29 Amazing Recipes You Can Make with Gluten-Free Grains

Kristen Bousquet
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News flash: A bunch of things we’ve been calling “grains” aren’t actually grains at all. Chia, buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth (among a few others) are all “pseudograins”—gluten-free seeds that look like grains but actually aren’t. (Whereas true grains from grasses, pseudo-grains come from flowering plants. Who knew?)

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Not only are pseudograins buzzy within the foodie community, but they’re also an excellent alternative to grains for anyone who eats gluten-free. Simply swap in a pseudograin where a grain should be, and voila—all the fiber, iron, and protein you get from regular grains, without any of the gluten.

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And for the record, these gluten-free “grains” are easy to work into any meal. Add chia seeds to any smoothie bowl, dessert, or sweet breakfast dish for additional fiber and protein. Substitute quinoa for pretty much any grain you can think of, or add it to a salad for a gluten-free grain bowl. And swap regular flour for buckwheat flour to make gluten-free pastries and desserts.

If you’re looking for additional pseudograin recipe inspiration, scroll down. We’ve pulled together 29 delicious dishes you can make using chia, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and more.

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  • STYLECASTER | 29 Amazing Recipes You Can Make with Gluten-Free Grains
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Light & Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | 5-Ingredient One-Pan Mexican Quinoa
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Banana Chia Bread
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Avocado Salsa
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Popped Amaranth Protein Balls
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Detox Quinoa and Veggie Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | 5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | No Bake Chic Energy Bites
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Quinoa Crust for Pizza or Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Tahini and Amaranth Energy Bars
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | 3-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Chia Fresca
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Banana Pecan Amaranth Porridge
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Blueberry Chia Seed Pancakes
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Buckwheat Stir Fry with Kale, Peppers and Artichokes
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Wild Blueberry Chia Fresca
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Mexican Ranchero Amaranth Stew
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Warm Buckwheat and Beetroot Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Coriander Cauliflower Amaranth Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Avocado Amaranth Israeli Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Cashew Buckwheat Curry with Garlic Kale
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties
  • STYLECASTER | Pseudograin Recipes | Chocolate Amaranth Pudding with Cardamom Peached Pears
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