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10 Super-Healthy Buckwheat Recipes We’re Into Right Now

March 13, 2024
Courtesy of Heavenlynn Healthy

If you feel like you’re suddenly seeing buckwheat everywhere, you’re not imagining things: This super-seed is trending. Despite its name, buckwheat actually isn’t related to wheat – in fact, it isn’t a grain at all, and it’s gluten free. 

Buckwheat is rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, plus it has a nutty flavor that’s somewhat stronger than many other ancient grains. It can tend toward being a little bitter, so having a good recipe that makes the most of it while balancing the bitter edge is key. Here are 10 nutritious and delicious buckwheat recipes, from fluffy pancakes to crisp fritters, so you can savor this budget-friendly, great-for-you seed. 

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1. Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes

Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Yes, a stack of fluffy pancakes can be good for you, especially when the base is buckwheat. Toasted almonds, vanilla yogurt, and cinnamon add sweetness to the gluten-free cakes, and a nutty peach topping makes them extra special. 

Try this recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

2. Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies

Buckwheat chocolate cookies

Courtesy of Detoxinista

Like a rich fudgy brownie in cookie form, these indulgent cookies are a treat with benefits. They’re gluten free, with 2 grams of fiber per cookie – but all you’ll taste is chocolatey goodness.

Try this recipe from Detoxinista.

3. Buckwheat Granola

Buckwheat granola

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Homemade granola is one of those things that sounds fancy, but is actually so easy to do. With buckwheat groats, rolled oats, wholesome nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, this one is a perfect topper to your morning yogurt or smoothie bowl. Or put it in a pretty jar and give it as a hostess gift.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

4. Fluffy Buckwheat Bread

Buckwheat bread

Courtesy of Dish by Dish

There’s nothing like the kitchen-warming aroma of freshly baked bread, and this buckwheat loaf is delicious and gluten free. It makes beautiful sandwiches or French toast. We’d swap olive oil or avocado oil for the vegetable oil.

Try this recipe from Dish by Dish.

5. Buckwheat Porridge

Buckwheat porridge

Courtesy of The Conscious Plant Kitchen

Take a break from oatmeal and try a comforting bowl of buckwheat porridge, topped with your favorite fruit and a drizzle of honey. It’s a hearty, protein-packed breakfast that will fuel your morning. 

Try this recipe from The Conscious Plant Kitchen.

6. Seedy Granola Bars

Buckwheat granola bars

Courtesy of Robust Recipes

One thing we love about DIY granola bars is that we get to control the ingredients. These are loaded with wholesome ones, like buckwheat, sunflower seeds, pepitas, dates, cinnamon, and honey – all inexpensive and full of benefits. These bars are the perfect portable snack for any time of day. 

Try this recipe from Robust Recipes.

7. Buckwheat Vegetable Stir Fry

Buckwheat vegetable stir fry

Courtesy of Heavenlynn Healthy

Who needs rice when you can add nutrient-rich buckwheat to your veggie stir fry? With lots of colorful veggies and a savory sauce, it’s a healthy meal you’ll want to add to your regular rotation. 

Try this recipe from Heavenlynn Healthy.

8. Savory Crepes

Buckwheat crepes

Courtesy of How to Make Dinner

Crepes always feel special, and with this super-simple gluten- and dairy-free recipe, you can enjoy them any time. Fill them with eggs, or your favorite vegetables, cheeses, or meat, or go sweet and have them with nut butter and fruit. 

Try this recipe from How to Make Dinner.

9. Buckwheat Mushroom Risotto

Buckwheat risotto

Courtesy of Plant-Based Jess

Once again, buckwheat nudges out rice – this time in a cozy bowl of plant-based risotto made with hearty mushrooms and fragrant herbs. You cook it the same way you would regular risotto, by adding a little broth at a time and stirring until it’s incorporated, so the end result is creamy, earthy, and so satisfying. 

Try this recipe from Plant-Based Jess.

10. Zucchini Fritters

Buckwheat zucchini fritters

Courtesy of Being Nutritious

Eating your vegetables is easy when they come in fritter form. With lots of zucchini, garlic, and scallions, plus a dash of cumin and cinnamon for depth, these fritters would be delicious at breakfast with eggs and smoked salmon, or tasty at dinner topped with a little sour cream. Make them a main with salad on the side, or serve with grilled chicken or fish.

Try this recipe from Being Nutritious.

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