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Best Quick Healthy Homemade Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat flour, a gluten-free and versatile ingredient, is known for its mild flavor and wonderful texture, making it a popular choice for crepes and pancakes. Our Specialty Grains Buckwheat Flour, used in this quick and simple recipe, is not only delicious but also a healthy whole-grain option. How healthy? Let's find out.
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Have you heard the news about the health benefits of Buckwheat?

Buckwheat, a member of the pseudocereal group, is packed with fiber and plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties. These properties may contribute to heart health and blood sugar control, making it a beneficial addition to your diet.

Buckwheat is in a group of plants called pseudocereals. These seeds are not in the grass family, such as cereal grains (wheat, rye, oats). Other well-recognized pseudocereals are quinoa and amaranth. Buckwheat may sound similar to wheat, but the way it grows makes it completely gluten-free. Gluten-containing grains are almost always part of the grass family.

Buckwheat is used in buckwheat tea, Kasha groats, flour, and noodles. The groats are mild in flavor and used similarly to rice. Buckwheat groats are the main ingredient in many traditional European and Asian dishes.

Buckwheat has become popular as a health food.

  • Buckwheat is richer in minerals than many other pseudocereals and cereals. It’s high in manganese, copper, and magnesium but low in most vitamins.
  • Buckwheat is rich in various antioxidant plant compounds that are responsible for many of its health benefits. It provides more antioxidants than cereal grains, such as barley, oats, wheat, and rye.

Buckwheat has been linked to improved blood sugar control.

  • Over time, high blood sugar levels may lead to various chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes. Thus, moderating the rise in blood sugar after meals is important for maintaining good health.
  • Buckwheat, with its low to medium GI and high fiber content, is considered safe for most people with type 2 diabetes. This reassurance can help you make informed and healthy dietary choices. Studies link buckwheat intake to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes (Trusted SourceTrusted Source2).
  • These findings are supported by a study of rats with diabetes, in which buckwheat concentrate was shown to lower blood sugar levels by 12–19%.

Best Quick Healthy Homemade Buckwheat Pancakes

2 cups Specialty Grains Buckwheat Flour

2 Tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

2 ½ cups milk

2 large eggs

Directions

  • Whisk buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Beat eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until thick and smooth. Let the batter rest for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
  • Drop batter by large spoonful onto a greased griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges dry for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.