July 05, 2021 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Chocolate Caramelized Buckinis

These crunchy and sweet Chocolate Caramelized Buckwheat Groats are the perfect toppings for all your sweet meals and desserts. It’s a great way to get your daily dose of fiber.

Prep Time: 16 hours | Cook Time:  8 hours | Total Time: 1 day | Servings: 3 cups

Chocolate Caramelized Buckinis



Activating buckwheat:

  1. To kickstart the activation process, cover the 2 cups of buckwheat groats with water. This ‘activation’ step imitates a natural process, breaking down enzyme inhibitors so the seeds’ nutrients become more accessible to our bodies.
  2. Allow them to soak overnight. In the morning, rinse and drain thoroughly. You might notice a slimy residue, so make sure to rinse it off well.
  3. Refill with water and let them soak for an additional 8 hours.
  4. Once they’ve sprouted completely, give them another good rinse and drain.

Chocolate Caramelized Buckinis

Making buckinis:

  1. Take your activated buckwheat and put it in a big bowl.
  2. Add all the ingredients and give it a thorough mix, ensuring all the sprouted groats get coated.
  3. Spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Put it in the oven on the lowest setting with the door slightly open. They’ll need about 8 hours to dry out. If you have a dehydrator, set it to 40 degrees and let them sit overnight.
  4. Once they’re nicely caramelized and ready, you can use these delightful chocolatey buckinis in various ways – in smoothies, yogurt, porridge, ice cream, salads, or as a cereal. Enjoy the crunch!

This recipe adapted from Neurotic Mommy

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