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Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

by Heather

Coconut banana buckwheat pancakes are naturally gluten free, sweet and so delicious! If you’ve never used buckwheat flour, today is the day. It’s soft, slightly nutty and the perfect pair with banana and coconut.

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

The banana in these coconut banana buckwheat pancakes offer up sweetness + moisture. No dry pancakes here! They are fluffy, sweet and filled with a tiny bit of crunch from the coconut.

Top with your favorite nut butter + extra shredded coconut!

How to make buckwheat flour

Buckwheat flour is made the same way as homemade oat flour – simply blend it up until smooth. When making buckwheat flour look for RAW buckwheat groats – not toasted buckwheat.  Buckwheat flour is also typically toasted so I really recommend grinding your own for the lighter flavor profile.

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

What you’ll need for coconut banana buckwheat pancakes

How to make coconut banana buckwheat pancakes

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the egg white and vanilla extract and mix fully.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium hight heat (or heat an electric griddle to 325 degrees F). Pour 3 pancakes onto the griddle.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly browned and flip.  Cook another 2 minutes to finish cooking.
  4. Top with your favorite nut butter and extra shredded coconut for more crunch!
Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Substitution ideas

  • Don’t have buckwheat flour around? Use oat flour instead
  • Not a banana fan? Try canned pumpkin
  • Double or triple the recipe and freeze extra (see below on how to freeze + defrost)

How to freeze pancakes

Pancakes freeze wonderfully! Here’s how to freeze them individually.

Here’s how to freeze pancakes and defrost them

Cool pancakes fully before freezing. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Lay pancakes on parchment, without stacking. Once fully frozen, transfer pancakes to a freeze bag, label and date and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Here’s how to defrost pancakes to eat

Either remove the number of pancakes you want to eat, and place in the fridge to defrost overnight. Then simply warm in a pan.

Or, if defrosting from frozen here’s what to do. Place pancakes on a baking sheet and in a 300 degree oven until warmed.

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Looking for more buckwheat recipes? Try these:

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Coconut banana buckwheat pancakes are naturally gluten free, sweet and so delicious! If you’ve never used buckwheat flour, today is the day. It’s soft, slightly nutty and the perfect pair with banana and coconut.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, gluten free, pancakes
Servings: 1 person
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the egg white and vanilla extract and mix fully.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium hight heat (or heat an electric griddle to 325 degrees F). Pour 3 pancakes onto the griddle.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly browned and flip.  Cook another 2 minutes to finish cooking.
  • Top with your favorite nut butter and extra shredded coconut for more crunch!

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

Coconut Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in January 2011. Updated November 2020.*

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Faith January 31, 2011 - 7:02 am

I was soo in the mood for pancakes yeterday that I ended making some with my niece. Have I known that you’re posting today about this delicious recipe, I would have waited. I agree with you.. a man needs his meat. I don’t think Jacob or Mike can survive without meat! Lol

Have a great week ahead sweetie.
xoxo

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Nicole, RD January 31, 2011 - 9:07 am

That’s wonderful! I would love to be a part of some sort of diet research at some point. Be sure to blog about it, especially the results!

These pancakes look incredible!! I have everything on hand to make your date balls, too…just need to do it!!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 4:35 am

I’ll be sure to share how it goes. I’m excited for it!

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Jenny January 31, 2011 - 10:58 am

Wowza-this looks AWESOME!

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Erica January 31, 2011 - 1:12 pm

ow! I want to pickup some buckwheat flour and try these babies out! I’ve never used buckwheat flour. Good luck with the experiment- I’ll be excited to read your updates.

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TheHealthyapron January 31, 2011 - 1:26 pm

What a great recipe! being in a study like that is the ultimate way to get yourself on board to a more plant based diet…love it! Keep us posted!

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 31, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Good luck with your veganism! When I ate the right things as a vegan, I felt great. Unfortunately, I got lazy with it and fell into the trap of ‘eating anything because it’s vegan.’ Now I’m a vegetarian and feeling good 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 4:36 am

It’ll be work but I’m hoping it makes me feel great. We’ll see 🙂

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Lauren January 31, 2011 - 1:51 pm

I love buckwheat flour.. it is by far my favorite flour. I’ve been debating going vegan myself and decided to take the plunge for a month. So far so good! Good luck with your plan!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 4:37 am

Way to take the plunge! I’m excited to read how it goes for you. Maybe we can do some recipe and tip swapping as we go along?

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Lauren Austin February 1, 2011 - 5:17 am

Thanks, Heather! I’m pretty excited about trying all the new recipes and ways of cooking. I would be happy to recipe swap and share tips! =)

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Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 31, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Oh man, I love buckwheat!!! I’ve only had the buckwheat groats, but once I get my hands on some buckwheat flour, I know what’s on the top of my list!!!! 🙂 (in the meantime, do you think this will work with whole wheat flour?)

Good Luck! 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 4:38 am

It’ll definitely work with ww flour… you may just have to adjust the liquid a bit. You could also try grinding the groat into a fine flour… that may work as well Kathleen.

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Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 1, 2011 - 6:27 am

Thanks. Will do! 🙂

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Pure2raw Twins January 31, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Those buckwheat pancakes look great! It has been so long since I have had buckwheat pancakes, I need to make them again here soon 🙂 Good luck with the study sounds exciting. You know we are big plant based believers!!!! We will be here cheering you on!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 4:43 am

Thanks girls! I’m sure I’ll be looking through your recipes for meal ideas… starting off with your sweet potato, lentil and brussel sprout burgers – those sound so good!

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Jennifer January 31, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Sounds good, I bought some gluten free flour today but perhaps buckwheat is the healthier way to go! I love that you’ve set it up so we can print the recipes! Thanks

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free February 1, 2011 - 5:10 am

That has been one of my favorite combinations lately-coconut banana! I bet it would taste reeeeally good with some cocoa powder thrown in 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather February 1, 2011 - 5:32 am

It really would! Or carob powder, yum 🙂

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leia February 1, 2011 - 11:00 pm

I think I eat a 90% plant based diet (make sure you take a B12 supplement!) It feels great and the best thing I’ve done is cut out sugar and white flour!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 2, 2011 - 4:49 am

That’s great to hear Leia! I haven’t picked up any supplements yet but hope to be able to not take any (other than my vit D). Coconut milks (in a carton) comes with 50% of the RDA, nutritional yeast offers some and since I’ll be including an egg or a bit fish most days I’m planning to meet my RDA that way. But we’ll see, it’s still very very new. It’s a process 🙂

No sugar and white flour makes me feel amazing too! It helps keep my blood sugar much more stable.

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Leia February 2, 2011 - 5:49 am

Hi Heather! Ah, if you’re having egg or fish, you’ll be totally fine with B12, I think. My personal interpretation of 90% vegan is to eat vegan most days, but allow myself to indulge once in a while if I really-really-really feel like having cheese, ice cream, butter, etc. So I won’t be getting B12 on an everyday basis. I really hate the idea of taking supplements, but I can’t find any fortified foods or nutritional yeast here in Bangladesh, so I’m afraid a vegan multivit is going to have to cut it!

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Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} February 7, 2011 - 7:49 am

Thanks for stopping by my site Heather! This looks amazing, I will have to try this recipe since we are eating (mainly me and my one year old) a gluten-free diet! Love anything with coconut!

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Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 10, 2011 - 7:55 am

I think the pancakes look amazing!

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Guadalupe Kaufman December 14, 2011 - 5:30 am

When I ate the right things as a vegan, I felt great. it is by far my favorite flour. I have everything on hand to make your date balls, too…just need to do it!! I’m pretty excited about trying all the new recipes and ways of cooking.

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