Buckwheat cream & easy granola

Any buckwheat lovers here? For most of my life, all I knew about buckwheat was flour and my dad's famous buckwheat "galettes"!  Since then, I learned to cook it like rice, roast it for my granola and to soak it for my smoothies and creams!

Today, I propose you my buckwheat cream and an easy buckwheat granola recipe to top it. I hope you'll enjoy this new way to eat that grain but also to increase the protein intake of your breakfasts.

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Buckwheat cream

for one big serving size or two medium ones

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of raw buckwheat groats, soaked overnight (or 15 min in freshly boied water)
  • 1 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of non dairy yogurt (coconut, soy, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp of hemp hearts
  • 2 tsp of maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp of ground vanilla

For the colors (optional)* : 

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Or have fun and add some frozen berries to add some color!

STEPS

  1.  Strain de buckwheat groats and transfer in your blender.
  2. Add all the ingredients (excepts those for the colors) and blend until creamy and smooth.
  3. If you want to add color to your buckwheat cream, split the cream in 2 or 3 equal parts, then add the butterfly pea powder and/or pitaya powder to each of them, while keeping one part plain. You can also simply pour half of the cream in a bowl and add a small handful of frozen berries to your blender and blend! Have fun playing around with colors!
  4. Alternately oour the different colors in a bowl (or 2) and, with a chopstick or toothpick, make swirls and marble the colors.

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Easy buckwheat chocolate granola

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of raw buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder 
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • a pinch of salt

STEPS

  1. in a large pan, roast the buckwheat groats on medium heat about 7-8 minutes, until the groats slightly get golden and nutty. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn.
  2. Lower the heat and add the coconut oil and the cacao powder. Mix well so the .buckwheat groats get wel coated.
  3. Turn off the heat then add the maple syrup and salt. Mix well and transfer in a bowl to cool down. Once cool, serve and/or store in a container.