How to cook buckwheat pancakes

It is impossible to imagine Russian cuisine without pancakes. A simple set of products - flour, egg, water or milk, and now a stack of rosy delicacy is smoked on the table. And what an abundance of recipes!

We got used to taste, but a couple of centuries ago it was a luxury for ordinary people. Pancakes were made from various cereals: millet, oatmeal, pea and buckwheat. The latter was especially revered in Russia. Our ancestors said: “Buckwheat porridge is our mother, and rye bread is our father”. Buckwheat pancakes served as a festive table decoration, not a single Maslenitsa could do without them.

Nowadays, nutritionists do not like wheat flour. Products from her calories, contain few nutrients, their frequent use is the cause of the appearance of excess weight. Buckwheat flour pancakes are a find for diabetics and weight-lifting people, as well as a great way to pamper your family with a new, healthy and tasty dish.

The classic recipe for milk

Buckwheat flour pancakes with strawberry jam


Buckwheat contains little gluten.Without it, pancakes do not keep their shape and fall apart. The addition of wheat flour makes the brew more sticky.

  • Buckwheat flour: 300 g
  • Wheat flour: 100 g
  • Milk: 600 ml.
  • 3 eggs
  • Sugar: 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil: 4 tbsp. l.
  • Food soda: ½ tsp.
  • Salt: ½ tsp.

How to cook:

  1. Sift both flour, stir.
  2. In another bowl, mix the eggs with sugar, salt and soda. Stir well, you can use a mixer.
  3. Pour in milk and beat well again.
  4. Pour the flour mixture into the egg, stirring to avoid the formation of lumps.
  5. Add the oil.
  6. Grease a heated pan with oil and heat it. Fry pancakes.
  7. Non-stick coating should be lubricated only before baking. Normal pan - as needed, when you notice that the dough sticks.

Buckwheat contains less carbohydrates than other cereals. On the digestion of buckwheat, the body spends a lot of energy, which makes it a dietary product. Dishes from this cereal help eliminate cholesterol and normalize blood sugar levels.

Video recipe

Buckwheat pancakes without wheat flour

As part of wheat flour there is gluten, the body of some people does not tolerate this substance.Gluten can cause an allergic reaction in children. Diabetics and dieters try not to use wheat flour.

  • Buckwheat flour: 300 g
  • Milk: 600 g
  • Chicken Egg: 2 pcs.
  • Sour cream: 2 tbsp. l.
  • Butter: 2 tbsp. l.
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp. l.
  • Dry yeast: 2 tsp.
  • Salt: ½ tsp.


  1. Remove 1 glass of milk to the side. Heat the rest of the milk to 38ºC.
  2. In a container with milk pour yeast with sugar. The mixture is set aside for 10 minutes, thoroughly stir.
  3. Take a large bowl, as the dough will rise strongly. Pour the yeast mixture, add flour with sour cream.
  4. Pound until mixture becomes homogeneous.
  5. We wrap the dishes with a blanket and leave it in the warmth for 2-3 hours.
  6. Separate the whites from the yolks. Melt the butter.
  7. Add the yolks, butter and salt to the brew. We knead and pour the remaining glass of milk.
  8. Beat the protein until a thick foam appears.
  9. Put the proteins in the dough and gently stir. The dough is ready, you can bake.

Buckwheat grains are rich in proteins. The composition of the cereals includes 18 amino acids necessary for the body. Inclusion in the diet of buckwheat helps to cope with a protein deficiency for vegetarians and people who are on a diet or fasting.

Video preparation

Yeast free recipe

Dough without yeast should be prepared in the evening, so that it comes in the morning.

  • Buckwheat flour: 120 g.
  • 3 eggs
  • Milk: 100 g.
  • Water: 100 g
  • Lemon juice: 1 tbsp. l.
  • Butter: 1 tbsp. l.


  1. Combine water with milk, salt.
  2. Sprinkle flour in small pieces, mixing the dough well each time.
  3. Add soft butter and lemon juice, stir.
  4. Leave the dough overnight in a room; this process is called fermentation.
  5. The next day, stir in the egg mixture, the dough is ready.

Buckwheat contains B vitamins and microelements: copper, boron, aluminum, phosphorus, chromium, cobalt. Elements such as selenium, titanium and vanadium are not found in other cereals. The high content of iron, 5 mg per 100 g at a daily rate of 10 mg, makes dishes from buckwheat useful in the treatment of anemia.

Pancakes on kefir

Pancakes on kefir are more lush and openwork, with “holes”. Kefir can be replaced by other fermented milk products, if they are sweet - the amount of sugar can be reduced.

  • Buckwheat flour: 175 g.
  • Kefir: 200 g
  • Water: 200 g
  • Chicken Egg: 2 pcs.
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp. l.
  • Salt: ½ tsp.


  1. Beat eggs until foaming.
  2. Pour kefir.
  3. Salt and put sugar.
  4. Stir the resulting composition.
  5. We pour the flour into the egg-kefir mixture.
  6. Pound until smooth without lumps.
  7. Pour in water. We do this gradually, in parts, stirring the mixture after each portion.
  8. The dough should be quite liquid. A thick mass can be diluted with water to the desired consistency.

If the pancakes break during baking, add wheat flour to the dough.

Buckwheat contains a large amount of rutin. It is a natural antioxidant. Rutin normalizes metabolism, enhances the effect of vitamin C.

Helpful Tips

Buckwheat flour pancakes with fruit

Buckwheat pancakes are more "whimsical" than wheat. This is due to the peculiarities of buckwheat flour. To pancakes do not become lumpy, pay attention to the advice of experienced housewives.

  • Be sure to sift flour. This saturates it with oxygen and gives pancakes airiness.
  • To pancakes do not fall apart, you can mix buckwheat flour with rice or oatmeal, add starch.
  • Salt and sugar, dissolve in a small amount of liquid, and only then add to the dough.
  • Mix loose products separately from liquids.
  • If salt is first dissolved in water and then poured into flour, it will reduce the formation of lumps.
  • To ensure that the pancakes do not stick to the frying pan, add vegetable oil to the dough.
  • If the diet allows, instead of vegetable oil, you can add butter.
  • Buckwheat flour swells. If the dough is too thick, dilute it with milk or water.
  • The easiest way to use for frying pan with non-stick coating. Suitable and dishes from cast iron.
  • Lubricate the pan with half the potatoes or onions.
  • Buckwheat pancakes darker than wheat. If the surface has become golden coffee, then the pancake is ready.

With what to feed buckwheat pancakes?

They blend beautifully with savory fillings.

  • Mushrooms fried with onions.
  • Chopped meat.
  • Salty fish.
  • A mixture of boiled liver with roasted onions and carrots.
  • Boiled eggs and green onions.
  • Cheese.
  • Red caviar and buckwheat pancakes - truly royal combination.
  • Fruits and berries are suitable for a sweet filling.

Recipes for buckwheat flour pancakes for a long time remained unclaimed. Nowadays, when more and more people want to eat right, they are becoming popular again. Choose a suitable recipe, follow the tips, and a plate of tasty and healthy buckwheat pancakes will gather your family at the table.

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