Meet Buckwheat Queen, An May Fab 5 Cook to Follow

Meet Buckwheat Queen, An My Fab 5 Cook to Follow

Background and History

Buckwheat pancakes have a rich history dating back centuries, originating in Eastern Europe and spreading across the globe. Traditionally known as blini in Russian cuisine, these hearty pancakes were made with buckwheat flour, which provided a nutritious and flavorful base. Today, buckwheat pancakes continue to be a beloved breakfast staple, celebrated for their unique taste and health benefits.


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Butter or oil for cooking
  • Optional toppings: maple syrup, fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, sugar (if using), baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; it’s okay if the batter is slightly lumpy.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or oil.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.
  • Serve the buckwheat pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, yogurt, or nuts.

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 8g


  • Buckwheat pancakes have a slightly nutty flavor and a hearty texture, making them a satisfying and nutritious breakfast option.
  • You can customize these pancakes by adding ingredients like chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or mashed bananas to the batter.
  • Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains wheat (buckwheat flour)
  • Contains dairy (buttermilk, butter)
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