Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

"This recipe comes from the package of a local product...The Bouchard Family Farm Acadian Light Buckwheat flour from the St. John River Valley in Maine. Info on the bag include...buckwheat is a herb not a grain...a great source of protein, iron, potassium and Vitamin B. Who knew!!"
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  • Beat eggs.
  • Add remaining ingredients in the order listed.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Grease heated griddle.
  • (Test by sprinkling griddle with a couple of drops of water. When bubbles skitter, the heat is just right.) Pour batter unto hot griddle.
  • Spread out batter with the back of a large spoon.
  • Turn pancakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles.
  • (Don't wait for bubbles to break as you would ployes) Cook other side until browned.

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  1. A nice change from my usual buckwheat pancake recipe. I made this using low fat buttermilk and regular buckwheat flour (never heard of light buckwheat flour) and I got 7 large, thick pancakes. Tasty.
  2. I got 10 thick 3-inch pancakes. Whole wheat pastry flour made them extra hearty.
  3. totally in love with this recipe. used ginger in place of clove powder.
  4. Loved these for breakfast today! Very light and tasty. To make them even healthier, I dumped in some flaxseed and also used Whole wheat flour instead of white. Also, since I've never seen light buckwheat flour, I also used regular. AWESOME pancakes!
  5. These have good flavor, but mine were rather flat. I got 17 about 3" in diameter- I can't imagine how Cornelia could have got only 7! Next time I will experiment with adding more baking powder or some baking soda. Tasty and healthy! Thanks for posting.


  1. totally in love with this recipe. used ginger in place of clove powder.


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