Buckwheat Recipe

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Bread, Pancakes, and Noodles
Health Benefits and Nutrition

Delicious buckwheat recipes for moist whole grain breads, pancakes, creamy porridge chocolate cake, and how to make fresh homemade buckwheat pasta noodles.


What is Buckwheat?

It is actually a seed not a whole grain that has been grown in America since Colonial days. It ground as flour to make pancake mixes, noodles, and to thicken soups, gravies, and dressings. It can also be roasted (kasha), or boiled for cereal. Before cooking a recipe that calls for Buckwheat groats (raw whole grain), be sure to rinse the groats (or grain) first.

Wild Buckwheat Plant and Flower Picture
wild buckwheat plant and flower picture

Health Benefits and Buckwheat Nutrition

This whole grain is low in calories but high in riboflavin, vitamins B2 (riobflavin), B3 (niacin), and B5 (pantothenic acid), magnesium, potassium, and copper.

It is high in all 8 amino-acids (B vitamins). In this regard, it is more nutritious than all other cereal grains and a super food for increasing energy levels. Its protein is especially rich in lysine which is needed for proper growth and bone development, conserving calcium, and managing and preventing cold sores.

Buckwheat nutrients also include ruten which is good for blood circulation, magnesium, potassium, and copper which contribute to healthy muscle and nerve
function, and promote normal blood pressure. It is not
a relative of wheat, but a seed and therefore contains
no gluten. So it is safe for those with gluten allergies. To see how Buckwheat compares, nutritionally, to other whole grains go to our whole grain list.

buckwheat nutrition

How To Cook?

Rinse groats first. 2 parts water to 1 part Buckwheat groats. Boil water. Add groats. Return to boil then reduce heat and let simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.

Taste
It has a nutty, sweet flavor.

Shelf-Life
It will store up to 6 months, if stored properly.

Our Favorite Buckwheat Recipes

buckwheat bread recipe

Buckwheat Bread Recipe

A beautiful, soft loaf of healthy whole grain bread. It takes about 3 hours to make.

buckwheat pancake recipe

Traditional Buckwheat Pancake Recipe

This recipe creates moist and fluffy pancakes.

buckwheat pasta recipe

Fresh Homemade Pasta Noodles

Substitute Buckwheat flour in this recipe to create fresh noodles by hand. It is fun and easy. Let us show you...

Healthy Chocolate Cake

Substitute Buckwheat flour for half the flour in this recipe to make a cake that is moist, full of chocolate, healthy, and delicious. What more can you ask for!

Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

This creamy cereal makes a delicious yet nutritious breakfast. It takes 15 - 20 minutes.


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