3-Ingredient Buckwheat Galettes (Buckwheat Pancakes) with vegan option

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These Buckwheat Pancakes (or Wraps) are made with only 3 ingredients and come together lickety-split. They're gluten-free with a vegan option, and they freeze well!

One of the biggest challenges to being a gluten-free family is having affordable bread alternatives around so you can easily throw together a quick meal or a snack.

Today’s recipe, Buckwheat Galettes (or Buckwheat Pancakes) is one recipe in our home that has become a staple.  They make a great gluten free wrap that is so much less expensive than those “priced through the roof” wraps in health food stores.

They mix up quickly and simply, store well, travel well and are a super flexible background for meals and quick snacks.

And my kids love them.

Hope you do too:-).

I found this recipe a number of years ago on Whole Approach, a super helpful site for anyone dealing with candida.  Candida, if you aren’t familiar with it, is a systemic overgrowth of candida yeast in one’s body.  It is typically associated with the overuse of antibiotics and eating too much sugar and starches.

My oldest son and I figured out that we were dealing with severe candidiasis and as a result went off sugars, most fruits, and gluten and my hunt for recipes that would help us in our quest for health began.

Well, getting well and feeding a family whole foods can take time so I just loved it when I found out how easy these little French pancakes / crepe like breads are.

Traditionally, galettes are a round, freeform crusty cake.  But this recipe is more of a crepe (Breton galette) that French bakeries serve with fillings (source).

Now, I know, a lot of you who follow this blog know that I have recently put my oldest son on a grain-free diet.  That hasn’t changed.  And I am on an almost grain-free diet.  But there are still two others in my household and we haven’t all gone grain-free….so for now, at least, you will be seeing a mix of both grain-containing and grain-free recipes.

And technically, buckwheat isn’t a grain – it’s a seed. But it’s still heavy in starch and I suspect that starches might be one of the sources of my son’s issues – so for now, he is buckwheat-free.

Serving Suggestions for Buckwheat Pancakes:

1.  Eat them just as they are!

2.  Spread with sandwich fixin’s like nut butter, either plan or with jam or sweetener of choice.  Top with another pancake and eat like a sandwich.  Make sure you see Homemade Nut or Seed Butter.

3.  Spread with a thin layer of your favorite filling and roll up and eat like a wrap.  (The top photo is filled with scrambled eggs, tomatoes and peppers.)  We’ve filled them with Savory Hummus at times.  Yum!

4.  Fill with ice cream (like Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream…our favorite!) and drizzle w/ chocolate sauce.  Umm….I hear it calling my name now!  What a simple, elegant dessert!

Buckwheat Pancakes

Technically, you are supposed to make a fairly large galette and place filling in the middle and fold the outer edges up as in the above photo.  But this recipe is going to produce a slightly different product.

These galettes will hold together fairly well as a wrap, but not perfectly.  I’m working on another wrap recipe or two for later.

More Quick and Easy Recipes:

- Quick Drop Biscuits
Baked Oatmeal / Oatmeal Cake (Two Ways!)
Super Savory Hummus
Fast and Yummy Bean Dip
Focaccia Flax Bread
Super Fast Kid-Friendly Lentils

What do you think you would fill your Galettes with? 

Middle Photo Credit:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfoodaddict/6004093614/
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  1. This is what I’ve been looking for. A easy bread substitute for my family that is gluten free & dairy free, with the possibility of being vegan friendly for me. I just spent ages trying to google “gluten free lavash bread” couldn’t find anything that fitted the bill. While this isn’t lavash bread I think it will be much easier to make. I’d love to make square wraps if possible…. wonder if I can track down a square fry pan lol. do you think these would be good for lunchboxes and how would you recommend I freeze them? THANK YOU

    • They’d be GREAT for lunchboxes and you could freeze them too. I think ideally you would put them b/t wax paper or parchment, but that gets pricey. Maybe clean cloths you could wash and reuse then? So glad to hear it helps!

  2. Karine Corkery says:

    These galettes are amazing, they’re a speciality in Brittany France where most of the time they’re enjoyed with whatever savoury filling of your choice,then closed in parcels, bliss. And a major bonus is that you can use up your leftovers easily that way too.

  3. Hi! I’m trying to make these right now and am having a hard time getting the to cook all the way through. Mine are much darker than yours and I’m wondering if I’m not spreading it out enough across my pan or if it’s b/c I have “whole grain” buckwheat flour. Is there a “white” buckwheat flour? Mine is coming out almost purple.

  4. Love the buckwheat wraps!
    Can I also substitute the egg with a ‘flax egg’?

    Thankyou so much,
    Frederique

  5. Frederique says:

    Can I also make this recipe with a ‘flax egg’ instead of an egg?
    Thankyou!

  6. These are brill – I’ve been using them for dinner, lunch wraps, breakfast, snacks… Thank you from Scotland x

  7. These did not work at all. :(

  8. I tried to do a half batch in the first place so that is one problem. When I tried to cook them I used a greased cast iron skillet. They took forever to cook. I don’t think any got done. So I made more like buckwheat panscramble. :) maybe too much liquid and not enough egg? The batter was very tasty though!!

    • Panscramble…hmmmmm…well, you could still eat it I guess? I wonder if maybe something wasn’t measured right? I have that issue sometimes when I am cutting a recipe. I haven’t cooked much in cast iron so I can’t speak to that. Let me know if you try again.