Buckwheat Coconut Chocolate Cookies (Gluten Free/Vegan)

These cookies are free from eggs, dairy, oil, gluten and refined sugar! Still they are super yummy and even taste a little nutty! They’re made out of buckwheat flour, dark chocolate, maple syrup and coconut sugar. They also take no time to make and will perfectly satisfy your sugar cravings. […]

via Buckwheat coconut-chocolate cookies (Gluten-free, vegan, oil free, refined sugar free) — Penelope’s healthy opinion

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How to Make Soba Noodles from Scratch

Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from a combination of buckwheat and other type of flours (e.g. wheat flour). The buckwheat gives the noodles a slightly nutty taste. In Japan, it is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.

Soba noodles only have about half the calories and carbohydrates as compared to typical white flour pasta.

Soba contains all eight essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in wheat flour. It is also a good source of nutrients like manganese, lean protein, carbohydrates and thiamine. Since buckwheat does not contain gluten, buckwheat noodles are a good choice for people following a gluten-free diet.

Commonly Asked Question: Why is my soba dough so crumbly and doesn’t come together?

The crumbly texture is quite common when working with an all buckwheat dough since it is gluten-free. That is one of the reasons why many homemade soba noodle recipes uses a combination of  wheat flour to make the dough easier to work with. It needs a binder, and using wheat flour for example helps it stay together a bit better. In traditional wheat breads, the binder is gluten, which is formed as the dough is being worked – it is that formation which makes the mixture a dough, rather than a wet paste or grit.

A dough made from just buckwheat flour and water will crumble easily. The binder produced this way is very weak and the noodles becomes very fragile, dries out and prone to coming apart easily. Making authentic soba noodles is an art form requiring years of experience to perfect.

Buckwheat & Oat Pancakes (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Turns out, I love buckwheat pancakes MORE than regular pancakes! I would never have known this unless I gave them a second chance. I think it’s important to give (most) things second chances. Especially when those second chances can be delicious. My favorite way to enjoy these Buckwheat & Oat Pancakes is to top it with vegan vanilla yogurt and berries. Have you ever tried yogurt on top of pancakes? To me, it tastes almost like icing. The pancakes in the pictures are topped with vanilla yogurt, blackberries and lemon zest. I have replaced unhealthy wheat pancakes with nutritious buckwheat pancakes and it’s all thanks to second chances.[…]

via Buckwheat & Oat Pancakes (Vegan + Gluten Free) — Vegan Duck Soup

Chocolate Protein Buckwheat Pancakes

This time I made some chocolate protein buckwheat pancakes by adding raw cacao (for a chocolaty taste) and pea proteins, chia seeds and flax seeds (for proteins). These pancakes are really easy and quick to make, they are healthy, gluten free, not too sweet…

via Chocolate Protein Buckwheat Pancakes — Hearty Vegan Kitchen

Buckwheat Banana & Apple Cinnamon Pikelets

Why Buckwheat flour? Well it is gluten-free so perfect for people with wheat intolerance though in this recipe I’ve used half Buckwheat and half Spelt flour as I find when mixed with a glutenous flour it gives a fluffier lighter result than dense pancake. Spelt Flour is NOT gluten free however the gluten within spelt is a lot easier for some people to digest making it a better alternative. If you have a gluten intolerance or are celiac you can use only buckwheat flour instead. […]

via Buckwheat Banana & Apple Cinnamon Pikelets — Gourmet Casa Kitchen

Sprouted Buckwheat Pancakes with Almond Butter Date Syrup

We love Buckwheat here at LiEBES. Especially of the sprouted kind. Using sprouted buckwheat, this delicious recipe produces surprisingly fluffy and light pancakes that are packed full of nutrients.

via Sprouted Buckwheat Pancakes with Almond Butter Date Syrup — LiEBES – The better breakfast! © 2015 Liebes.

Buckwheat Biscuits

Buckwheat biscuits taste a bit different than other cookies you might have ate. They have a spicy halva taste and go great whit strong tea or chai. This taste is a result of using only buckwheat flour. Originally there was a bit of plain flour in the recipe but I changed that for two reasons. Buckwheat flour is gluten free, so those sweet babies are great for people with gluten problem. Secondly, they are just healthier in this version and still perfectly tasty. […]

via BUCKWHEAT BISCUITS — ~ M O N A L U ~