Homemade Buckwheat flour

Buckwheat is not a grain and it is not wheat, but a simple fruit seed and it is naturally gluten free, that’s why buckwheat flour is perfect for very first baby puree’ from 6/7 months of age.

From a nutritional point of view buckwheat is high in fiber and is a very good source of Iron, niacin, folate, vitamin K: all very good for a baby’s diet.

Unroasted buckwheat has a soft, subtle flavor, while the roasted one has a more earthy and nutty taste. Also, buckwheat seeds have a natural unique triangular shape.

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Another name for Buckwheat is Kasha (roasted buckwheat) or Saracen Corn, so when you are looking for it in a grocery store either in the form of grain or flour, look for all names.

Sometimes it is not easy to find buckwheat flout at the grocery store, or it is more expensive compared to the seeds. My suggestion is to prepare buckwheat flour at home. It is insanely easy and cheaper!!

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You can use buckwheat flour in so many recipes (pancakes, muffins, waffles, cookies, salads, parfaits…) and to prepare baby food!! Buckwheat is a perfect “cereal” for the very first baby food (6 months up). Gluten free and easy to digest!! Click here for some buckwheat baby food recipes.

How to make homemade buckwheat flour:

Place one cup of buckwheat seeds in a blender/coffee grinder and mix for 5 minutes up until you will obtain a flour consistency. DONE!!! super easy!!!

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How to store it:

Buckwheat seeds – place the seeds in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place (the pantry will be perfect!) for up to one year.

Buckwheat flour – place the four in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3/4 months.

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    February 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Do I have to cook or soak the buckwheat before I blend or put them in raw?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      February 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Natalia!
      no, you can blend it raw. Ciao! b

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    February 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Can you grind up Soba Noodles to make buckwheat
    flour ? It’s a last minute recipe calling for BW Flour

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      Barbara Lamperti
      February 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Very good question! if we consider that Soba Noodles are made with buckwheat flour + all purpose flour + water, the reply is “why not?”. Grinding soba noodles may be a quick acceptable solution to make buckwheat flour at home if you do not have other alternatives 😉
      I have to admit that I’m curious to check the consistency of the final result 🙂
      Ciao!! b

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    February 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Are buckwheat groats the seeds?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      February 15, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! yes, those pyramid shape buckwheat groats are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant 🙂

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    Danielle Chester
    November 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    This is great! I can’t wait to try it. For the sake of planning ahead, does the one cup of seeds yield one cup of flour? And do you happen to know about how many cups are in a pound of the seeds?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      April 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Hi! One cup of seeds should make more than one cup of flour, more or less one and an half.
      One pound of seeds should be anything between 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 cups. I hope it helps!! Ciao, b

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    Shannan Leitner
    April 9, 2020 at 1:32 am

    Could we use raw buckwheat instead of kasha (roasted buckwheat)?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      April 9, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Yes you can! The taste will be lighter and less intense than using the kasha.

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