I first read the Buckwheat bake on various healthy living blogs like Edible Perspective and Kath Eats. I decided to make my own with my ingredients and see what I came up with. It took a few tries but I finally go it. I chose not to add any sweeteners like the other bloggers but sweeten my bake with peanut butter and coconut.
Instead of a tablespoon of chia seeds like other bloggers, I used flaxseed meal. I’ve also used a table spoon of Chia Goodness, a blend of chia seeds buckwheat groats and hint of salt. During hurricane Irene, I made it with protein powder and posted about it here too! Once I found a recipe I liked, I decided to shoot a video! Many healthy living bloggers are fanstastic at taking pictures, I am not the best but I can edit a mean YouTube video. This video took me longer than usual to edit (mainly because my computer is old) but I’m very proud of the final product.
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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Bake (Makes 1 hearty serving or 2 snacks)
- 1/4 Buckwheat Groats, Raw – Grind into a flour-like consistency
- 1 Egg White
- 1/2 Banana
- 3 TBSP Vanilla Almond Milk Unsweetened (I used Coconut Milk Unsweetened from So Delicious)
- 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1 TBSP Flax Seed Meal
- Optional Toppings Not Included in Nutrition Info: Peanut Butter, Coconut, Fresh Fruit, Jam, Maple Syrup
Grind up buckwheat groats in a food processor. Add in the baking soda and mix well. Next add in the banana, almond milk, cinnamon, flaxseed meal, vanilla and egg white. Grease a microwave safe bowl or ramekin. Add mixture to bowl. Top with blueberries or other frozen fruit if desired. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or bake in oven at a preheated 350F for 30 minutes.
Vegan option or if you run out of eggs: Whisk together 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Use in place of egg.
Nutrition Information: 279 Total Calories, 5g of Fat, 10g of Fiber, 9g of Sugar, 12 g of Protein