These gluten free buckwheat rolls are simply divine! They are the perfect blank canvas for sliders, breakfast sandwiches, toast, or just on their own as a side dish. The ingredients list consists of just a few items that are free from most common food allergens, making these gluten free buckwheat rolls the perfect choice for someone on a specific diet. These delicious rolls are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, yeast free, corn free, grain free, and paleo friendly. I also love that they are more satisfying than traditional gluten free breads, and actually fill up my 7 year old son! This is no easy task for a growing boy.
Buckwheat??? Sounds totally not gluten free, right? Buckwheat is not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat groats are actually seeds! So that makes this recipe gluten AND grain free.
I’ve attempted gluten free recipes before and it usually includes a laundry list of different flour substitutes, powders and gums. One of my FAVORITE things about this recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients. Simple, real food is where it’s at.
Squeeze, stir, and let sit!
While this recipe is super simple to make, is does take time for the gluten free buckwheat fermentation magic to happen. I’ve found that in order to keep my house stocked, I need to have a batch started every 3 days. I use my handy lemon squeezer to get every last drop of juice from one medium(ish) lemon. Simply add groats, water, and lemon juice to a bowl, cover and let sit for 6-8 hours. I’ve also let it sit overnight.
Drain the Water and Rinse Well
I’ve found that a strainer with small holes works best. A fine mesh strainer gets the groats caught in the mesh and something with larger holes will send your precious groats down the drain!
Blend Until Creamy
I have a serious love affair with my Blendtec Blender. It gets me a smooth, creamy batter in just seconds. You can also use a food processor if you’d rather.
Pour Into Clean Bowl, Cover, and Let Sit for 12-24 Hours
The batter will rise over the fermentation time period. When ready to bake, add in the remaining ingredients and remember to stir gently! This batter needs TLC.
Time to Bake
You’re almost there! It’s hard to wait for the process that creates these little rounds of deliciousness, but you can do it! Your house will smell sooooo good and soon, you’ll be minutes away from heaven in your mouth. I LOVE toast and one of my favorite ways to eat these rolls is to slice, toast and slather with dairy free butter. My kids like them as grilled cheese sandwiches or just plain! There are endless ways to use these rolls as a bread substitute. Get creative! Comment with how you use them for your family. I’d love to hear about it! Get the Gluten Free Buckwheat Roll recipe down below.
This recipe was adapted from Betty Rocker.
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Gluten Free Buckwheat Rolls
These gluten free buckwheat rolls are simply divine! They are the perfect blank canvas for sliders, breakfast sandwiches, toast, or just on their own as a side dish. These delicious rolls are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, corn free, grain free, and paleo friendly.
- 2.5 cups buckwheat groats
- 1 lemon
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 3 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1.5 tsp salt
- Trader Joes Everything But the Bagel Seasoning sprinkled liberally
Add 2 1/2 cups buckwheat groats to a bowl.
Add 3 cups water.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the bowl and stir.
Cover and let sit 6-8 hours.
Drain the water from the groats and rinse thoroughly.
Add 1 1/3 cups fresh water to rinsed and drained groats. Blend mixture until smooth. I love how quickly my Blendtec blender does this for me. You can also blend in a food processor in 2 batches.
Add to clean bowl, cover and let sit for 12-24 hours. The fermentation process will cause the batter to rise a bit.
Add 1 1/2 tsp salt and 3 tbsp ground flax seed. Mix gently.
Spray an extra large muffin pan with an olive oil spray (I like Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Non-stick Cooking Spray.) The pan I use holds 6 extra large muffins.
Fill each hole about half full. I tend to bake one plain pan and one pan topped with Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. You can use any topping/seasoning of your choice! Get creative!
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until the tops are a little golden brown and the edges pull away from the pan. You might need to add or subtract a couple of minutes depending on how hot your oven cooks.
Remove from pan and cool on cooling rack.
Eat and ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Betty Rocker.