Donna Hay’s Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Pancakes are at the top of Trevor's favourite foods list and these are currently the favourites! Buckwheat flour adds fluffiness and a warm, nutty flavour.

Serves 4 (or 2 piglets!)


  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • ¾ cup white spelt flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 free range egg
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • ¾ cup milk
  • unsalted butter to grease pan
  • store-bought vanilla bean yoghurt, to serve
  • extra banana, sliced, to serve

  1. Place both the flours, the baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the banana, egg, maple syrup and milk and whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat a little of the butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add ⅓ cup (80ml) of the batter to the pan and cook for 2–3 minutes each side or until golden. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat with the butter and remaining batter. 
  3. Divide pancakes between serving plates and top with yoghurt and extra banana. Drizzle with extra maple syrup to serve. Enjoy!