KITCHEN CURATIONS: BUCKWHEAT ENERGY BITES
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
- In a pot, bring water to a boil.
- 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.
- Add in sunflower butter and mix until combined throughout.
- Mix in rest of ingredients until evenly distributed.
- With a cookie scoop, form mixture into balls.
- Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for ultimate freshness.