Spelt and Buckwheat Pancakes

These pancakes are easy because they only have a few ingredients. They’re quick, delish and fun for the kids to help you make!


If you want it a la gluten free, then simply replace the spelt flour with more buckwheat flour or rice flour.

The following recipe makes about 12 large pancakes or 20 smaller ones. It is enough for breakfast, and to pop into kids lunchboxes with a spread of raw honey and/or for savoury lunch pancakes.You can cook up the whole batch or save the wet ingredients in the fridge to cook up later.

If you’re looking for some lunch inspiration, take a look at my recipe ebook, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes. It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!

Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.

Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need:

Buckwheat Flour
Spelt flour
Coconut or Rapadura Sugar
Baking Powder
Coconut Oil

Spelt and Buckwheat Pancakes

Brenda Janschek
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut or rapadura sugar optional
  • 2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder
  • 2 eggs beaten (I prefer pastured, free-range or organic eggs)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • Coconut oil or butter for cooking


  • Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder
  • Add the eggs, milk and melted butter, stirring the mixture until smooth
  • Preheat a frying pan and grease with coconut oil or butter
  • Ladle in the batter and cook for a minute or two each side until golden brown


Topping tips:
Canadian maple syrup, banana & cinnamon
Mango, dessicated coconut and yoghurt
Berry coulis or fresh berries & cream
Avocado and goats cheese (roll it up and chomp)
Avocado, bacon and sprouts ( roll it up and chomp)
Lunchbox tips:
Apple puree, raw honey & cinnamon
Chicken and avocado
Ricotta and spinach

5 quick health benefits:

1) Butter – great source of Vitamin E, A and K, and is a source of quick energy
2) Eggs – great source of protein and vitamin B-12 required for normal brain function.
3) Buckwheat flour – a gluten free alternative to white flour. It is higher in essential vitamins and minerals, and high in fibre and protein.
4) Coconut sugar – is a wonderful alternative to white processed sugar. It has a low GI and is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids (but it is still sugar, so use sparingly).
5) Almond Milk – great for those who are lactose intolerant. It is high in vitamins and contains protein and good fats.

Brenda-Janschek-Recipe-Pancakes-Feature.jpgIf you make these pancakes please do take photos and send them to me.

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You may also like my Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes too!


Bren x

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  1. Rachel

    These were a hit with the whole family, thank you. I did add a little extra spelt flour as the mixture was a bit runny. Great start to our Sunday!

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