“What the HELL is buckwheat cake? That sounds horrendous. Is it even in the English language?”. Yes, I was just as sceptical, but then again I’m quite weird with food. For example, I usually prefer fruit based lunches rather than salty lunches because I have a massive sweet tooth. So when I came across this recipe it was amazing. “Its grains and seeds with fruit? With cinnamon?! This is soo weird.” But let me tell you, it works. This a filling “cake” made of raw buckwheat, flax seeds, banana and much more. And I say “cake”, because it’s a meal, rather than dessert, like my Savoury Cake. I guess this is not that thrifty, in that it uses fresh ingredients such as raspberries etc and flax seeds (my mum and sister inhale them). However, buckwheat is a grain which only costs £1.80. I got my inspiration from this blog, but I think this woman photographs it better.
-1/4 cup of ground buckwheat
-1 tbsp buckwheat
-1/2 banana mashed
-3 tbsp milk (I used soya)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tbsp of flax seed ground mixed with 2 tbsp warm water (I only learnt this after, I wished I had done this cos my cake could have been more moist)
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cinammon
-3 strawberries chopped
-Yogurt and Mixed Nut butter(recipe below)!!
-Mix the banana, milk and vanilla extract, and in another bowl mix together the remaining ingredients.
-Then mix the two mixtures together. Pour into a microwaveable bowl. If you want to eat it out a bowl, you don’t need to grease it, but if you want to turn it out onto a plate, grease the bowl before pouring the mixture into it.
-Put in the microwave for 2 minutes, and voila. Serve with yoghurt and almond butter. Nom nom nom.
Mixed Nut Butter
-I did it! It worked! I have real, edible nut butter which is like peanut butter-but better obvs.
-1 cup of mixed nuts
-300 ml water
-1 1/2 tsp salt
-Process nuts until starting to clump thoroughly, then add the water and blend until silky smooth.