Guide to Cooking with Buckwheat Flour: Exploring Gluten-Free Buckwheat Recipes and Health Benefits

Our Organic Gluten-Free Buckwheat Flour is a delicious gluten-free alternative to traditional flour. Like all flours, it has its own unique advantages and health benefits.

Packed with its unique advantages and health benefits, buckwheat flour is a versatile ingredient suitable for both savory and sweet dishes like noodles, crepes, or pancakes. It can also be used in many traditional baked goods!

Keep reading to learn if buckwheat flour is worth adding to your pantry shelf!

What is buckwheat flour?

Made from Buckwheat berries, buckwheat flour is actually made from a seed but it’s often considered a pseudo-grain due to its rice-like texture and taste. It’s been used by ancient cultures in China and Russia, commonly found as a noodle ingredient or for soups and porridge. More recently, it’s gained popularity around the world for the health benefits and uses of buckwheat.

When buckwheat is ground into a powder, it has a smooth texture and an earthy flavor. While it won’t make your foods light and fluffy the way gluten does, it will add a moistness and tenderness that’s perfect for baked goods.

Not only is buckwheat flour a good alternative texture-wise, but it also has some great health benefits too. Buckwheat is known to help aid as a weight management food, improve heart health, and can even prevent cancer. It also contains vitamins like Niacin and Riboflavin. Lastly, it’s high in fiber and protein which will help keel you feeling full while meeting your nutrient goals.

Baking with buckwheat flour

Buckwheat flour has a very pleasant flavor with a slight bitterness that pairs well with other complex and rich foods, like chocolate and nuts. Its earthy and warm flavor is one of the reasons it’s greatly appreciated around the world. If you have a recipe you love, but it’s just a tad too sweet, adding in buckwheat flour might be the perfect move.

Buckwheat flour is also high in fiber, so it holds its structure well. It’s high-fiber makes it great for noodle making. The high fiber content also has a big benefit for crepe or blini recipes, which are typically more prone to breakage.

To add buckwheat flour to your current recipes, you’ll want to substitute about 25% of the flour called for with buckwheat flour. For the rest of the flour the recipe calls for consider using our Organic All-Purpose Flour, or one of our other many flour options offered by Arrowhead Mills, such as our Organic Gluten-Free Brown Rice Flour.

Ready to try it out? Try These Delicious Buckwheat Flour Recipes

Ease into buckwheat flour with one of our simple and fun recipes.

Consider trying our Gluten-Free Crepes with raspberry jam. This crepe is made partially with buckwheat flour and partially with all-purpose flour. The recipe can be modified for a sweet or savory crepe.

Not in the mood for crepes? Try our Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins. These muffins use wheat flour, our steel-cut oats, and buckwheat flour for a complex and nutritious muffin.

Looking for more options? Don’t be afraid to experiment a little with buckwheat pancake recipes, buckwheat bread, and many more! Many of our recipes can be partially subbed with buckwheat flour for a great result.

When you’re ready to add buckwheat flour to your pantry cupboard, you can find our Organic Gluten Free Buckwheat Flour on our website, or at a store near you!

Embrace the versatility of buckwheat flour and elevate your culinary creations with its unique flavor and health benefits. Start exploring the possibilities and enjoy the wholesome goodness of buckwheat in your favorite recipes.

About Abby Grifno

Abby is a health and wellness writer based out of Washington, DC. As a teacher, she believes health and knowledge go hand-in-hand with helping individuals make the best decisions for their health goals. Through her fact-based research and writing, Abby strives to make nutrition and wellness engaging, accessible, and fun!

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