Buckwheat + Puffed Quinoa Cacao Crunch

8 Nov 2017


I had a major craving for coco pops over the weekend but resisted the urge to buy a box as I knew it wasn't a good idea. Until I had a better one.


You could use all puffed quinoa but I added buckwheat groats for more crunch, or just use all buckwheat.


Either way, it's 🎵 just like a chocolate milkshake only relatively-guilt-free 🎵 


Not as catchy, but it's the truth.


Makes 2 cups


1.5 tbs coconut oil, melted

1 tbs honey/rice bran syrup (to your taste)

4 heaped tsp of raw cacao

1 cup buckwheat groats, washed and drained
1 cup puffed quinoa
pinch of Maldon sea salt flakes

Preheat oven to 175°C and line a tray with baking paper.


Mix the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao in a bowl until well combined.


Stir in the buckwheat and quinoa puffs until well coated.


Spread the mix out in a single layer on your prepared tray and sprinkle lightly with salt flakes.


Bake for 7 minutes, remove from the oven and stir. Return to the oven and bake for another 7 minutes. Give it one last stir and bake for a final 3 minutes. 


Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an air-tight jar.




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