Orange Buckwheat Pancakes

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Buckwheat pancakes with syrup

I’m all in for anything with buckwheat, pancakes probably being my favorite.  Since my husband agrees, we have buckwheat pancakes quite often but I always need to jazz  them up a little differently each time.  We love them with a good amount of cinnamon, but this past weekend I decided to try them with some orange zest.  It gave a wonderful aroma and a fresh flavor.  We loved them!

Buckwheat pancakes with flour

Buckwheat flour has a very distinctive flavor like no other, and actually has no relation to wheat.  Buckwheat is an excellent source of fiber, B-complex vitamins, flavonoids (especially rutin), magnesium; is linked with lowering high blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, and adjusts body metabolism.  Besides pancakes, use buckwheat flour in muffins, crepes, blinis, and soba noodles.  It is best to keep it stored in the refrigerator where it will keep for months.  But it might not have to last that long after you try these pancakes!

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Orange Buckwheat Pancakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Butter, if desired
  1. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, oil, flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and grated orange rind; whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle until hot. Pour batter onto hot griddle forming desired size pancakes. Turn pancakes when bubbles form on top. Cook other side until golden. Serve hot with maple syrup and butter.



2 Responses to Orange Buckwheat Pancakes

  1. October 21, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Yum! I have been looking for the perfect buckwheat pancake recipe, sounds and looks like the one. Your presentation is mouthwatering, too! I am still searching for the best pumpkin pancake recipe. I have the best buttermilk, whole wheat and honey pancake recipe but have not been able to alter it and make it right with pumpkin. Do you have a favorite pumpkin pancake recipe?

    • October 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

      Kim, funny you should ask, because I do have a favorite pumpkin pancake recipe that I have been searching for all week. I wanted to put it on my blog, but it’s buried somewhere in the Culinary Cellar! If I come across it, I’ll send it to you and also put it on the blog. Hopefully, that will be before the end of November, as I doubt anyone would want pumpkin pancakes at Easter!

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