Buckwheat Flapjacks with a Peanut Butter Twist

Buckwheat Flapjacks with a Peanut Butter Twist

The challenge of crafting a delicious treat that caters to specific dietary needs always piques the interest of culinary enthusiasts. With the topic of sensitivity to oats becoming ever more prevalent in the modern world, it is necessary to adapt and alter traditional methods and ingredients. Thus began the quest to create a flapjack that not only resembled the traditional version in appearance and taste but also accommodated those unable to tolerate gluten-free oats. Enter: gluten-free buckwheat flakes.

Buckwheat flapjacks offer a delightful solution for individuals managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) while still craving delicious treats. These flapjacks are not only gluten-free but also low in phytic acid, making them easier on the digestive system for those with sensitive stomachs. Incorporating buckwheat into one's diet can be particularly beneficial for individuals seeking relief from IBS symptoms, as it's considered one of the best foods for IBS. Buckwheat is known for its fiber content, which promotes digestive health and helps keep the gut flora balanced, aiding in IBS management.

When combined with wholesome ingredients like peanut butter and golden syrup, buckwheat flapjacks become a satisfying and nourishing option for those looking to enjoy healthful and tasty foods while following an IBS-friendly diet. These flapjacks can be a part of a health delivery food regimen or simply enjoyed as a comforting treat without aggravating IBS symptoms. With the versatility of buckwheat, whether in a buckwheat recipe, roasted buckwheat, or buckwheat gluten-free options, individuals can explore a range of culinary possibilities while maintaining an IBS-clear diet.


Here's the recipe for these Gluten-Free Buckwheat and Peanut Butter Flapjacks:


  • 6.5 ounces unsalted butter (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 5 ounces soft brown sugar
  • 10.5 ounces buckwheat flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease and line a square tin (8in x 8in) with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the peanut butter, golden syrup, and brown sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Mix in the buckwheat flakes until fully combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it into the corners and pressing it flat.
  4. Bake for around 20 minutes until golden brown and soft to the touch. Avoid overbaking – the flapjacks will firm up as they cool.
  5. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

These flapjacks are not only gluten-free but also packed with flavor and texture. Plus, buckwheat is renowned for its nutritional benefits, making these treats a win-win for anyone seeking a delicious and wholesome snack option.

Whether dealing with dietary restrictions like gluten intolerance or simply looking to diversify snack choices, give these Gluten-Free Buckwheat Flapjacks a try. Your taste buds will surely appreciate the endeavor!

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