I really enjoyed curating this list of buckwheat flour recipes and I hope it's a helpful resource for your kitchen. Buckwheat is a delicious gluten free flour that adds a lovely depth of flavour and complexity to baked goods. Buckwheat flour is beginning to be used more often these days and I am seeing more and more recipes pop up with buckwheat flour added for it's delicious flavour or health benefits which I love to see!
There are two types of buckwheat flour: light buckwheat flour (hulled buckwheat flour) or dark buckwheat flour (unhulled buckwheat flour). I try to specify for each recipe which flour is required.
For more incredible gluten-free recipes check out my post featuring delicious oat flour recipes.
What are the health benefits of buckwheat flour?
Buckwheat flour is very nutritious! Buckwheat is higher in protein and fibre than all-purpose flour or even oat flour. 1 cup of buckwheat flour contains 15 grams of protein and 12 grams of fibre according to (Nutritional Value). It is a complete protein that contains all eight essential amino acids. It contains good amounts of potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It’s naturally gluten-free and typically easier for most individuals to digest. 1 cup of buckwheat flour provides 75% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium, 69% of your recommended copper intake and 34% of your daily recommended intake of zinc. Amazing!
Is buckwheat flour gluten free?
Yes, buckwheat flour is gluten-free. Surprisingly, buckwheat is closely related to the rhubarb plant. Buckwheat is not a grain at all!
Where can I buy buckwheat flour?
Buckwheat flour can be purchased at most major grocery stores (typically found in the health or gluten-free section) I purchased “Bob’s Red Mill” Buckwheat flour at my local grocery store. If you can’t find it locally you could order it online from the Bob’s Red Mill website or find it at a specialty health food store.
Buckwheat Flour and the Glycemic Index
Buckwheat flour doesn’t affect blood sugar levels as much as all-purpose flour. Buckwheat scores low to medium on the glycemic index scale. Buckwheat scores at 71 whereas all-purpose flour scores at 85. Source: UpgradeMyFood.com
What does buckwheat flour taste like?
Buckwheat flour adds a subtle nutty and earthy flavour to baked goods. The flavour of buckwheat can be quite strong on its own so it’s typically paired with other flours or other tasty ingredients with strong flavours. Its earthy flavour compliments sweet baked goods well by providing a contrasting depth of flavour. Buckwheat pairs well with flavours like lemon, dark chocolate and spices like cinnamon.
How should I store buckwheat flour?
You can store buckwheat flour in a dark cupboard for several months. If you use it only occasionally, consider storing it in the fridge or freezer to prolong its shelf life.
Crepes & Waffles & Pancakes
1 Buckwheat Crepes
2 Vegan Buckwheat Crepes
3 Buckwheat & Almond Flour Crepes
4 Chocolate Buckwheat Flour Crepes
5 Light Buckwheat Flour Crepes
6 Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
7 Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes
8 Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes with Blueberries
9 Buckwheat Flour Waffles
Cakes & Brownies
10 Buckwheat Flour Brownies
11 Swedish Chocolate Sticky Cake
12 Buckwheat Flour Mug Cake
13 Gluten Free Brownies
More Buckwheat Flour Treats
14 Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Flour Muffins
15 Buckwheat Flour Cinnamon Rolls
16 Double Chocolate Buckwheat Flour Cookies
17 Vegan Buckwheat Flour Banana Bread
18 One Bowl Buckwheat Flour Banana Bread
19 Vegan Peach Cobbler
Buckwheat Flour Breads
20 Buckwheat Bread
21 Buckwheat Pumpkin Cornbread
22 Buckwheat Flour English Muffins
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