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From Pillows to Pancakes

From pillows to pancakes, people have used this amazing seed in a multitude of ways for millennia. That's right, this commonplace seed was first cultivated in inland Southeast Asia as far back as 6000 BCE.

Many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain but actually, it's a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens.

Diets that contain buckwheat have been shown to lower the risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Buckwheat is a good source of magnesium. Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, improving blood flow and nutrient delivery while lowering blood pressure which is excellent for a healthy cardiovascular system.

Health benefits of buckwheat include but are not limited to:

  • Lowers inflammation and cholesterol

  • Helps prevent gallstones

  • Contains disease-fighting antioxidants

  • Provides highly digestible protein

  • Contains essential amino acids - lysine and arginine

  • Improves digestion due high fiber content

  • Can help prevent diabetes due low glycemic index

  • Gluten free and non-allergenic

A diet which includes Buckwheat supplies essential vitamins and minerals such as

  • Magnesium

  • Zinc

  • Iron

  • Folate

Buckwheat and Flax seed Pancakes


  • 1½ cups buckwheat flour

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed

  • 3½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 1½ cups milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk buckwheat flour, flax seed, baking powder, and salt.

  2. Whisk in coconut oil, yolk and, milk

  3. In a small bowl lightly beat egg white and vanilla. Gently fold into batter.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with coconut oil.

  5. Pour ¼ cup of batter into the hot skillet. Once the bubble that form on the edges on the pancake look dry (about 1-2 minutes), gently lift one side using a thin spatula. If it is golden brown, flip and cook on the other side for another 1-2 minutes.

  6. Serve warm with pure maple syrup, fresh fruits, and a sprinkle of cinnamon!


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