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Here’s A Quick Way To Make Buckwheat Taste Good

Nutty Vanilla Buckwheat Muffin Recipe

If you’re trying to be gentle with yourself this year, starting the day off and being really well organized with your food is key. Buckwheat is one of the most underrated ingredients on peoples shopping list because most don’t really know what to do with it. So this is the perfect opportunity to learn!

Currently I am challenging myself to try one new ingredient per week. Buckwheat is an excellent alternative to rice, as it is higher in protein and has less starch. It’s also gluten-free naturally, so you can cook with confidence and know that you’ll feel good as well as it tasting good (once you figure out how to use it)!

Another thing about this recipe is that it is sugar-free. You can add sweetness to it with a little stevia, or some maple syrup. The yogurt will avoid it tasting dry, so be sure to include that! I created this recipe in keeping with the planet friendly principals which is the cookbook I wrote for my weight loss clients at Whistler Fitness Vacations.

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I found it was challenging to find recipes that tasted good and were gluten, wheat, dairy and meat free. So I took the hard road and created my own! It took quite a bit of trial and error, but I hope you like it as much as I did!

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Buckwheat muffin recipe with pumpkin seeds – and anything else you want to put in there!

Ingredients (Makes 12 Muffins)

1 cup buckwheat grouts, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 egg whites or almond yogurt, 1.5 cups almond or coconut milk, 1/4 cup of vegan butter, 3 packets of stevia or 1.5 teaspoon, 2 teaspoon natural vanilla, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1/4 cup ground walnuts, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, 2 tsp flax seeds, 1/4 flaxseed meal.

Nutritional Info (2 Muffins)

Calories 340 | Carbs 22 g | Protein 9 g | Fat 22 g | Sugar 1 g | Fiber 7 g

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How to Make It Awesome

To start, soak the buckwheat grouts overnight in water. The next day, rinse them off and drain the liquid. Buy yourself a muffin tray if you don’t already have one. Also the paper holders, they keep your muffin tray looking nicer for longer. Mix up all the other ingredients with the buckwheat grouts. I did it the night before so it was easy to just pop in the oven in the morning and bake.

Take two muffins out of their paper and break into a mug. Make yourself a pot of herbal tea and add a dollop of almond yogurt and cinnamon….this is a really gentle, kind-feeling dish. You’ll feel so proud of yourself for starting your day off like this!

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Cat Smiley

Cat Smiley

Fitness Director at Whistler Fitness Vacations
Cat Smiley is a certified Life Coach, Master Trainer, Wilderness Guide and Sports Nutritionist (author of The Planet Friendly Diet). She has been named 3-time Canadian Trainer of the Year by the International Sports Science Association and is a former professional athlete. Follow her on Linkedin or Facebook - and of course, sign up for a fitness program with us to work with her in Whistler!
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