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There is something about Pancake day that makes me feel like i’m a kid again. Whether it’s having everyone in the kitchen getting involved, making a mess being creative or building up pancakes with all the different, colourful delicious toppings but the whole thing always has me reminiscing of those times. Pancake making for me became a little difficult when I became plant based. Every attempt either ended up glued to the pan or just tasting bad. Which is why I made this as simple as possible, my 4 Ingredient Plantbased Pancakes Recipe is quick to make, gluten free, delicious, completely plantbased and full of health benefits.


Buckwheat is my go to grain, I am literally obsessed! I am regularly consuming buckwheat groats as part of my dinner or salad, buckwheat flakes as a replacement to oats for my porridges and granolas and buckwheat flour for plant based cakes and pancakes!

Buckwheat has a whole load of health benefits It also appears to be better than oatmeal or wheat cereals when it comes to heart health and reducing “bad” cholesterol, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a fruit seed. So it’s gluten-free and has a low glycemic index also.

Since buckwheat grows very quickly, very little (if any) pesticides have to be used!

A few more health benefits of buckwheat;

  • Helps prevent diabetes
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves heart health
  • Powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients
  • Antioxidant
  • Protects against childhood asthma
  • Reduces hypertension
  • Its non-allergenic
  • Has a unique amino acid composition that gives it special biological activities. These include cholesterol-lowering effects, anti-hypertension effects and the ability to improve digestion, such as by relieving constipation.

Let’s do this….

4 Ingredient Plantbased Pancakes Recipe

yields around 12-13 panckaes

  • 2 Very ripe bananas
  • 3 cups Buckwheat oats
  • 2.5 Almond milk
  • 2 Dates


  1. Start by placing the buckwheat flakes into the blender and blend until a you get a flour consistency
  2. Next blend the almond milk with the dates until consistency is smooth.
  3. Combine both dry and wet ingredients in the blender until you get a batter.
  4. Now time to make the pancakes. Throughout keep pan oiled with coconut oil, I always have a kitchen bowl to hand just to wipe between pancakes.
  5. Using a small ladle scoop up the mixture and pour into the middle of the pan and using the bottom of the label in circular motions spread the mixture gently into a circle.
  6. Once the first side is cooked flip over the pancake and cook the other side.
  7. I stack all the pancakes and keep them in the oven on low heat so they all keep warm until I serve.
  8. Once you’ve used up the whole mixture you are ready to serve with all the topping you’d like.

Topping ideas

Bananas + Almon butter
Lemon juice + Coconut Sugar
Maple syrup + Blueberries
Melted chocolate

My Chia and Berry Jam recipe


  • Goji berries (soaked for 2 hours)
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you get a nice chunky mixture.

Enjoy eating like a lord today as this really is a satisfying and guilt free breakfast. Be as creative as you want with what you put on top just keep it healthy! Let me know how you get on with this recipe by commenting below and what recipe you’d like to see next!

Lots of love…

Alessandra x


  1. Honestly Alessandra Paul on 5th March 2019 at 11:15 am

    I have been waiting for a recipe like this! Thank you again for always including health as well as plant food!


  2. Honestly Alessandra Mey on 5th March 2019 at 11:16 am

    Simple pancake recipe, at last
    Thank you!!!!!

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