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Buckwheat Banana Walnut Muffins

Delicious dairy and gluten free banana muffins made with buckwheat flour. These muffins are a quick and easy snack or a great addition to your breakfast.

 

Interesting facts about Buckwheat:

  • Despite the name, buckwheat like quinoa and millet and does not contain wheat or gluten. It is rich in magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and phosphorus although does not contain any significant amount of vitamins.

  • Compared to other grains, the minerals in cooked buckwheat groats are particularly well absorbed. This is because buckwheat is relatively low in phytic acid, a common inhibitor of mineral absorption found in most grains. I encourage soaking buckwheat grains before consumption to reduce any phytic acid in the buckwheat.

  • Consumption of buckwheat may moderate blood sugar levels, making it a healthy food choice for diabetics.

  • Buckwheat provides various plant compounds and is richer in antioxidants than many common cereal grains. The plant compounds found in buckwheat include rutin, quercetin, vitexin and D-chiro-inositol. 

 

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I created my own sprouted buckwheat flour by soaking the groats for 8 hours and dehydrating for 8-10 hours, then in a high powered bender, and ground them into a flour. A somewhat tedious process, but of course you can purchase buckwheat flour at any natural foods store.

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat banana walnut muffins

 

 

 

Reference: Authority Nutrition