How to Cook Buckwheat Flakes
For those of you who have Celiac disease or who don't like refined flour, then Buckwheat is probably a cereal you must have heard about. This wheaty-tasting product is a great substitute for any product made from wheat, so it's great for people who need to have a gluten-free diet.
Though there are many types of ways in which buckwheat is commercially sold, buckwheat flakes are very popular thanks to their versatility. Though the best option is to have them for breakfast at OneHowTo we show you how to cook buckwheat flakes in different ways so you can choose the recipe you like best.
Instead of using regular oats to make porridge, we advise you to use buckwheat, an equally nutritious and filling alternative with a fantastic taste! Moreover, you can top it up with any delicious fruit you can think of. Take a look at our recipe for one of the best tasting options.
- 3 to 4 tablespoonfuls buckwheat flakes
- 100 ml water/ milk
- 1 banana
- Powdered cinnamon
To make buckwheat porridge, you'll only have to pour the buckwheat flakes in a saucepan and add the water. Alternatively, you can use milk (vegetable milk too if you like) as this will give the dish some extra nutritional value. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until the flakes have absorbed most of the water or milk.
Cut the banana into slices and add it as a topping with the blueberries and cinnamon to taste and you're done!
Another great way to cook buckwheat flakes is to make delicious biscuits or chocolate chip cookies. Again, they make a great substitute for regular flour.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup buckwheat flakes
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 1/4 maple syrup
- 1tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut or chocolate chips
The first obvious step you'll need to take is to blend the buckwheat flakes to make buckwheat flour. Mix the flour with the sugar, rolled oats, coconut or chocolate and a small pinch of salt. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add some maple syrup. Cook until the butter has melted.
Meanwhile, boil some water and pour it in a bowl with the bicarbonate soda. Once the mix is ready, add it to the butter. Stir it on the heat and pour all of this mixture in the bowl with the dry ingredients. Now's the time to create the biscuit balls while you pre-heat the oven.
Put some baking paper on the baking trays and place the cookie balls you made with some inches between so they don't stick. Press them slightly and when you're done, bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes or until they are golden. Leave the cookies to stand so they cool down.
Keeping on the sweet side, buckwheat can be a great substitute for any recipe that requires flour. Again, turn your buckwheat flakes into flour before you begin the recipe.
- 180 g buckwheat flour
- 100 g whole grain gluten-free flour
- 5 g baking soda
- 10 g baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 125 g honey
- 1.5 cups buttermilk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 75 g canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 170 g blueberries
- 10 g poppy seeds
Once you have prepared the buckwheat flour, pre-heat the oven at 375 degrees and add butter to the muffin molds. Sieve the all of the flours, baking soda and powder and salt. Mix them all in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients including the eggs, honey, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Once mixed, pour them in with the dry ingredients and whisk until they are blended. Now's the time to add the poppy seeds and blueberries.
Fill in the muffin molds to the top and put them in the oven for 25/30 minutes. Take them from the oven and leave them to stand until they have cooled down before you remove them from their molds.
Buckwheat Soba Noodles
To make buckwheat soba noodles, you will have to turn the buckwheat flakes into flour too. Once you have the flour, we advise you to take a look at our article to make buckwheat noodles from scratch. This is a slow process but the final result will be delicious. Once you have made the noodles, follow the recipe.
- 2 carrots
- 400 g Soba noodles
- Raw vegetables of your choice (zucchini, tomato,avocado..)
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1tbsp cilantro
Shred the carrots and cut the rest of the vegetables finely. Cook the soba noodles in water for
10 minutes and drain the water from them. Add all of the raw vegetables to the soba noodles,
mix well and add the sesame seeds, lime juice, oils and cilantro to get a perfect dressing. It's
Buckwheat flakes can also be a very delicious addition to your salads, a quick and savory way of taking advantage of this ingredient. This recipe doesn't require any previous preparation for the buckwheat flakes, so it's very quick and easy to make.
- 1 cup buckwheat flakes
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1/4 cup red onions
- 1/2 dill
- 2 tbs mint
- 1 lime
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 12 pitted olives
Boil water in a saucepan and add the buckwheat on low heat for 10 minutes or until it has absorbed the water. Leave to cool for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, chop all of the vegetables and combine them with the buckwheat. Chop the mint and dill, put them in a bowl and mix with the vinegar, salt and oil, mix and add the lime juice. Pour this mix on the salad when it is ready to be served.
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