Buckwheat flour is a versatile wheat flour substitute in your gluten free diet. Try all buckwheat recipes with this flour – you won’t be disappointed.
Many of us need to find wheat flour alternatives because of gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. Buckwheat flour is a great source of fibre and you can include it in any balanced diet. Moreover, you can use gluten free buckwheat flour in pancake recipes, bread recipes, cake recipes and other buckwheat recipes.
What is buckwheat flour?
Despite its name, buckwheat has nothing to do with wheat. Buckwheat flour comes from a heart-shaped leaf plant and cultures in Eastern Europe and Asia have been using it for more than 8000 years. The small white flowers produce triangle-shaped groats and with the help of the little bees, buckwheat honey. Buckwheat contains a high level of zinc, copper and manganese as well as potassium. Each of them is essential to have a fully-functioning immune system. Furthermore, buckwheat is full of protein and has the highest amino-acid score among plants. All in all, this wheat alternative has a rightful place in any balanced diet.
If you want to read more about buckwheat, please check this page.
We have already shown you some of the buckwheat recipes we like using. Please look for a gluten free dumpling recipe here, a vegan Victoria sponge recipe here or a crusty bread recipe here. But as the use of this traditional flour substitute is endless, let us show you another gluten free recipe.
Gluten free Date Scones from buckwheat flour
The original recipe is published by Veet’s Vegan Cooking School.
1 cup gluten free buckwheat flour
0.5 cup coconut flour
1.5 tbsp gluten free baking powder
0.5 cup almond flour
3/4 cup chopped dates
2/3 cup milk (you can try it with coconut milk if you want to replace dairy products)
2 tbsp coconut butter
2 tbsp milk
How to make gluten free scones
- Preheat the oven to 165 degrees.
- First, combine the gluten free flours with the baking powder.
- Add the liquid ingredients and prepare the dough.
- Then mix the dates with the gluten free dough.
- Roll the scone dough on a lightly floured table to 3cm thick. Cut the shapes you like.
- Bake them for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
Nutrition details of Szaffi Free Buckwheat Flour in 100g:
Energy: 1464 kJ (345 kcal)
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 62.4 g of which sugar is 3 g
Fat: 1.8 g of which saturated fat is 1 g
Fibre: 11.5 g
Salt: 0.01 g
Ingredients: gluten-free buckwheat flour