I never thought of using the buckwheat cereal as a breading. The only thing that I have found was some GF Cornflakes that I was using but now I can not find those but they even have the Bob's Buckwheat cereal in the local grocery stores. You are right that you have to be really cautious with the buckwheat products. A lot of it does have wheat mixed in it.
Thank you for the list! About the buckwheat, for those considering trying it, there are products out there that are 100% buckwheat and completely gluten free. But most US buckwheat products (like soba) are made from a buckwheat / wheat flour combo. So, careful label reading is necessary.
A few GF-safe options: Before I discovered I had a brown rice intolerance, I was eating Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Cereal. It has a very pleasing taste, stays crunchy in milk and can be used as breading with some imagination. Bob's Red Mill has a creamy GF buckwheat cereal which I'm looking forward to trying for breakfast. Also, Orgran carries GF Buckwheat pasta and Eden Foods has a 100% buckwheat soba noodle ;-).
I bought some buckwheat groats (along with other GF grains) in the bulk section of my local health food market. But now I'm wondering, would they likely be cross-contaminated? I think this may be a problem as the gluten grains are not separated by the non-gluten grains by a marginal distance. Something to think about I suppose.
I never thought about playdough containing wheat, but I guess that's one of the main ingredients, duh! One more good reason not to eat it! And pepper, what's with that? I knew about most of those but I never suspected pepper might be contaminated also! Learn something new everyday I guess....
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