Buckwheat Banana & Apple Cinnamon Pikelets

My kids LOVE pancakes/pikelets they are the first thing they ask for when I ask them what they would like me to make them for a treat. They are so easy and I’ve adapted this recipe so its refined sugar-free and uses buckwheat and spelt flours.

Why Buckwheat flour? Well it is gluten-free so perfect for people with wheat intolerance though in this recipe I’ve used half Buckwheat and half Spelt flour as I find when mixed with a glutenous flour it gives a fluffier lighter result than dense pancake. Spelt Flour is NOT gluten free however the gluten within spelt is a lot easier for some people to digest making it a better alternative. If you have a gluten intolerance or are celiac you can use only buckwheat flour instead.


Buckwheat Banana & Apple Cinnamon Pikelets

  • Difficulty: easy
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Kids favourite, great for afternoon snacks and school lunchboxes.


3/4 cup buckwheat flour

3/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

3 mashed bananas

3/4 cup milk (can use buttermilk, almond, soy or regular)

1/4 cup rice malt syrup

2 red apples cored and thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl add all ingredients except the apple, then whisk together till  thick batter consistency  if mixture is too thick add a little more milk
  2. Heat a non stick fry pan on medium heat, add 1 heaped tablespoons of mixture into pan
  3. Place some sliced apples on top of each pikelet and sprinkle a little extra cinnamon
  4. Once bubbles start to appear flip them over and cook for a further minute until just browned
  5. Repeat using all remaining batter


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