I love baking with buckwheat flour. I first started experimenting with buckwheat flour over 15 years ago when I was avoiding gluten due to some digestive issues. I found I really enjoy the nutty flavour of buckwheat flour.
What is Buckwheat flour? Even though buckwheat has the word wheat in its name, it is not wheat flour. Buckwheat seed is part of the rhubarb and sorrel family, the buckwheat kernel is actually the seed of a flowering fruit.
Buckwheat is one of the healthiest, nuttiest, most versatile whole grain. It is a wheat-free and grain-free flour so it is naturally gluten-free. It looks a little greyish greenish. Most brands mill their flour so it is fine for baking. Meaning it is good and texturally fine. Ha, I was trying to be funny.