Pink Paleo Pancakes for Pancake Day

Pink Paleo Pancakes

We have a tradition now with my girl E that she gets pink pancakes for her birthday.  You can actually track the evolution of my food journey by her pink pancakes.  The first year the pink came from food colouring (shock, horror!), then we moved to raspberries for the pink but still with sugar and normal flour, then when we realised she had a gluten sensitivity so it was with the premixed GF flour, then with apple puree rather than sugar and then this year the complete Pink Paleo Pancake!  Given that it’s Pancake Day next week I thought I should share the recipe with you too.

I don’t follow the paleo way, love my dairy too much amongst other things, I’m definitely of the everything in moderation camp, but having just done a “cleanse” I’m trying to find ways to keep the clean eating up for as long as possible.  I was also curious to see if the girls would notice anything different about these pancakes, they gobbled them all up which is amazing in itself so big ticks all round!  So what makes these vegan, gluten free, egg free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free but still taste great?  Here you go…(Thermomix instructions too!)

Pink Paleo Pancakes for Pancake Day


  • 1 C (95g) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 C (120g) buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C (15 g) maple syrup or honey
  • 3/4 C (210g) almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil for frying


  1. In a high speed blender or Thermomix blitz the raspberries, buckwheat flour and cinnamon. Speed 5 / 10 seconds
  2. Add the honey and almond milk and blitz again. Speed 5 / 5 seconds.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a fry pan and then pour small fist sized quantities into the pan and cook on one side until it starts to bubble and then flip and cook the other side for about a minute.
  4. Plate up in a stack with any toppings you like; yoghurt (coconut yoghurt if you are holding true to paleo or vegan), berries, honey or fruit for example

These are a great protein rich breakfast or as a snack.

Will you give them a try?  What are your views on Paleo? What’s your favourite pancake?


10 comments on “Pink Paleo Pancakes for Pancake Day

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    February 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I love anything pink so of course I am a fan of your pancakes. I’m not a paleo person per se, but I’m guessing these would work just as well with regular flour and milk. Please tell me I’m right! I do not discriminate when it comes to pancakes, I love them ALL!

    • Vicki
      February 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      I’m not a paleo person either but do use buckwheat flour a lot in pancakes as it’s gluten free which is good for Miss E. I made the flour & the almond milk in the Thermomix!! But yes these would be absolutely fine with normal flour and milk too. Thank you also for sharing the recipe lovely lady. x

  2. Sue G
    February 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks Vicki, I have recently been told that I have to restrict carbs and increase protein for a medical issue and actually thinking about breakfast is something I’m struggling with. We’ll try these on Tuesday to try and keep some fun in my diet :). Miss R still misses Miss M.

    • Vicki
      February 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Oh Sue I hope you are ok? Yes these are fun and would be nice with blueberries too. I see a lot of eggs for breakfast in your future and yoghurt and nuts! Likewise with Miss M missing Miss R, I will ask her to write a letter soon!x

  3. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    February 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Love your pink pancake tradition, Vicki, and it’s interesting how the recipe evolved over time! They look so yum. I’m still undecided on my views towards the paleo lifestyle. The paleo baked goods I’ve made at home so far have been delish but I’m not convinced the entire diet is healthy in the long-term, so I guess I’m like you in that I believe everything is good in moderation. I really do enjoy dabbling in these kinds of things, though – it’s always a great way to add a bit of variety and creativity in the kitchen!

    • Vicki
      February 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I really enjoy trying out different meals etc but I don’t think we should be cutting whole food groups out altogether anyway it keeps it interesting in the kitchen at least!

  4. Kim @landofzonkt
    February 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Oh I’ve never used buckwheat flour before. Interesting.
    We do purple ones with blueberries or chocolate with cacao. But not pink… How cool! x

    • Vicki
      February 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      It has a nutty flavour, we have buckwheat pasta too quite regularly.

  5. laurasmess
    March 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    These sound really lovely! I adore buckwheat pancakes (actually, buckwheat flour in general) and the addition of raspberries and maple syrup sounds divine. What a great healthy pancake evolution for your girl 😉

    • Vicki
      March 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      I really like buckwheat flour too just gives a bit of a nutty flavour doesn’t it.

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