How to Make Buckwheat Flour

Friends, you don’t need to buy another gluten-free flour to add to your pantry (insert collective sigh of relief). If you have buckwheat groats around from making granola or porridge, you can make your own buckwheat flour when you need it! Just 1 blender, 1 ingredient, and 5 minutes required!

Bonus? It tastes fresher than store-bought, and as long as you’re making enough buckwheat flour to go above the blades of your blender, you can make the exact amount your recipe calls for. Let’s do it!

Raw buckwheat groats in a bowl

Is Buckwheat Flour Gluten-Free?

Yes, buckwheat flour is gluten-free! Despite having “wheat” and “flour” in the name, buckwheat does not contain any wheat, barley, or rye. It’s not even closely related to wheat, nor is it a member of the grass family. It’s actually the seed of a flowering plant!

How to Make Buckwheat Flour

Making homemade buckwheat flour is seriously easy! Simply add raw buckwheat groats to a blender and blend in 5-10 second increments until fine and powdery, stopping to shake the blender a few times as you go.

In less than 30 seconds, you’ll have fresh buckwheat flour that’s even better than what you’ll get at the store!

Homemade buckwheat flour in a blender

We can’t wait for you to try it for yourself! It’s:

Nutty
Wholesome
Nutritious
Versatile
Easy to make
& Great for baking!

We love using it to make crepes, pancakes (recipe in our cookbook), and muffins (recipe coming soon!). It can also work well in place of oat flour in some recipes, making it a great option for those who are oat-free.

More Homemade Flour Recipes

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Bowl of homemade buckwheat flour next to a bowl of raw buckwheat groats

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 7 (1/4-cup servings)

Course Helpful How-to

Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly 6 Months

Does it keep? 3-4 Weeks

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  • 1 ½ cups raw buckwheat groats (hulled // for best flavor in baking, we recommend using raw groats, which are light brown/green in color, not dark brown or roasted)

*1 ½ cups buckwheat groats make ~1 ¾ cup buckwheat flour (~1 ½ cups when tightly packed/pressed into measuring cups).
*In our experience, a food processor doesn’t break the buckwheat down enough for a good result in baking.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Serving: 1 (1/4-cup) serving Calories: 122 Carbohydrates: 26.3 g Protein: 4.1 g Fat: 1 g Saturated Fat: 0.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 4 mg Potassium: 112 mg Fiber: 3.6 g Sugar: 0.7 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 6 mg Iron: 0.9 mg

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