Buckwheat can be sprouted from hard young seeds. The indigestible coat drops off after sprouting. For porridge, rinse it well and use 1 part of buckwheat to 2 parts of water and cook for 20 minutes. Buckwheat with brown rice flour makes great pancakes.

I often make buckwheat pancakes with just buckwheat flour, egg, water, coconut oil and a teaspoon of cinnamon, which is great for balancing blood sugar. See recipe below.

You can also add cooked buckwheat to soups or stews. Have an adventure in the kitchen and mix it with cooked chicken, peas, pumpkin seeds and spring onions or add it into a salad when cool. As a dessert, mix it with coconut cream/milk and cinnamon.


  • Buckwheat flour
  • Egg
  • Brown rice flour
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix together equal parts of buckwheat and brown rice flour, adding cinnamon if you like.
  2. Add an egg & water, and then mix to your desired consistency.
  3. Cook in pan with a little coconut oil at medium heat until bubbles rise. Flip and cook on other side until lightly browned.
  4. Enjoy!

Michèle Wolff is a leading health practitioner and a qualified naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and nurse. Her new book ‘Digestive Solutions – 101 Proven Methods to Solve Your Tummy Problems Naturally’ is available from bookstores and good online booksellers.

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  • Such a gorgeous Sunday brunch!


  • I just love all variations on pancakes because i love pancakes particularly on the weekends!


  • Looks interesting, thank you for sharing.


  • I’ve never used buckwheat before, or ever heard of it, actually.

    • It is always good to try new ingredients and recipes and increase cooking skills.


  • What a healthy idea! Thanks for sharing with us all at MOMs!!


  • We eat these most weekends and love them, have been known to use other berries


  • I love using coconut oil in things.


  • They would be great for breakfast.


  • I do find buckwheat pancakes not as fluffy as regular pancakes but they are way more better for you and are gluten free. thanks Michele I will be checking out your book.


  • I have always wanted to try buckwheat or cook with it and especially pancakes. Now I have no excuse with this easy cope! Thanks for sharing!


  • sounds good, and healthy as well.


  • Hooray, a gluten free recipe. Thank you.
    I wish there was quantitties included in this recipe. It mentions in teh instructions an egg (1).
    How do I decide whether or not to use more than one.


  • My grandmother used to make these for me, and they are so yummy.


  • that sound nice mite have to try and make them


  • This looks good. I haven’t cooked with buckwheat before, time for a new adventure.


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