Strawberry Buckwheat Pancakes

30 minutes


300ml unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
75 g blanched almonds
100 g buckwheat flour
100 g rice flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp olive oil
350 g seasonal berries , such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
maple syrup
4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt


If you are looking for a strawberries and cream pancakes recipe, but want a healthy alternative, this is the recipe you need! and These gluten free strawberry buckwheat pancakes are the best buckwheat pancakes recipe to make on lazy weekend mornings as part of your weight loss lifestyle. With protein from Greek yogurt and fiber from buckwheat and berries, they offer a nourishing and filling way start to your day, as well as being absolutely delicious! The protein-rich combination of buckwheat and rice flours provides sustained energy without spiking your blood sugar and make these pancakes a lower carb alternative to traditional pancakes to support your weight loss goals after surgery. 

The fluffy texture of these healthy strawberry pancakes makes them easy to enjoy even during the soft food stage after bariatric surgery. Simply fold fresh strawberries right into the batter before cooking to add a tangy sweetness and dose of vitamin C and antioxidants. Drizzle these healthy strawberry pancakes lightly with maple syrup for added natural sweetness that perfectly complements the lovely flavor of berries. Made with simple plant-based ingredients, these wholesome buckwheat pancakes are suitable for vegan and vegetarian bariatric diets, and delicious for the whole family to enjoy. This buckwheat pancake recipe is easy to portion control as you can add more or less batter per pancake while you cook them, so you can adjust the portions to suit your needs.  The vibrant summer berries give you an energizing start while the nutritious flours provide sustained fuel to conquer your day during recovery. These protein-rich pancakes with fresh fruit make morning meals delicious as well as nutritious after weight loss surgery.

Main Benefits

  • Sustained energy - Flours prevent blood sugar spikes.
  • Soft texture - Easy to digest after bariatric surgery.
  • Nutritious - Packed with protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.


  • Step 1

    Pour the milk into a blender with the vanilla extract, almonds, flours and baking powder. Peel and add the banana, then blitz until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Once hot, for each portion of two pancakes add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan with 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake.

  • Step 3

    Push some sliced strawberries or whole berries into the batter, then cook for 4 minutes, or until nicely golden on the bottom (the first pancakes are always slightly awkward as you’re adjusting your temperature control).

  • Step 4

    Flip over, apply a little pressure with an egg flip and cook for 2 minutes, or until golden on the other side, then transfer to a plate, fruit side up. Wipe out the pan with a ball of kitchen paper and repeat the process.

  • Step 5

    Stick the sprig of rosemary into the maple syrup bottle and use it to lightly brush syrup over the hot pancakes. Top each portion with a dollop of yoghurt, if you like, and serve with extra berries on the side.