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20 Buckwheat Recipes You Never Even Knew You Wanted

Number one: it's super good for you.
08/23/2013 08:38am ET | Updated March 23, 2015

There are a lot of fad diets out there these days, touting one extreme way of eating healthy or another. While we don't know the first thing about which eating mantra is right -- we like to spend our time thinking about cooking and desserts -- we do know how to make healthy ingredients, like buckwheat, taste good. Buckwheat, a protein-rich seed, is a perfect substitute for rice and wheat which means it's a great option for those on gluten-free diets.

Buckwheat recipes are varied and never disappointing. You can use buckwheat flour to make gluten-free breads and crackers. You can turn to buckwheat groats, the unground form of this seed, for rice substitutes and breakfast porridge -- groats are tender and soft. And of course, soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles) make for a great, easy dinner.

1
Fresh Pear And Dried Fig Bran Muffin
The Healthy Foodie
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2
Spring Soba Noodle Salad With Fava Beans
Gena Hamshaw
3
Lemon Buckwheat Waffles
The Healthy Maven
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4
Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
The View From The Great Island
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5
Buckwheat "Garden" Salad
The Healthy Foodie
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6
Easy Overnight Buckwheat Parfait
Angela Liddon/OhSheGlows.com
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7
Buckwheat Risotto
Jessica Cox
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8
Caramelized Peach And Cherry, Prosciutto And Gorgonzola Salad With Buckwheat Crêpes
Half Baked Harvest
9
Buckwheat, Apple And Jam Cake
Emiko/Food52
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10
Buckwheat Maple Cracker
Colette Martin/Learing To Eat Allergy Free
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11
Buckwheat Pita
Souvlaki For The Soul
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12
Homemade Soba Noodles
Tess Ward/Food52
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13
Buckwheat Biscuits
The View From The Great Island
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14
Buckwheat Granola
James Ransom/Food52
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15
Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes With Bourbon Syrup
How Sweet It Is
16
Buckwheat And Sea Salt Cookie Sundaes
Turntable Kitchen
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17
Buckwheat Apple Ring Cake
The Healthy Foodie
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18
Grain-Free Banana Bread
shauna.ahern/Food52
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19
Buckwheat-Amaranth Porridge With Strawberries And Coconut
Cafe Johnsonia
20
Homemade Multigrain Bread
The Woks of Life
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