Buckwheat pancakes with caramelised apple

Every Sunday growing up Dad used to make pancakes as a weekend treat. This was definitely the day I looked forward to most as it was the only time we could eat ice cream and brown sugar for breakfast!! Nowadays I wouldn’t dream of having either, let alone for breakfast!

When I woke up Friday morning Iย was craving something indulgent to start my day. I decided to make some pancakes sans wheat, dairy and refined sugar of course.

Pancake batter

Buckwheat has a very earthy flavour and tastes wholesome, that’s why the caramelised fruit works so well with these pancakes. Buckwheat is also high in fibre and is gluten free.

Makes 12 medium sized pancakes

The batter can be made the night before if you’re time poor in the mornings. That way, all you have to do is cook them up and you have a delicious breakfast ready to go!

Caramelised apples

As the batter doesn’t have sugar in it, the apples sweeten the dish and also provide you with your ‘apple a day’.

Stack of indulgence

Buckwheat pancakes with caramelised apple

Makes 12 pancakes


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, extra depending on the consistency you like your pancakes
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 green apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • Maple syrup for drizzling on top
  • Desiccated coconut for sprinkling on top


  1. Mix the buckwheat flour, almond meal, quinoa flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add the almond milk and mix until at the desired consistency.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large fry pan over a medium heat. Spoon batter onto the pan. Flip pancakes when little bubbles start to appear and cook on other side. Repeat until all the batter has been cooked.
  4. In a medium saucepan place the apples, honey and cinnamon over medium heat. Stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until apples soften.
  5. Stack pancakes on top of each other, place the caramelised apples on top, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Then, enjoy!

I couldn’t wait to start!

You can top the pancakes with virtually any fruit that takes your fancy!

Happy cooking!

4 thoughts on “Buckwheat pancakes with caramelised apple

  1. Really enjoying your blog Emma… it’s exceptionally well done. Congratulations.

    Your Dad sent me the link after having lunch last week – as he knows I like to live a healthy life)… I am looking forward to trying this one.

    ps: the story of your Dad making pacakes on Sunday’s made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    — cheers adrian

    • Thank you Adrian! I’m really happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes, Dad mentioned he was going to send you the link. I hope you enjoy making the pancakes!! Emma ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Emma, although I haven’t yet tried it, apparently zucchini ‘pasta’ also works without being cooked at all…so I have heard often from raw foodists!
    PS: you’re making me hungry! x

    • Thanks Elissa! I have heard about zucchini ‘pasta’, I think because it is prepared quite thin. I have been wanting to try it for a while now. It will definitely be on my list of recipes. Glad to hear you like my recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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