Chia Powder Pancakes – The best way to start your day

Chia Powder Pancakes – The best way to start your day

Chia Powder Pancakes – The best way to start your day

I LOVE pancakes. I could never give them up. So instead I like to make my own healthy varieties that still taste fantastic – even better! A past recipe I used to make were gluten-free banana pancakes which have zero flour of any kind. Now I’m into Chia powder pancakes. Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients, including omega 3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, calcium, phosphorus, and manganese.

The best part is you can make these pancakes whatever flavor you want. I typically load them with fresh fruits, lemon, cinnamon, nuts, and honey.

Note: When working with ingredients such as buckwheat and chia seeds, the pancakes will be a lot more dense than fluffy. You can make them less dense with baking soda and powder, or with adding mashed bananas into the batter.

What You Need:

Makes about 4 pancakes

1 egg
1 cup of buckwheat flour (gluten-free!)
1/2 cup of chia seed powder (you could grind your own if you can’t find it in powder form)
1 lemon or lime
2 cups of milk of your choice (I use a 7 whole grain milk. coconut milk, almond milk, or hemp milk)
Raw Honey
Sea Salt
Baking Soda and Baking Powder (optional – helps to make the pancakes less dense)
Fruits of your choice (I usually use bananas, blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)
Nuts or Seeds (optional – I use walnuts)


1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of buckwheat powder, 1/2 cup of chia seed powder, 2 cups of milk, and 1 egg. Mix thoroughly. The chia seed powder loves to soak up the liquid. If you find yours to be to dry, just add more milk, or even a little water if you want.

2. Add the juice from 1 lime or lemon and mix.

3. Optional – add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. To make the pancakes less dense you could also add 1 mashed banana into the batter.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or amount desired.

5. Add a pinch of sea salt.

6. If you want pancakes with fruit inside, add that now. Or, save your fruit as topping (or both!)

7. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat a teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat. Pour the pancake batter in to your desired size and thickness. I usually make my pancakes about  6 inches in diameter and about a 1/2 an inch thick. Wait until one side is cooked before flipping over.

8. Top your pancakes with more lemon juice, raw honey, fresh fruit, and walnuts.

Chia Powder Pancakes - The best way to start your day
Chia Powder Pancakes






2 thoughts on “Chia Powder Pancakes – The best way to start your day”

  • Thanks for posting! I love buckwheat pancakes but always wished they were less grainy and this recipe looks wonderful. Hopefully chia seeds in a blender will work it’s the only thing I don’t have on hand.

    • Buckwheat is definitely grainy, but if you mix it up with other flours like chia seed and put some fruits inside it will definitely help! I would use a coffee grinder if you have one instead of a blender.

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