Crunchy Raw Buckini Chocolate

Crunchy Raw Buckini Chocolate

I’m kinda hooked on buckinis in desserts (and breakfasts) at the moment. If you haven’t tried them yet, go and hunt some down – they’re buckwheat kernels that have been sprouted (activated) and then dried, leaving them super light and crunchy. Buckinis used to be hard to come by, but these days you’ll find them at most good health food and bulk food shops.

Gluten free, dairy free, paleo chocolate recipe buckinis

Buckwheat is gluten free (confusing I know, since it has the word “wheat” in its name!). It’s a super healthy alternative to grains (it’s actually a seed and therefore considered paleo), and it’s rich in important nutrients like protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and antioxidants.

Side note… Have you ever noticed that buckwheat is kinda shaped like little tiny love hearts? How awesome is that?

Although buckinis are not cheap to buy, a little bit goes a very long way, so one packet will last you ages (I keep mine in the fridge). I use mine on smoothies, chia puddings, salads… and of course, this delicious raw chocolate number.

Gluten free dairy free raw buckini chocolate recipe


125g cacao butter

1/4 cup cacao powder

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp buckinis

1 tbsp cacao nibs

2 pinches good quality sea salt

Let’s do this!

In a double boiler, heat your cacao butter over a low heat until it’s melted.

In a bowl, whisk the cacao butter together with the cacao powder and maple syrup. Pour onto a dinner plate that’s been lined with baking paper.

Sprinkle with buckinis, cacao nibs and sea salt.

Pop in the fridge for 2 hours or until set. If you’re in a hurry, you can also set it in the freezer.

Break into pieces and serve.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 09:04h, 21 May Reply

    Yum Jules! I’ll have to make this for mamma T, she tried the living earth bucking chocolate the other day and loved it. I’m so addicted to buckwheat right now it’s not even funny, we’re talking porridge sometimes twice daily – clearly I’m needing extra of something located in the humble seed. Hope you’re super-well, I just went for a walk and listened to our most recent podcast – it’s gold, thanks again. Big hugs xxx

    • Jules Galloway
      Posted at 15:50h, 30 May Reply

      Thank you, awesome woman! Sending big hugs right back at you xoxo

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