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Raw Food Pancakes – Raw Pancake Recipe

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raw food pancakes

This is the perfect recipe for a lazy Sunday brunch, when you are craving something more substantial than a smoothie. You will need a dehydrator to make these raw food pancakes, raw and soaked buckwheat groats, bananas, and ground chia seeds. Since they are a “raw food” you won’t get the exact same texture of fluffy cooked pancakes, but for being raw, they are quite delicious and even my husband approved! Hope you enjoy this raw food pancake recipe.

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Raw Food Pancakes – Raw Pancake Recipe

2 cups soaked raw hulled buckwheat groats (soak about 3/4 cup hulled buckwheat in water overnight in the fridge and then rinse well)
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
1 medium sized apple peeled (about 1 cup chopped apple)
1/3 cup ground chia seeds (grind chia seeds in high speed blender or spice grinder)
2 tablespoons maple syrup (not raw, can use raw honey instead)
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon non-alcoholic vanilla extract)
2 pinches white stevia powder or to taste
Pinch sea salt

Make sure to rinse the soaked buckwheat really well in a colander. Then add the 2 cups already soaked buckwheat to the food processor with the S blade and process on high until a paste is formed. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and continue to process until a wet batter is formed. Spoon the batter on lined dehydrator sheets to form 4 inch rounds. Dehydrate the pancakes at 145 degrees for 1 hour and then turn down the temperature to 118 degrees and dehydrate for another 3 hours. Flip them over and dehydrate for another 4 hours until they are firm on the outside but still soft and doughy on the inside. (8 hours total dehydration time, but it might take less for you because I live in a humid environment.) Serve with fresh fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup or raw honey, and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. The raw pancake recipe makes about 11 small pancakes and they can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

raw food pancake recipe


  • In the picture above I topped the raw pancakes with chopped bananas, pears, and raisins but you can use whatever type of fruit you have available.
  • If you are not in the mood for pancakes you can spread the batter a little thinner and dehydrate a little longer to make raw food crepe like wraps that you can fill with different fillings.
  • I like to get my chia seeds here
  • You can get dehydrator sheets here
  • If you don’t have a dehydrator you can get one here

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1 jennifer { 12.31.13 at 2:06 pm }

I just have a regular dehydrator. Theres no temperature setting on it. What can I do ? Make them in the oven (Or toaster oven ) at the lowest temperature?

2 Jacque { 12.31.13 at 6:38 pm }

I think the raw pancakes would be great. A challenge
I have is that I can’t have any form of coconut
Or soy for that matter or dairy can you suggest
a different oil that would work or can it just be omitted?
Thanks 🙂

3 Cecilia { 01.02.14 at 2:47 pm }

Hi Jacque,

Yes, you can absolutely omit the coconut oil. I’ve seen plenty of similar recipes that did not use the coconut oil, so it should be fine. Sorry to hear about your allergy.

Best Wises,

4 Cecilia { 01.02.14 at 2:58 pm }

Hi Jennifer,

You could always buy a food thermometer if you are curious at what temperature your dehydrator runs at. I am assuming your dehydrator will run cooler than even your oven’s lowest setting so I think your dehydrator would be the best bet, but it will probably take less time if it runs hotter that 118 degrees. Also, a 4 tray starter dehydrator from Excalibur might be something to consider in the future.

Best Wishes,

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