Cinnamon buckwheat pancakes with cherries

Cinnamon buckwheat pancakes with cherries

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Juicy cherries are packed with nutrients and are one of summer's highlights - perfect for a weekend breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.28g
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  • 500g cherry, stoned and halved



    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

  • 5 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 140g buckwheat flour



    Buckwheat actually comes from the seeds of a plant distantly related to rhubarb …

  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 3 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • few knobs of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • Greek yogurt and maple syrup, to serve


  1. Put the cherries in a bowl with 1 tbsp sugar, stir and set aside.

  2. Mix the remaining sugar, flours, cinnamon and bicarb in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack in the eggs. Gradually whisk in with the buttermilk to make a smooth batter.

  3. Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan. Add spoonfuls of batter to make pancakes about 8-10cm across. Cook for a couple of mins until set on the bottom and bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook the other side. Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven while you finish up the batter. Serve 2-3 piled on each plate, topped with a spoonful of cherries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Comments (7)

penny6's picture

Does anyone know if you can make and freeze the batter so I can take it out of the freezer the night before ready for the morning?

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agota91's picture

I love this recipe. It is the best american pancake I have ever tasted. And in addition to this, it is very easy to make. :)

reenyn's picture

Incredibly delicious. Changes I made: I added fresh blueberries to the mixture, instead of cherries alongside. The blueberries were perfect at offsetting the slightly earthy taste of the buckwheat. These pancakes were very light and wholesome.

mother_ship's picture

Liked the cinnamon but would use a smaller proportion of buckwheat flour next time as I felt it made the pancake a little on the heavy, slightly grainy side.

cookingblogger's picture

I made these pancakes when my in-laws were visiting. Everyone loved them! As fresh cherries were unavailable when I made it, I used canned cherries and they worked well. I reviewed this recipe on my own blog, Recipes That Worked by Mandy Higgins.

oliviahonaker's picture

Very easy to make american pancakes, very tasty pancake recipe

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jenalex's picture

I found them very sweet, especially if you're going to use maple syrup too. I plan to reduce the star a little next time round.