What's the deal with buckwheat? Turns out it's not even related to wheat; it's a fruit seed that's more closely related to rhubarb than any grain. But this seed acts enough like a grain that you can bake with it, make pancakes with it, and use it like you would quinoa, rice, or farro.
Buckwheat is gluten-free, filled with protein, and comes in a few different forms:
- Buckwheat flour is used for baking, pancakes, and crepes.
- Buckwheat noodles, or soba noodles, make amazing salads, soups, or pasta dishes.
- Buckwheat groats are the hulled seed of the buckwheat plant and what we're focusing on today.
Here are seven recipes that use buckwheat groats in truly delicious ways:
Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge
Swap your overnight oats with buckwheat and chia seeds for more plant-powered protein.
Açai Bowls With Buckwheat Granola
Crunchy coconut and buckwheat granola makes the perfect topping for a tropical açai bowl.
Spinach + Buckwheat Egg Bake
A comforting egg dish with cheesy buckwheat as the base.
Spring Buckwheat Salad
The best of spring farmers market produce tangled up in sweet and nutty buckwheat.
Red Beet Buckwheat "Risotto"
A simple beet risotto that subs buckwheat for rice and looks gorgeous, to boot.
Double-Chocolate Buckwheat Granola Bars
Vegan granola bars that use buckwheat groats for crunch, fiber, and protein.
Raw Vegan Coconut + Buckwheat Balls
Thanks to pink beets, these five-ingredient energy balls never looked so good.