TEN WAYS TO EAT MORE BUCKWHEAT

Buckwheat is a wheat substitute. It comes from a flowering plant that is distantly related to knotweed and rhubarb. Despite its name, Buckwheat is not related to wheat and is completely gluten-free. It does however taste and behave quite similarly to wheat.

Buckwheat is very beneficial to our health and is thought to help lower cholesterol, fight diabetes and aid digestion! All of these are great reasons to eat more Buckwheat, but just in case you needed more tempting have a look at our ten ways to use buckwheat…

1) Sweet Potato and Buckwheat Brownies (via deliciouslyella.com)

This recipe combines sweet potatoes, ground almonds, buckwheat flour, medjool dates and other healthy supplies ingredients to make these gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan friendly brownies! Find the full recipe here…

2) Spinach, Buckwheat and Egg Bake (via thehealthyfoodie.com)

This dish makes for a wonderful weekend brunch recipe! It bakes walnuts, buckwheat groats, chia seeds, eggs, spinach, nutmeg and other ingredients to make a wonderful gluten-free savoury brunch dish. Check out the full recipe here…

3) Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Cream (via vikalinka.com)

We do not recommend eating this every day, but this would make a delicious breakfast for a special occasion! Make it healthier by substituting the cream for crème fraîche and substituting the sugar for sukrin powdered sweetener! Check out the recipe here…

4) Buckwheat Noodle Ramen (via rasamalaysia.com)

These buckwheat noodles are really easy to make. This recipe calls for Japanese fish cakes, spinach and shimeji mushrooms but this can easily be made vegetarian friendly by using puffed tofu, spinach and maitake mushrooms!

5) Almond and Buckwheat Pizza Crust (via ohsheglows.com)

For those of you with a gluten-intolerance, pizza is generally a big no-no.This recipe saves the day with a gluten-free crust made from ground almonds and buckwheat flour! Top with a tomato sauce and your favourite ingredients for a gluten-free taste of Italy! Here is the recipe…

6) Kasha Falafel (via telegraph.co.uk)

A fabulous spicy vegetarian burger made with roasted buckwheat and grated courgette, and served with pitta, sweetcorn relish, yogurt and mint! Check out the recipe here…

7) Buckwheat Pancakes

These delicious pancakes are naturally nutty in flavour and would work well with either a sweet or savoury fillings! Combining buckwheat flour with the sweet, nutty flavour of brown rice flour, makes an excellent base for a gluten free pancake recipe.

8) Buckwheat and Black Bean soup (via vegetariantimes.com)

The combination of the buckwheat groats and black beans make for a protein-packed dish! Have a look at the full recipe here…

9) GF Red Berry and Chia Muesli

This gluten-free muesli contains chia seeds, crispy buckwheat flakes, puffed brown rice and freeze-dried red berry blend. Completely gluten-free and seriously delicious! Have a look at the full ingredients list here…

10) Gluten Free Bread (via forkandbeans.com)

This loaf is made from a gluten-free blend of flours including buckwheat flour as well as white chia seeds and yeast. Check out the full delicious gluten-free recipe here…