Buckwheat Pancakes with Brandied Strawberries and Coconut Whip

Buckwheat Pancakes with Brandied Strawberries and Coconut Whip
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
8 servings

There are many ways to make gluten-free vegan pancakes but buckwheat flour is our new fave! It cooks quickly, holds together without adding other binders and has a delicious nutty taste.

Courtesy of Lauren Toyota and John Diemer of hot for food blog.



Brandied Strawberries

cups strawberries, diced
cup maple syrup
cup brandy
Tbsp lemon juice
tsp arrowroot flour or cornstarch
tsp water

Coconut Whip

can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
tsp sugar (optional)

Buckwheat Pancakes

1 ½
cups buckwheat flour
tsp cinnamon
1 ½
tsp baking powder
Tbsp vegan butter, melted
cups non-dairy milk
Tbsp vegan butter (for cooking pancakes)


Step 1

In a small saucepan bring maple syrup and brandy to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 2

Once the mixture is bubbling, add in the diced strawberries and lemon juice. Continue to stir occasionally while you bring to a simmer again.

Step 3

Mix together arrowroot flour and water in a small bowl until smooth and add this to the strawberry mixture.

Step 4

Continue to stir occasionally while simmering for 10 minutes until thickened. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside while you make pancakes.

Step 5

You must use a can of full-fat coconut milk for the coconut whip and have it already refrigerated, so it’s really cold and the thick cream is separated from the liquid. Another tip is to place the beaters from your hand mixer and a stainless steel bowl in the freezer in advance of preparing the coconut whip.

Step 6

When you open the can of coconut milk, scoop only the thick cream that is sitting on top into the stainless steel bowl. Do not let any liquid get in the mixture. Beat on high for a couple of minutes until thick and fluffy.

Step 7

Bring a non-stick pan to medium heat and combine the pancake batter ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined.

Step 8

You may need to waver between medium and medium-low heat to keep the pancakes cooking evenly. Place a little bit of vegan butter in the centre of the pan and pour 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. It’s best to cook 1-2 pancakes at a time depending on the size of your pan, for about 2 minutes per side.

Step 9

Serve the pancakes warm with brandied strawberry sauce and a generous dollop of coconut whip.

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