Making your own buckwheat flour at home is really very simple. In this post, I’ll teach you how to make buckwheat flour with just 5 minutes and a blender. Once you see how easy and cheap it is to make, you’ll never go back to buying it again! Gluten-free and vegan.
- What is Buckwheat?
- Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?
- Why Make Your Own Buckwheat Flour
- Ingredients You’ll Need: Buckwheat Groats
- How to Make Buckwheat Flour
- Dish by Dish Tips/Tricks:
- Buckwheat Flour Recipes
- Other Homemade Flour Recipes You’ll Love:
- Recipes for Other Basics:
- 5-Minute Homemade Buckwheat Flour (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
What is Buckwheat?
Buckwheat (also known as “common buckwheat”) is a plant that is grown for its edible grain-like seeds.
While it is technically a seed, buckwheat is often referred to as a pseudocereal, because of the seed’s composition of complex carbohydrates, and the fact that it can be cooked in the same way as many cereals.
Buckwheat is also a great source of potassium, fiber, protein, iron and vitamin B6, which makes it a great alternative to grains such as rice, or wheat.
Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?
While there is the word “wheat” in “buckwheat”, the buckwheat plant is not closely related to wheat since it is not a grass. In fact, buckwheat is totally gluten-free and is safe for Celiacs and those with gluten intolerances.
Why Make Your Own Buckwheat Flour
Buckwheat flour is basically ground buckwheat groats (hulled buckwheat seeds), and while you can easily buy it at the supermarket or online, it’s really way cheaper (almost half the price) to make your own at home, and all you need is just 5 minutes and a blender or grinder!
Ingredients You’ll Need: Buckwheat Groats
The only ingredient you need to make your own homemade buckwheat flour is buckwheat groats.
How to Make Buckwheat Flour
1. Place Groats in Blender.
2. Blend Until Super Fine
Blend until you get a super fine flour (approximately 45 seconds) and transfer the ground buckwheat flour to a jar or bowl. Repeat with the remaining groats until all the buckwheat groats are used up.
Dish by Dish Tips/Tricks:
- Blender: I use a high-speed blender, which is possibly the kitchen appliance that I use the most. If you don’t own a blender, you can also use a coffee grinder which will work just as well.
- Storing: To store the ground buckwheat flour, store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
- Color of Flour: The color of the ground flour will depend on the type of buckwheat groats you use. In this case, I used hulled buckwheat groats which produce a lighter-colored flour. If you use unhulled buckwheat groats, the flour will be slighter darker in color.
Buckwheat Flour Recipes
Now that you’ve got buckwheat flour ground and ready to use, what do you make with it? I highly recommend these easy buckwheat cookies that you’re bound to love!
I’m also about to post a recipe for soft, fluffy buckwheat bread, so be sure to watch out for that!
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1 1/2 cups raw hulled buckwheat groats
- Place Groats in Blender: Place 1/2 cup of buckwheat groats in your blender at at time.
- Blend Until Super Fine: Blend until you get a super fine flour (approximately 45 seconds) and transfer the ground buckwheat flour to a jar or bowl.
- Repeat: Repeat with the remaining groats until all the buckwheat groats are used up.
Storing: You can store the ground buckwheat flour in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
Color of Flour: The color of your ground buckwheat flour will depend on the type of buckwheat groats you use. In this case, I used hulled buckwheat groats which result in a lighter-colored flour. If you were to use unhulled buckwheat groats instead, just bear in mind that the flour will be darker in color.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Basics
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
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