BLW Buckwheat and quinoa lunch cups – with 9 more inspiring recipe ideas



Buckwheat seems to be all over the place right now. I bought some last week on a whim and, it seems, lots of other people did too! I posted a picture of it on my Instagram and it sparked a whole load of comments about buckwheat; puffed, in salads, as a snack, growing buckwheat, grinding it and making buckwheat pancakes. I decided to road test it in something I’ve made before and I’m pleased that mixing the buckwheat with the quinoa in these vegetable cups was a real success. We are going through a fussy eating stage – especially with vegetables. This is a great way of getting some goodness in to those fussy toddlers but also a fantastic baby-led-weaning meal AND they are gluten-free. The buckwheat helps the cups stay solid so they aren’t too crumbly as a finger food. This recipe makes 12-15.


‘Buckwheat and Quinoa Lunch Cups’

You will need:

1/3 cup (roughly 100g) of quinoa and the same of buckwheat cooked to packet instructions

3 small heads of cauliflower either grated or chopped

1 small carrot, grated

1 spring onion, chopped

1/2 tsp garlic

1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

40g grated cheese

2 eggs



  1. Grease a cupcake/muffin tin with a little oil and preheat your oven to 190c

  2. Reserving 1/3 of the cheese (or grate more at the end if you like them cheesey!) place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine.

  3. Place mixture in muffin cases and sprinkle with the extra

  4. Bake at 190c, gas mark 5 or 375f for about 30 minutes, until the cups are firm to touch and the cheese is all melty and lovely.

  5. Serve warm, refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for another day!

Like this? You might want to try…

20160710_064241.jpg    Cauliflower cheese grills

Keen to try more buckwheat recipies? There are a couple of beauties right here…

Buckwheat drop scones from


Homemade chocolate teddy grahams from Fork and Beans


Or, if you fancy some more quinoa recipies…

Quinoa and beef empanadas from Kat’s Delicious Kitchen 

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Quinoa crusted fish fingers from Kiddielicious Kitchen


Sweet and sour quinoa balls from Healthy Little Foodies


Quinoa granola from Tiny Tummy Tales


Chicken and quinoa hand pies from Kidgredients



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