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Kernza® Pancakes

Kernza® Pancakes

10-12 Pancakes


  • Prep: 10 minutes 
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total: 35 minutes


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Whisk or fork
  • Ladle

Ideal, but not imperative, that they are at room temperature.

Quick and Easy (no oil or butter)
  • 1.5 Cup Kernza Flour
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ⅓ Cups Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1.5 Cups (150g., 5.3oz.) Kernza Flour
  • 1 Cup (140g., 5.0oz.) All purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ Cup (283g., 10.0oz.) Buttermilk
  • ½ Cup (130g., 4.5oz.) Milk
  • ¼ Cup (4 Tbsp., 56g., 2oz.) Unsalted butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp. (72g., 2.5oz.) Sugar
  • 1.5 Tsp. (8.5g., 0.30oz.) Salt
  • 1.5 Tsp. (6g., 0.25oz.) Baking powder
  • ½ Tsp. (3g., 0.1oz.) Baking soda
Dairy Free
  • 1.5 Cups (150g., 5.3oz.)Kernza Flour
  • 1 Cup (140g., 5.0oz.) All purpose flour
  • 1.5 Cups (195g., 6.88oz.) Oat milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk substitute)
  • ¼ Cup (25g., 0.87oz.) Coconut or Canola oil. 
    • If using coconut oil, make sure it is not solidified 
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup (96g., 3.4oz.) Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. (8g., 0.28oz.) Baking powder
  • ½ Tsp. (3g., 0.1oz.) Baking soda

Breakfast is awesome. Now it is awesome-er. Kernza makes an incredible pancake due to its cake-flour-like attributes; meaning your pancakes will stay soft and fluffy, and you will never have to worry about over mixing the batter. We have two versions for you: If you live with no regrets, try the buttermilk cakes; If you don’t do dairy, try the dairy free cakes! If you really live with no regrets, try both. It is quite challenging to decide which is better. As a bonus, there is a third butter/oil-free recipe included, which can also be found on the back of our Kernza flour packages!


  1. If using butter or coconut oil, melt on stove top or in the microwave.
  2. Begin pre heating a non-stick pan or skillet to medium low heat
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine both flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together: milks; oil, butter, or coconut oil; and an egg.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir with a rubber spatula until fully combined.
  6. Apply a thin layer of oil or butter to the pre heated non-stick pan or skillet.
  7. Use a ladle or “pour-friendly” container to pour the batter on to the skillet.
  8. Cook for about four minutes on one side (the edges will start setting; bubbles will form in the middle and eventually start popping).
  9. Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional two minutes.
  10. Eat immediately, or keep warm in a 200 degree oven.


Dec 23, 2021 • Posted by Jay Bassin

Oops! My mistake. I didn’t see the difference between the buttermilk an the “simple” pancakes. I will make them this weekend—-looking forward to them. Thanks!

Dec 23, 2021 • Posted by Jay Bassin

I received my kernza flour and I plan to make pancakes with it this Sunday. I just noticed, though, that the recipe(s) on the back of the package and the pancake recipe on your web site are quite different. Any explanation?

Oct 08, 2021 • Posted by Christopher

Hi JB,

No, Kernza contains gluten and is a cousin of wheat. All recipes and products on this website contain gluten.


Oct 01, 2021 • Posted by JB Weller

Gluten free?

Apr 13, 2021 • Posted by Christopher

Hi Jeanne & Joyce – thanks for the feedback! We’ll work on adding a print button in the future, but we have worked on page formatting – if you go to the File menu and select print, it should give you a white background version without pictures. I hope that works as a starting place!

Apr 07, 2021 • Posted by Jeanne

I agree with a previous message. I really enjoy seeing and making these kernza recipes. Having print options also makes it easy for me to save them on my computer. Thanks for your wonderful information!

Mar 07, 2021 • Posted by Joyce Stotts

The only thing that could be awesome-er than these recipes would be having a “Print This” button where just the recipe on plain white background would be available to print out to put in my recipe book or box. Kernza is the BEST!

Mar 05, 2021 • Posted by Billy

The same recipes work for waffles too!! As a taste bonus, we add a little vanilla and cinnamon in the mixes and leave out the sugar…yummy.

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