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.

I have compiled some of my favourite buckwheat flour recipes:

Spiced Orange Buckwheat Muffins
My spiced orange buckwheat muffins remind me of Christmas. These orange muffins are zingy and light. My secret for moist buckwheat muffins is to add yoghurt and oil. When you bite into the spiced orange muffin you get a burst of dried cranberries which add a little texture and sweetness.
Buckwheat Blueberry Muffins
My healthy buckwheat blueberry muffins are a great travel snack as it stays moist for days. I love eating these as a breakfast muffin with my espresso coffee. I have made this recipe gluten-free by adding in buckwheat flour but feel free to tweak the recipe to work with whatever
How to make crepes – 2 ways Buckwheat or Spelt Flour
Crepes are super quick to make and super versatile. Only a few ingredients needed, flour, butter, eggs and milk. I love these crepes both with Spelt or Plain flour or the traditional French way with Buckwheat flour. HistoryCrêpes originated from a northwest region of France called Brittany ands orig…
Fluffy Buckwheat Protein Pancakes
On a recent holiday in Tuscany we were not near any cafes or shops, sad I know. I had to resort to making pancakes for breakfast. On a few mornings, I whipped up these protein-packed pancakes with buckwheat flour. This recipe is a healthier alternative to regular pancakes. Buckwheat yoghurt
Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes: oat milk, no sugar
I make Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes: oat milk, no added sugar all the time. I love that buckwheat flour is naturally gluten-free. This buckwheat pancake recipe is light and fluffy; and the nutty flavour of buckwheat is delicious with a hint of cinnamon and topped with maple syrup, berries and a
Fluffy Buckwheat Ricotta Pancakes
Light, fluffy and gluten-free buckwheat ricotta pancakes are sure to be a family favourite. With a touch of lemon and vanilla, these are creamy and surprisingly light. Super quick and easy you’ll think your dining in a cafe for brunch. I love them served with blueberries, strawberries and drizzled…
Easy Date Cake with buckwheat
Are you searching for an easy date cake with buckwheat flour? This date cake with buckwheat flour made in a small loaf tin is moist and light and super easy to make. This easy date cake reminds me of my mum, she made a packet mix version of this ’known
Buckwheat Coffee Bread: Gluten Free Cake Recipe
My buckwheat coffee bread is a delicious gluten free cake to have with your morning coffee or mid-morning cuppa.
Healthy Buckwheat Cake - 3 ways - Banana, carrot and apple
I wanted to create an easy healthy buckwheat cake recipe – 3 ways or 3 recipes, First a buckwheat cake recipe, with apple; second, a recipe for a vegan buckwheat cake with banana, and a gluten-free carrot cake recipe. Buckwheat flour is naturally gluten-free, so it is perfect for a gluten-free
Italian Buckwheat Cake
This Italian buckwheat cake is from the Alpine region of Italy where the locals speak German. The name in German is Buchweizentorte and in Italian; Torta di Grano Saraceno, this is one the most famous cakes in the area (alto Adige), a nutty buckwheat sponge filled with berry jam (usually
Buckwheat Butterfly Cupcakes
My super cute buckwheat butterfly cupcakes are moist nutty and a surprise of sweetness with every bite. Buckwheat flour is naturally gluten free. This recipe was inspired by the traditional northern Italian cake, called Torta di Granosaraceno (Buckwheat Cake).
Buckwheat Oat Bars: lunchbox idea
A perfect lunchbox idea, buckwheat oat bars are an easy snack to make. The ingredients are buckwheat flour, oats, coconut, butter, honey or golden syrup, brown sugar and dried cranberries. I used buckwheat flour for a slightly healthier bar, but this oat bar recipe would also suit spelt or regular
Rich Dark Chocolate Brownies with buckwheat
My favourite rich dark chocolate brownies are fudgey and even taste great when made with buckwheat flour; they almost taste normal. This recipe includes; chocolate brownies made with good quality 70% dark chocolate, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, sugar, eggs and buckwheat flour. Adding buckwheat flo…
Chocolate Orange Frangipane Tart: gluten-free
I think my chocolate orange frangipane tart is the best tart I have ever created. Ingredients: walnuts, buckwheat flour, castor sugar, unsalted butter, water, eggs, ground almonds, cocoa powder, cornflour, salt, orange zest and flaked almonds.
Best Gluten-free Christmas Cake
This gluten-free Christmas fruit cake recipe is made with a combination of buckwheat, ground almonds, dried fruit, pineapple, brown sugar, butter, spice, baking powder and baking soda. It is super moist and an alcohol-free Christmas cake recipe.
Flourless Strawberry Buckwheat Cake
My new flourless strawberry buckwheat cake includes both buckwheat flour and almond flour to make this recipe gluten-free and flourless. A light and healthy flourless strawberry cake definitely has a summertime feel or is even perfect for all year round. If you don’t have buckwheat this could be s…
Buckwheat Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Cookies: Bon Appétit inspired
These are the best gluten-free Buckwheat chocolate pumpkin seed cookies. The chocolate cookies are super tasty and chewy almost like a brownie. These lightly spiced and salty buckwheat cookies were inspired by a Bon Appetit recipe, I have halved and tweaked the sugar levels slightly. This recipe cou…
Fluffy Buckwheat Ricotta Pancakes
Light, fluffy and gluten-free buckwheat ricotta pancakes are sure to be a family favourite. With a touch of lemon and vanilla, these are creamy and surprisingly light. Super quick and easy you’ll think your dining in a cafe for brunch. I love them served with blueberries, strawberries and drizzled…