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Buckwheat CAKE?!?!

 

“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.

Ingredients

-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 rasperries

-3 strawberries chopped

-some blueberries

serve with: 

-Yogurt and Mixed Nut butter(recipe below)!!

Method

-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.

Ingredients

-1 cup of mixed nuts

-300 ml water

-1 1/2 tsp salt

Method

-Process nuts until starting to clump thoroughly, then add the water and blend until silky smooth.

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