Thursday, 21 November 2013

Chocolate Buckwheat Pudding

Buckwheat is considered a superfood as it is energizing and nutritious.  It can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge or puddings. Despite it's name, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed making it a safe substitute for people who are allergic to wheat and gluten. For more info click here.

I used this brand of buckwheat from Pak n Save for $3

I have had this buckwheat in my pantry for a while now, and never really had a clue of what to do with it! My random sweet choco craving came over this afternoon, and this is what I came up with: Buckwheat Chocolate Pudding. 

I searched endlessly on google for buckwheat pudding recipes, but some were to complicated or had too many ingredients - This how I felt. I am a simple girl when it comes to cooking, and this pudding tastes far from simple. The texture is just right and is so rich and chocolatey!

Buckwheat Chocolate Pudding
Serves 2-4


1 cup of buckwheat 
2 cups of water
1 cup of coconut milk or any non dairy milk 
1-2 tablespoons of cacao or cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar or any other refined sugar alternative

2 heaped teaspoons of vanilla soy protein powder (optional)


1. Wash and drain buckwheat, and boil with water until tender around 10 -15 minutes. 

2. Add the soy milk and the rest of the ingredients, mix well, then leave to cool.

3. Once cool, whizz through a food processor until smooth. If needing more liquid to help blend add more soy milk.

4. You will end up with a nice thick pudding, add more soy milk if you are wanting a thinner consistency.

Serve and enjoy with your favourite toppings!

Enjoy xx 

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