I took a bit of a hiatus from my energy bites, but the other day I came across a buckwheat bar and it totally inspired me to use buckwheat as a base for my next rendition. So I was super excited to get back in the kitchen and experiment.

Buckwheat is a great ingredient because it's toothsome, so it gives each bite that extra bit of texture. It also doesn't have an overwhelming flavor so it goes well with almost any mix-in, but it's also slightly nutty in flavor so it adds a little more dimension.

I particularly love the mix-ins in this recipe because they keep every bite interesting and exciting. The best part of all though, is that this is a one pot recipe, so clean up is a breeze!

And while I love to eat these just as a snack all on their own, adding them to a bowl of plain yogurt makes a deliciously filling breakfast! Try it out for yourself!

INGREDIENTS: (makes 30 balls)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 3/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup zante currants
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Once water has boiled, add in buckwheat, reduce to simmer, and cover. Cook buckwheat for 20 minutes, or until water has been absorbed and buckwheat is tender.
  3. Add in sunflower butter and mix until combined throughout.
  4. Mix in rest of ingredients until evenly distributed.
  5. With a cookie scoop, form mixture into balls.
  6. Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for ultimate freshness.

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