By JJ Virgin

Gluten-Free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes or Waffles

June 9, 2022

Light and fluffy with a hint of spice, these gluten-free vegan buckwheat pancakes (or waffles!) are filled with healthy ingredients to satisfy your day!

  • Yields: 9 pancakes


1 apple (peeled, cored, and chopped)

1 cup gluten-free buckwheat flour

2 scoops All-In-One chocolate protein shake (Paleo Inspired or Plant-Based)

1-½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1-½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1-½ tsp apple cider vinegar

4 tsp Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener

1-½ tbsp olive oil


1Peel and core apple. Chop it into small pieces. Place the apple in a blender with 1 teaspoon of Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of water. Blend on medium high until apples resemble apple sauce. Add more water if needed. Set it aside.

2In a medium bowl add almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Mix and set aside for 10 minutes.

3In a big bowl mix buckwheat flour, chocolate protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flaxseed.

4Add remaining 3 teaspoons Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener, olive oil, and ½ cup applesauce to the almond milk and vinegar mixture.

5Then combine wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly, while scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go and mix again.

6Spray a frying pan with coconut oil spray and heat to medium.

7Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour batter into the pan (makes 3-4" pancake).

8When the edges appear to be browning, (usually a minute or two) flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook for about one minute.

9(For waffle maker) Heat waffle maker to the high temperature setting. Spray waffle iron when it has reached the proper temperature. Pour batter into the waffle iron filling it ¾ of the way up. Close iron and wait until the light turn on to let you know the waffle is ready. Usually about 3 to 5 minutes.

10Serve buckwheat pancakes or waffles with fresh berries and any maple-flavored monkfruit sweetener (I like this one: Maple Syrup)

11Keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3 pancakes
Sugar7g (no added sugar)
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat1g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat5g
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates53g
Dietary Fiber15g