Buckwheat pancakes are the best! I love them with a fresh blueberry syrup and loads of sweet cream butter!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl mix the starter, egg, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla together. Stir in the salt, buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and ginger. Mix until just combined. Adjust consistency with more flour or some water, depending upon how thick your starter is. The batter should be pourable, but not runny.

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  • Heat a griddle to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease griddle and ladle 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter onto hot greased griddle. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until top is full of bubbles. Use a spatula to turnover and cook other side for and additional 2 minutes or so. Serve hot!

Nutrition Facts

456.7 calories; 18.1 g protein; 76.8 g carbohydrates; 93.7 mg cholesterol; 802.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
I made a couple of changes to this recipe before ever trying it and the pancakes turned out great! I omitted the vanilla and ginger, used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour, and used honey instead of sugar. Great recipe; definitely a keeper. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2009
Unfortunately this was not very worth the making... kinda bland and no fireworks of flavors as one would expect with sourdough so I recommend using the full amount of ginger or trying pumpkin pie spice Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
I made a couple of changes to this recipe before ever trying it and the pancakes turned out great! I omitted the vanilla and ginger, used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour, and used honey instead of sugar. Great recipe; definitely a keeper. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
I made a couple of changes to this recipe before ever trying it and the pancakes turned out great! I omitted the vanilla and ginger, used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour, and used honey instead of sugar. Great recipe; definitely a keeper. :) Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
There's an oatmeal pancake recipe on this very site that is my family's favorite so they were skeptical when I started making something different but I have sourdough coming out my ears and wanted to try these. They're wonderful! Trust me folks if you're wondering if you should make some sourdough starter if you'd use it often enough to justify keeping something alive in your fridge ON PURPOSE this recipe is your justification. The only change I made was to add a little oatmeal as a concession the other recipe and I cut down on the wheat flour replacing it with white since my family still doesn't know they're eating wheat in almost everything (sssshhhhh). Very nice texture and wonderful flavor. This very well may be the new favorite pancake at our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
Thias is an excellent buckwheat pancake recipe. I served with blackberry syrup and the sweetness of that mixed perfectly with the heartiness of the buckwheat and the slight sour bite of sourdough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
I used my Amish friendship starter in this recipe. I omitted any sugar as the starter is sweet enough on it's own and added a tsp. of baking powder and added just a little more milk. These were perfect. Fluffy and filling. I was full after one but my kids ate two each. The batter is thick but spreads out well on the hot griddle. Both my kids loved this and asked for it again. YOU CAN USE YOUR AMISH STARTER IN THIS RECIPE! Yay. So happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
Since I can't get buckwheat now I figured I'd make these subbing whole wheat for buckwheat. They are good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2008
Today was the second time for making these pancakes. I think these are so good you should make sourdough starter for these alone. I have substituted different spices for the ginger. (pumpkin spice or cinnamon) I make half a recipe and it is perfect quantity for husband and me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2006
My pancakes came out great -- fluffy and tall without me having to apply any tricks (such as beating eggwhites to stiff or adding carbonated liquids). My starter is pretty thick which might have something to do with it (I had to add some water to thin down the batter a bit). A very nice way to use buckwheat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
All I have to say is "YUM!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
AMAZING!!! ORGASMIC! FANTASTIC! LIFE CHANGING! A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE! TRANSCENDED INTO THE NEXT DIMENSION! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2009
Unfortunately this was not very worth the making... kinda bland and no fireworks of flavors as one would expect with sourdough so I recommend using the full amount of ginger or trying pumpkin pie spice Read More
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