nutritional information

Per 2-Tbs. serving:

  • Calories: 83
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 584 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: <1 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Savory Pasta Crumbles

Makes 1 cup

Buckwheat groats coated with garlic-infused olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast make for a Parmesan-like topping.
  • ½ cup buckwheat groats
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbs. nutritional yeast, divided
  • 2 tsp. salt

1. Place buckwheat groats in medium bowl, and cover with 3 inches cold water. Soak 12 hours. Drain.
2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat oil and garlic in saucepan over low heat until hot. Toss buckwheat groats with garlic oil in bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and salt.
3. Spread buckwheat groats in even layer on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbs. yeast. Bake 30 minutes, or until completely dry and crunchy. Cool, and store in airtight container.

April 2009

you might also like


These are great! Crunchy and savory and garlicky. Reminiscent of parmesan also. They would be great in salad, or on pasta or pizza (probably sprinkled on after baking). I would make this again for sure.

Eileen - 2012-04-08 18:59:39

This is an absolutely great recipe. I suppose you can top pasta with it but I have just been eating it as a snack. I think it would be great to add some crunch to a salad. This is definitely a keeper.

Nikki - 2009-08-06 13:43:19