affiliate links) then your batter will be super smooth.
- I always use my large cast iron griddle which makes the pancakes quick to cook up!
Keywords: wholegrain, gluten free, buckwheat groats, sugar free, high fiber, winter, fall