Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies Gluten-free, Additive-free #gluten-free #sourdough #buckwheat #additive-free #sugarcookies #christmascookies #holidaycookies #valentinescookies #birthdaycookies #reclaimingvitality

Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free, Additive-free)

If you are looking for a gluten-free version of a cutout cookie that is a dead ringer for the wheat version yet has no questionable fillers or additives, this recipe for Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies is for you! If you do not have a buckwheat sourdough starter, it is very easy to make, but you will need a few days of lead time to get your starter going before making this recipe. See my post on How to Make and Maintain a Buckwheat Sourdough Starter for detailed instructions. There are a variety of tasty and nutritious gluten-free recipes that you can make once you have your buckwheat sourdough starter. Continue reading “Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free, Additive-free)”

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles

These sourdough waffles/pancakes have been a favorite in our house for the past few years. They mix up almost as fast as one of those pancake mixes in a box do, taste way better, and are so much better for you! They have healthy fats from the butter and egg yolks, as well as protein from the egg whites (a small amount from the wheat as well.) The protein and fats help slow the absorption of whatever sweetness you top your sourdough pancakes/waffles with. Continue reading “Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles”

Buckwheat Sourdough Starter: How to make and maintain

How to Make and Maintain a Buckwheat Sourdough Starter (Gluten-free)



Using a buckwheat sourdough starter gives you a nutritious as well as tasty way to make gluten-free, grain-free breads, pancakes, waffles, tortillas, and many other treats. Once you have made your starter, try my recipe for buckwheat sourdough waffles and pancakes. Or Buckwheat Sourdough Pumpkin Bread. Or Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies. Yum!!

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Sourdough Starter: Obtaining, Maintaining, and Enjoying #traditionalfoods #sourdough #eatwheat #reclaimingvitality

Sourdough Starter: Obtaining, Maintaining, and Enjoying


Why Sourdough?

  • Using a sourdough starter allows you to bake without using commercial yeast. Most commercial yeasts are genetically modified. If that isn’t enough to make you want to avoid them, many people unknowingly react to commercial yeasts. (Bioreal has a GMO-free yeast that I use occasionally. Go here to find out what is so bad about GMOs.)
  • The process of fermenting the wheat (or any grain or seed) releases it’s phytates. Phytates bind up valuable vitamins and minerals. Once the phytates are releases, the vitamins and minerals are much more bio-available (ready for your body to use). Using a sourdough starter gives you a nutritious as well as tasty way to make breads, pancakes, waffles, tortillas, and many other treats.
  • Grains also move from high on the glycemic index to low on the glycemic index by being soured. This means that the natural sugars in the grain are absorbed slowly instead of quickly which keeps your blood sugar off of the roller coaster.

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