Spiced Pumpkin & Apple Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-free | Vegan

Weekends and Pancakes… the perfect couple. These are super rustic looking and pleasantly filling with a fluffy, cake-like texture. They’re made with buckwheat flour, a lot of cinnamon and cardamom… topped with a pretty green apple for a little tang. Oh, and there is some pumpkin puree in there too! Pumpkin puree is a great way to moisten up baked goods and they replace the egg in these, making them vegan. Serve with some good maple syrup and you’re good to go!


  • 1/2cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2cup oat flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp cardamom
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1tsp maple syrup (plus more for topping)
  • 1cup almond milk
  • 1tsp butter or coconut oil to grease the pan
  • optional: thinly sliced green apple for the top


  1. Combine all ingredients (except apples) in a mixer and blend until smooth (pour wet into dry).
  2. Heat a cast iron pan or griddle on high and add a tsp of butter or coconut oil, coat your pan.
  3. With a ladle, spoon the batter onto the pan, and with a swirling motion make sure it’s all together in a circle, fairly flat in the center. If you are adding a sliced apple, wait 30 seconds and top the wet side with the apple. As you see bubbles forming, check the bottom side and flip accordingly. Pat the center a little to make sure center cooks.
  4. Continue and serve with maple syrup!

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  • jaime : the brinyOctober 20, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    hi alison! i just found your blog through foodgawker and i’m glad i did! your blog/concept is sweet and i love your photos. just wanted to say hi and thank you for sharing these beautiful recipes.


    • Alison MarrasOctober 20, 2014 - 6:11 pm

      Hi Jaime! Pleasure to meet you and thanks for checking me out 😉 I just checked The Briny and the feeling is mutual… beautiful stuff! ::follows on social::


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