Buckwheat Pancakes with Chocolate Cream Sauce

These buckwheat pancakes are bursting with great flavor from coconut water. Top with an awesome coconut cream-chocolate sauce for a brunch that’s also fit for a lavish dessert.
By Arie Elle


You can never have too many pancake recipes, right? This buckwheat pancake recipe is all about the creamy chocolate cashew cream topping.

These pancakes are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. Making gluten-free pancakes sometimes doesn’t result in fluffy, luscious clouds of pancake heaven but I have a few secrets for you to make your gluten-free pancakes a little fluffier.

1 – protein powder helps a lot – I like to use pea or rice protein powder
2 – yoghurt – this can help your pancakes rise a little
3 – apple cider vinegar – a dash of apple cider can help the rising process also
4 – add in some mashed banana for some extra creamy goodness


I’m all about being creative in the kitchen, so, what happens when you’ve run out of milk and you want to make pancakes? You use coconut water! I happened to have COCO JAX ridiculously yummy chocolate flavour on hand and it works a treat. The Chocolate flavour is actually quite creamy almost like chocolate flavoured almond milk and it’s sweetened with coconut sugar.

So get your pan ready and feel free to indulge in these decadent pancakes.


Buckwheat Pancakes with Chocolate Cream Sauce
Buckwheat pancakes are bursting with great flavor. Top with an awesome coconut cream-chocolate sauce for a brunch that's also fit for a lavish dessert.
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 10-12 pancakes
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (rice or pea)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 carton chocolate flavoured COCO JAX coconut water
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • coconut oil for cooking
  • Handful raspberries/strawberries for topping
Chocolate Cream
  • ½ cup cashews (soaked for 2 hours)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • ¾ cup chocolate COCO JAX coconut water
  • 3 dates
  • 6 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp COCO JAX coconut oil
  1. Whisk egg well in large bowl
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk well until smooth
  3. Heat pan on medium to high and melt coconut oil
  4. Add about ⅓-1/2 cup of pancake mixture to the pan and turn pan in circles to form a larger, thinner round pancake
  5. Cook for 1-2minutes each side. You should begin to see many bubbles on top of the pancake
  6. With your spatula check to see if the pancake has browned nicely on the bottom and flip
  7. Repeat until the mixture is gone. Be sure to re-oil the pan with coconut oil between pancakes to prevent burning and sticking.
Chocolate Cream
  1. Blend all ingredients in high speed blender until smooth
  2. You can spoon a dollop of chocolate cream in between each pancake stack or simply drizzle on top
  3. Top with raspberries or strawberries and eat!


Arie Elle

I have 4 loves in life, healthy, nourishing food, photography, singing and my high school sweet heart. Merging the 4 is a match made in heaven! I love to photograph my healthy food cre- ations in a natural and engaging way that will inspire people to embrace healthy living. It’s my wish for Nourish & Inspire Me to ignite motivation in people to take notice of what they put in their bodies. Changing the cooking and purchasing habits of people to make more aware and health-conscious decisions is what i hope to encourage and instil in my readers. It’s my mission to change the perception of most processed foods that are considered “normal” and to enlighten people to what REAL food is and how easy it is to cook with. It’s that education and awareness that can give you freedom. Freedom to live free of disease and freedom to eat and enjoy REAL food! I have a background in Natural Therapies, and treated my own thyroid issues with Alternative medicine which lead me down the path of healthy eating and cooking. I specialise in simple cooking. I don’t stick to one particular diet, but rather i like to find what works for me as a unique being. I love to create raw desserts, salads, sauces, dressings, soup, smoothies, juices, granola, cakes, bread, homemade nut milks, pasta, homemade gluten-free pizza, dips and more!

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