The Famous Buckwheat Bake

April 26, 2011

Before I get to the recipe for today, I have some homework for you. I know how much you like homework…

I guess I’m a bad Cupcake Challenge contestant. I entered the contest, patiently waited for the voting to begin, and then completely forgot about actually telling all of you know about it!

Better late than never, right? 😉

Rate high marks for me now!

And see my profile for the contest here.

My entry includes my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting I made a while back.

I’ll love you forever and ever and ever…. and the contest ends on Sunday, May 1st!

I’ll reward you with a giveaway. 😉


So, the recipe. I know why you’re really here.

My first attempt at the buckwheat bake turned out… interesting. Not bad, just not really perfect.

The taste was good, super moist and sweetly gooey, but not the way it was suppose to taste. And per usual, I didn’t follow the recipe. I subbed most of the buckwheat flour for my favorite protein powder. I do believe that was my downfall- only for the texture.

It definitely wasn’t like the original, the remixes, or the renditions. Nonetheless, it was tasty and a definitely recipe keeper. Ah, live and learn. Mistakes are life’s perfect teachers.

My Protein Buckwheat Microbake

  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein (Lifetime Life’s Basics Vanilla Plant Protein)
  • 1 tbsp whole sprouted buckwheat groats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 flax egg [1 tbsp ground flax meal + 2.5 tbsp warm water, whisked]
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 6 drops Vanilla Stevia (per Purple Bird Blog)
  • 2 tbsp Enjoy Life Brand chocolate chips (gluten and dairy free)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Transfer to coconut oil greased microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 1 minute increments until done (or looks done…).

I had to microwave the “bake” for 2 minutes, 30 seconds, in the microwave until semi done- the middle still slightly undercooked.

It still tasted great. Especially topped with greek yogurt and ripe, juicy, sweet, and luscious strawberries. *wipes drool from chin*

What was the recipe did you “remix” with slight undersuccess?

Did you enter the giveaway?

Rate/vote for me… please?!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Pure2raw twins April 28, 2011 at 2:39 AM

YUM!! Love buckwheat!


Kelly April 27, 2011 at 8:24 AM



Chuck April 26, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Voting for ya!


katie April 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

i love your recipes SO much!


spcookiequeen April 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Hi Lori, I will be on the look-out for you Sunday.


Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Wow what a great looking buckwheat bake! I’ve been meaning to make one for a long time now. I voted for you, good luck! 😀


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan April 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Woohoo for microwaves mini-cakes! Don’t let anyone give you crap about microwave use. A hungry girl’s gotta do what a hungry girl’s gotta do! 😛


Alisa Fleming April 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Oh man, they make voting difficult! I don’t think I have a myspace account unfortunately 🙁

Mmm, you got me at sweetly gooey.


Ela April 26, 2011 at 8:31 AM

The bake’s a new one on me, but sounds good. I always remix… and I’m most excited about my whole new take on cheesecakes (will share more tomorrow).

Congrats on entering the cupcake thing: I’ll mosey over and give you a boost.


Heather @ kissmybroccoli April 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM

Oh how pretty! Love your little green dish!

The first time I ever made Mama Pea’s dough balls, I didn’t mix them long enough and they didn’t hold their shape…or ANY shape for that matter! Luckily the second batch was a success, and I had the killer bicep on my mixing arm to prove it!


chrysta April 26, 2011 at 7:06 AM

yea girl! I so voted for you…I’ll keep trying to log in and see if I can do it multiple times. I LOVE that cupcake!! the protein buckwheat microbake is so right up my alley too. Ive never sprouted them before! Will give me a fun experiment this weekend!


Christin@purplebirdblog April 26, 2011 at 7:06 AM

Ummmm yes. That. Want to eat it. I’ve been reduced to phrases it looks so good! 😉 Trying to vote for you but the page is having trouble loading… I’ll get it though! 🙂


Emily April 26, 2011 at 7:00 AM

That is a decadent-looking cupcake! And gluten-free! I will vote for that.

I’m always “remixing” things. Often it’s because a recipe sounds great but it’s not vegan, so I have to veganize, or I want to try a raw version of something. Always mixed results! But you never know if it’s gonna be brilliant or a bust until you try 🙂


Katie April 26, 2011 at 5:36 AM

I voted for you even though I am very resistant to the idea of homework right now. You are evil, but your cupcakes look too good.


Lauren @ WWoB April 26, 2011 at 4:58 AM

ive been meaning to try that bake for ages, but i keep putting it off because its not very voluminous… and i like bulk for breakfast 😉


Kat April 26, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Voting now!!
That bake looks so delicious. I love things like this. So easy to throw together and perfect for a quick but delicious meal!


Andrea@WellnessNotes April 26, 2011 at 3:59 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s fun to find bloggers in the area! 🙂

I’ve never worked with buckwheat groats. The cupcake looks delicious.

I “can’t” follow a recipe and always “tweak” it, and often when I’m baking, it gets me in trouble… I guess that’s why I love to cook but don’t bake very much… But I just made some rolls that turned out great despite all my “tweaks.”


Sable@SquatLikeALady April 26, 2011 at 2:54 AM

This looks great!!!

Do you know how often we can vote/rate you? Off to do it now 🙂 Good luck!!!!!!!!


salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 26, 2011 at 2:22 AM

btw….just voted/rated you!!! Good luck!


salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 26, 2011 at 1:52 AM

that bake looks awesome! I always try to come up with my own version of others recipes and a maority of the time they turn out good, but not great 🙂


Erica April 26, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Looks delicious! Where do you get the sprouted buckwheat groats?


Lori April 26, 2011 at 6:51 AM

I sprout my own buckwheat. Just get the buckwheat groats (usually from a bulk bin)- make sure they’re raw/uncooked.

Soak them in water overnight (a lot of water since those little guys soak up a good amount). Then put them in a strainer, rinse well, then let sit in strainer for two days (rinsing twice a day).

You’ll have sprouted buckwheat in a jiff. 🙂 no cooking required.


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 26, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Why have I never thought to sprout in a strainer? I ALWAYS use a jar… strainer would be so much easier. Brilliant!!


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