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Wheat allergies leave you without the ability to make something as simple as a sandwich.
The cake that the whole family enjoys for desert is not on the menu when you have gluten intolerance.
Gluten is a protein found in not only wheat, but also in barley and rye. Some people are even affected by oats as well.
Good News: There is one type of flour that passes the gluten free test.
It’s buckwheat flour!
The name is misleading, because there is nothing wheat-like in buckwheat.
It’s neither a cereal, nor a grass.
First cultivated in southeast Asia, in the U.S. it is most commonly used as an ingredient in pancakes.
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipes
My father lived through the Great Depression. For many months, his standard breakfast was a tall stack of buckwheat pancakes. With the mixture of buckwheat flour, yeast, and water allowed to ferment over night, a nice batch of tangy buckwheat cakes hot off the griddle gave him a good start to the day.
As a youngster, I enjoyed the same quality morning meal many times.
To this day, I love buckwheat pancakes! I’m not gluten intolerant myself, I was just brought up to enjoy different textures and flavors.
Buckwheat pancakes are a completely different bird then those you make from the rather boring out-of-a-box mix variety.
These pancakes have character. Letting the yeast work overnight is the trick.
Here’s a sampler of buckwheat pancake recipes that are also gluten free:
- Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
- Quinoa Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
- Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
- Amazingly Easy Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
- Banana Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
Other Gluten-Free Buckwheat Flour Recipes
Many buckwheat recipes also include wheat flour as part of their ingredient list. There are number of other flours that will work and still maintain your gluten free requirements.
Here are some tasty buckwheat recipes that contain no gluten — to prove that there’s more to make from buckwheat than just pancakes:
- Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pizza Crust
- Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Gluten-Free Buckwheat Bread Recipe
- Buckwheat Beer Gluten Free Recipe
- Gluten Free Buckwheat Pastries Recipe
- Buckwheat Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
One of my all-time favorite "hobbies" is cooking at home! I especially enjoy experimenting with new ingredients …and different types of cookware. My specialties are foods that are diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly, and low-carb. I share my favorite recipes and cooking tips here at The Fun Times Guide to Food.