Buckwheat and Cacao Pancakes!!

Here’s another recipe that I made up on the spot. I think this is becoming a habit but that’s just how I roll. I had some extra time on Sunday and decided to make these pancakes for brunch but they also doubled as dessert after dinner which was such a win!


So here’s the quickest healthy pancake recipe you’ll ever make:


  • 1/2 cup Buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal wheat four*
  • 1 heaped tsp Raw cacao powder (or more according to taste)
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar syrup (or any unrefined sugar like maple syrup)
  • 2 eggs**
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder ***
  • 1 cup milk (use soy, almond or coconut milk for a plant-based option)

^^these are all approximations because I don’t usually measure anything so you may need to adjust accordingly.


  • add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Any order is fine.
  • Whisk until smooth. If the consistency is too thick add water or milk until it looks like pancake batter. If its too thin add in a tad more flour.
  • And we are ready to cook! place about a 1/4 cup or ladle full into a lightly greased hot pan. Flip as soon as bubbles appear to avoid burning it like I almost did…
  • serve with fruit, maple syrup and ice cream or whatever toppings you prefer on pancakes.
  • take a pic of your creation and tag me in it 🙂

*If you are gluten intolerant or want to avoid wheat, replace with almond meal or just buckwheat flour or any flour that works for you. I find if I use just buckwheat flour its a bit dry and bland for me, but see how you go.

**If you are vegan or want to avoid eggs, you can replace it with a chia seed egg. Just used 1 tbsp ground chia seeds and add about 1/2 cup water or add water until it comes just above the chia seed powder. Let sit until it forms a gel consistency and you now have a vegan egg. Wooh! If you want two chia eggs just double this recipe.

***I kinda forgot to add baking powder to my pancakes that’s why they look so flat haha so hopefully yours don’t turn out that flat.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and recreate it in your own kitchens.

Ayesha xx



2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Very yummy recipe 🙂


    1. ayeshamlife says:

      thanks so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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