If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to wheat grains, then you should seriously consider trying these buckwheat recipes.
Don’t let the name fool you, as buckwheat is not actually related to wheat.
However, like wheat, it can be used to make pasta and pancakes… and that’s reason enough to try it in my book!
Buckwheat is naturally gluten-free, with numerous other health benefits. It’s a resistant starch that is high in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and also contains small amounts of protein.
Buckwheat has even been shown to improve how your body controls blood sugar, making this grain a must-add to your pantry.
The best part? This ancient grain is delicious, with its nutty, earthy flavor.
So, move aside quinoa! Buckwheat deserves its turn in the limelight, and here are 20 recipes to get you started.
1. Buckwheat with Mushrooms
Delicious and nutritious, this risotto-esque dish is easy to make, hearty, and healthy. You can customize the recipe with your mushrooms and herbs of choice.
Since buckwheat and mushrooms are considered superfoods by many nutritionists, don’t be afraid to take seconds!
2. Roasted Buckwheat with Vegetables
This veggie-filled recipe is jam-packed with flavor! Topped with creamy yogurt and carrot sauce, this vegetarian dish will absolutely delight your friends and family.
If you aren’t vegetarian, don’t fret, this is an amazing accompaniment to your favorite meat dish.
3. Buckwheat Stir-Fry with Kale, Peppers, and Artichokes
If you’re in need of a fast and healthy meal, look no further.
This delicious vegan recipe is done in 30 minutes and is very nutritious.
Containing four super-powered superfoods, this meal is chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It’s also low-calorie and low-glycemic.
4. Buckwheat Porridge
Do you want a filling, nutritious breakfast that your kids will love? Try buckwheat porridge, known as kasha in Eastern Europe, where this recipe originates.
Kasha is ridiculously easy to make and you can customize it with whatever fruits, nuts, kinds of milk, seeds, or sweeteners you like.
5. Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad
This Mediterranean buckwheat salad is like summer on a plate.
Fresh herbs, raw veggies, tangy feta, and a zesty dressing bring tons of flavor to the already delicious buckwheat base. If you want a healthy alternative to pasta salad, this is it.
6. Healthy Buckwheat Soup
Featuring melt-in-your-mouth meat and hearty buckwheat, this soup will warm your belly and tantalize your tastebuds.
Serve it with your favorite bread or salad. It’s the perfect comfort food.
7. Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes
Nothing beats hot pancakes for breakfast. This buckwheat version is even better because they have all of the added benefits buckwheat brings to the table.
Expect rich flavor and beautiful, dark color. Top them with your favorite pancake syrups, fruit, and other toppings.
8. Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles
If you like waffles, then you’ll need this recipe. These waffles are crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy inside, and will keep you full, without weighing you down.
Add whatever toppings you desire, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast the whole family will love.
9. Buckwheat Pasta with Cabbage and Potatoes
Sit for a moment and picture a plate filled with steaming homemade pasta, tender potatoes, and the culinary trifecta of cheese, butter, and garlic.
Is your mouth watering? Yeah, mine too. Making this dish from Northern Italy might require a bit more love, but I guarantee it’s worth the effort.
10. Vegan Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
The chocolate chip cookie might be the perfect cookie, but it typically contains ingredients that aren’t friendly to people on restricted diets. This version is the best of both worlds.
These cookies are dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free. They are sweetened naturally and they’re super easy to make. So, don’t feel guilty eating more than two!
11. Buckwheat Flour Chocolate Cake for One
Satisfy those late-night cravings with this simple, single-serving cake. It’s chocolatey, moist, and absolutely delicious.
As a bonus, it’s also free from many of the common allergens that plague traditional desserts. So, you really can’t go wrong.
12. Buckwheat Blueberry Muffins
Bursting with bright blueberries and topped with an almond streusel, these buckwheat blueberry muffins are utterly delectable.
They’re low-sugar, gluten-free, and made with whole, easily-pronounced ingredients. Make these once, and they’re sure to become a breakfast go-to!
13. Buckwheat Chia Bread
If you want to try baking bread, but feel intimidated, start with this buckwheat chia bread! It’s no-knead, no yeast, and only has four nutrient-packed ingredients.
The result is a soft, fluffy, great-tasting bread you’ll want to have at every meal.
14. Stewed Buckwheat and Beef
Earthy buckwheat, tender beef, and nourishing vegetables create a stew-like dish that explodes with flavor and comforts your soul.
Made in one pot, you’ll be able to save time on cleanup and still feed your entire household.
15. Chicken and Buckwheat Patties
Think chicken nuggets, but fancy… and healthy! These patties are brimming with good grains, powerful proteins, healthy fats, and vitamin-filled veggies.
Serve them with sweet potato fries and your favorite condiment for an adult version of a childhood favorite.
16. Homemade Buckwheat Granola
There’s a reason that granola is so popular among health aficionados. Okay, three reasons… It has a great texture, it’s delicious, and it can be very nutritious.
This granola is even better. Toasted buckwheat, almonds, and sesame seeds give this recipe its satisfying crunch.
It’s a little sweet, with hints of maple, and it goes very well with your favorite yogurt or fruit salad.
17. Toasted Buckwheat Tabbouleh
This take on the Middle Eastern staple is so good, it will definitely become a staple in your own home.
This version substitutes buckwheat for the traditional bulgur, though the health benefits and flavor profile are similar. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free.
18. Vanilla Chip Buckwheat Bars
If your go-to, on-the-go, snack involves grabbing a granola bar, then you’l love these vanilla chip buckwheat bars. They’re easy to make and use only seven ingredients.
Naturally sweet, crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside, these vegan bars taste even better than your favorite store-bought versions!
19. Double Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies
Do you love chocolate? Does an ooey-gooey, fudgy brownie sound like pure heaven? Then you’ll need to try these double chocolate buckwheat brownies.
They’re dark, luscious, and will make you completely rethink gluten-free desserts.
The whole pan is so good, it won’t matter if you prefer an edge piece or the middle… you simply won’t be disappointed with any part of this brownie.
20. 3-Ingredient Buckwheat Flatbread
It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s delicious.
With only three ingredients, this flatbread is quick and easy to make, taking around 15 minutes from start to finish.
I know what you’re thinking, three ingredients can’t possibly equal lots of flavor. Well, this flatbread recipe is the ultimate culinary chameleon.
If you love the nutty richness of buckwheat, this flatbread is delicious as is. However, there are so many ways you can customize this recipe.
You can add spices and herbs to the dough to change the flavor, sweet or savory.
Turn it into a pizza with your favorite sauce and toppings. Make it a sweet treat by adding your favorite nut-butter or chocolate spread. The options are endless!
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