Wellness Wednesdays: Buck What? NOT WHEAT :) yah buckwheat is GF!

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    Hello Friends!

    Buckwheat Crackers with Edamame & Avocado Spread

    Have you heard of buckwheat?

    If not, let me familiarize you with this great grain.  Not only is it a hearty whole grain that transforms into tasty little puffs when cooked, but when milled into a flour it becomes a wonderful gluten free substitute for all sorts of baking….

    I recently started experimenting with buckwheat, and to my surprise, have been love, love, lovin it

    Why, you ask?

    – It’s quite sticky, “glutinous” and “starchy” so does well in recipes that need a lil’ binding love like crackers and crepes.
    – The flavor is deep and earthy, but mild enough to still be paired nicely with sweets like buckwheat crepes & Nutella!
    – It’s naturally gluten free, high in protein (contains lysin, an amino acid not found in many other plant based sources), high in fiber, B vitamins, copper and magnesium.

    Say HELLO to my new favorite grain!

    These Crackers are ridiculous!!! 4 ingredients and SO SIMPLE-
    YOU WILL NEVER BUY PACKAGED crackers again.

    Packed Lunch for my friend who just had a baby – that’s avocado edamame spread under the lemon (so excited for the day I can pack my kiddos lunches!!!!)

    Buckwheat Crackers with Almond Butter and Banana


    Crazy (simple) Crackers:

    I promise, these are so easy, after making them once, you’ll never buy crackers again!

    Combine 1 ½ cups of buckwheat flour and 1 cup of Almond Flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup of hemp hearts.  mix well.  Add ¾ cup of water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Mix well with a spatula.  Divide into 2 balls and and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 375.

    Roll out one ball between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet and remove the top piece of paper.  With a pizza cutter, cut into whatever shapes you fancy!  Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges turn golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before breaking the crackers.  

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