Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
4 from 1 vote

Ploye: Traditional Buckwheat Pancake

Ploye is a traditional Canadian French pancake recipe made with buckwheat flour. Serve with warm maple syrup. Gluten free, vegan and low FODMAP.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Low Fodmap
Keyword: buckwheat flour, pancake
Servings: 8 ployes


  • 1 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add cold water, mix well and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Add boiling water and mix vigorously; let stand for a few minutes.
  • Drop 1/2 cup of batter to make thin pancakes on a hot ungreased non-stick pan. As the batter is quite thick, you may have to spread it out.
  • Bake on one side for 2 minutes or until bubbles break and pancake is firm and dry. Coax from bottom of pan with a flexible spatula and flip the ploye to cook for about 30 seconds on the other side. Remove from pan and repeat until you have used all the batter. For best results, stir the batter before making each ploye.
  • Remove to plate and serve.


The ploye resembles a crepe in thickness when cooking and, contrary to a pancake, is only cooked on one side and briefly turned over for a few seconds.
For topping I suggest butter, maple syrup, lemon, brown sugar or to accompany beans, eggs, chicken salad,...
Low FODMAP diet: buckwheat flour, even if well tolerated by many, is limited to 1/8 cup so it is better to limit the intake to 1 ploye.