Have many of you come across buckwheat? Buckwheat is often mistaken as a grain, however it is actually a seed, making it the perfect alternative for anyone with coeliac disease to consume, or those of you following a grain free, gluten free, or paleo diet. Today I’m sharing with you a recipe from my cleanse program that shows you a simple way to make buckinis from raw buckwheat groats. Handy in case you are like me and your bank account doesn’t like having to fork out for these tasty delights when they are so simple and cheap to make at home for about a tenth of the cost!
So to make this you will need:
2 cups raw buckwheat groats
½ cup (or 6-7 TBsp) raw honey or maple syrup
4 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp Maca Powder
1 TBsp Lucuma Powder (optional)
A pinch of Good quality salt (Sea salt or Himalayan)
Firstly, you need to activate the buckwheat by soaking the groats in order to sprout the groats to aid in their digestibility and make them even more bursting with nutrients! So, soak the buckwheat overnight (or for 8 hours), then rinse well until the water runs clear. Soak again for another 8 hours, then rinse and drain the buckwheat.
Combine the buckwheat with the above ingredients and mix well till the groats are well coated.
Spread the groats flat on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate the groats between 40-45 degrees overnight. OR if you do not have a dehydrator, place the buckwheat on trays in the oven with the oven set to the lowest temperate with the over door kept ajar for about 8 hours.
Serve these as a cereal, on top of smoothies (see this recipe here), baked in to cookies/muffins/brownies, or just munch on them as a delicious snack!
*NOTE: optional – add 1-2 TBsp cacao powder to make a chocolate caramel version
Have you tried this yet or got this on your to do list? Let me know how it goes.