Introducing our Buckwheat Pancakes – one of the many things you can make with our super versatile Organic Buckwheat flour! In this newsletter, we’ll be sharing our full range of great value organic buckwheat products we stock and how best to use them as well as exploring why nutritious buckwheat should be a pantry staple!
What is Buckwheat?
Buckwheat is a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel making it an excellent staple in gluten and wheat free diets.
What does it taste like?
Buckwheat has a delicious light, mild nutty flavour.
Why you should consider adding it to your pantry?
Buckwheat is a great source of protein, iron and magnesium while being low in fat. It also contains more minerals and antioxidants and has a lower glycemic index when compared to other grains
Buckwheat flour is made from grinding hulled buckwheat into a fine flour like powder while retaining all the nutritional goodness. This gluten free flour is excellent for using to make various baked goods such as tray bakes, scones, cakes, bread and the latest addition to our recipe section on our website, buckwheat pancakes!
Pick up a 1kg bag for just £4.10
Hulled buckwheat is an excellent gluten-free alternative to pasta and rice. Add it to soups and casseroles to give texture or even as an alternative to porridge oats. Simmer on top of the hob for 15-20 minutes until all the water is absorbed. If you enjoy baking, try these Buckwheat Granola Clusters
Grab a 1kg bag for just £3.49Hulled buckwheat is an excellent gluten-free alternative to pasta and rice. Add it to soups and casseroles to give texture or even as an alternative to porridge oats. Simmer on top of the hob for 15-20 minutes until all the water is absorbed. If you enjoy baking, try these Buckwheat Granola Clusters
Grab a 1kg bag for just £3.49
Buckwheat flakes have a soft texture which makes them an excellent instant porridge or for baking into cakes, muffins, oat style bakes or bars (like we’ve done here with these Chocolate Drizzled Apricots & Almonds Flapjacks)
Add a 1kg to your cart for £4.89!
Our delicious crispy Organic Buckwheat Cornflakes are more nutrient dense than those solely made of corn. That along with being gluten free and low fat make them the ideal breakfast cereal. For some cereal inspiration, check out Fruity Cereal Mixes post.
Start your mornings with a bowl of Buckwheat Cornflakes by adding a 600g bag to your cart for £5.49!
Crispy Whole Buckwheat can be eaten as is and it has a slightly less intense flavour when compared to our roasted buckwheat. It’s great in a breakfast mix or breakfast bar, sprinkled on pasta or a salad for an extra protein punch or for a sweet treat ,add it to these chocolate melts
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The roasting process gives the buckwheat a more intense, slight nutty flavour. It’s great added to salads, in soups and casseroles to give a nutty flavour or on it’s own as a side. Alternatively, cook up with cinnamon and apple for a winter warming breakfast! Swap out the quinoa in this recipe for cooked roasted buckwheat for seriously delicious salad!
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Recipe: Buckwheat Pancakes
Makes : +/- 10 pancakes
1 flax ‘egg’ (1 tbsp flax seed powder + 2 tbsp water)
3/4 cup (90g) buckwheat flour
1/2 cup (48g) almond flour
2 tbsp date sugar or coconut sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk alternative (almond, soya, rice, coconut milk)
1 & 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp ground ginger (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
To make a flax egg simply mix together the flax seed powder and water together and set aside
In a medium sized bowl mix the buckwheat flour, almond flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and spices together.
Add the milk to the flax egg and mix together.
Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and add the wet ingredients and mix together until you have a smooth batter
Melt the coconut oil in the frying pan you plan to fry these pancakes on making sure you coat the full surface of the pan to avoid the pancakes sticking. Mix the oil into the batter.
Spoon a few tablespoons of the mixture onto a hot pan. Once the surface of the pancakes start to bubble flip the pancake over and cook until the pancake is golden brown.
Serve immediately with your choice of toppings. We enjoy them with our nut butters, maple syrup and our freeze dried fruits.
*Recipe is inspired By Madeline Shaw’s Cinnamon Spiced Pancakes with Maple Syrup