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breakfast muffins

A frequent question I receive is about what to bake the buckwheat bakes in.  Any small oven-safe dish will do!  I use a mini soup crock that is 4-5” diameter and about 1.5” deep.  If you have ramekin dishes, you can split the batter in half and bake in two of them.  If you have a mini pie dish, that will work too! 

Or, you can just make them in a muffin tin.

1 buckwheat bake fits in 3 regular sized muffin tins.  I showed it a few weeks back with this recipe and here is another version today.   

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I doubled the recipe and added a little surprise inside!  Emily’s latest muffin creation gave me this fabulous breakfast idea.  Why not stuff the buckwheat bakes with coconut almond butter + jelly??

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I filled the muffin liners halfway, and then added 1t nut butter + jelly.

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I love Crofters fruit spreads!!  They have a huge variety of flavors and I love that some have no added sugar, but are fruit-juice sweetened. 

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I wonder what would have happened if I just baked them with this on top?  Looks pretty good raw, but the batter doesn’t actually taste very good at all.

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All covered up with a surprise inside!

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I made these in the morning, just like the buckwheat bakes.  It takes no longer to make a double recipe or plop them into a muffin tin and you’ll have breakfast made for the next day too!

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All baked up!

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I kept the basic buckwheat bake recipe pretty much the same, but one thing I did add was 1T unrefined coconut oil.  Typically you put oil in muffin recipes, so I just wanted to experiment and see what happened. 

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There was no coconut flavor, but I think it helped keep them even more soft + moist.

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3 muffins for breakfast?  Sure thing!

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The nut butter is hiding but it was definitely detectable!

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Do you think I used a light bounce in this photo?

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What about this one?

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You could definitely make this into 2 large buckwheat bakes, or cut it in half and make 1 buckwheat bake or 3 muffins. 

Stuffed Buckwheat Muffins [serves 2]

  • 1/2c buckwheat flour [ground in a blender from raw buckwheat groats]
  • 2T raw buckwheat groats
  • 2T chia seeds
  • 2T ground flax meal + 5T warm water
  • 2t cinnamon
  • 1 banana
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 1T unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1T maple syrup
  • 1/3c unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2T nut butter
  • 2T jelly
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Line 6 muffin tins + lightly grease with cooking spray.  Or, if you don’t have liners just great the pan well.
  3. In a small bowl whisk flax + water together and set aside for 5min.
  4. In a bowl, mash banana until wet.
  5. Mix in almond milk, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla.
  6. Mix in buckwheat flour, buckwheat groats + chia seeds, until just combined.
  7. Mix in flax/water mixture, until just combined.
  8. Drop a spoonful into each cup.
  9. Top each muffin with 1t nut butter + 1t jelly.  Try to keep them right in the center.
  10. Add a spoonful of batter on top, and spread so the bottom and top layers of batter meet.  If you don’t do this, the muffin might split in half after baking.
  11. Bake for 28-30min, until set.

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I rode to the new house early this morning and took my buckwheat muffins to-go style!  I couldn’t wait to dig in once I hopped off my bike.  I didn’t want to ride with the big camera on my back, so please excuse my 4.5yr old point-n-shoot photos. :)

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Time to start putting cabinets together!!

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IKEA instructions make me feel dumb.  I mean it’s pretty easy, but they definitely could add a few steps or a few more detailed photos!  I’ve messed up a few times already.

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Our sink base cabinet…can’t you tell??? ;)

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Windows arrived today.  Super exciting!!  We only have 2 windows out of 14 that actually open right now, so these will be quite the improvement!

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The cabinet to the right is a 15” base cabinet with 3 drawers. 

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We actually got quite a bit of packing done tonight and will continue Friday night as well.  Saturday + Sunday will be consumed at the new house, getting as much done as possible.  This is our last weekend before moving in!  I can’t even believe how fast the time has passed.  Things are definitely taking a bit longer than we anticipated, but this is obviously, 100% typical.  We’re over the fact that the kitchen tile won’t be down and there really won’t be much of a kitchen at all for a good week once we move in.  I’ll have to get creative, grilling or using our camp stove!  

Back at it bright + early! 

Happy Friday!!


Reader Comments (70)

YUM what a great idea! Peanut butter and jelly is still the best combination...ever. dare I say its even better than PB & chocolate?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma (Namaste Everyday)

That looks great! I made my second batch of buckwheat muffins tonight, a double batch because the boyfriend and I are on the go for the next two days. Cherry, chocolate and raw almonds, I'm excited for breakfast in the morning! Thanks again for sharing your recipes. :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann

they look soooo good Ash! WOW i can't believe you're already about to move in! I bet it's been a loooong road for you though hehe :P

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie@fitforthesoul

I just love your bakes! I made your oat bake few days ago, and it was amazing!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarina

I love anything stuffed with pb&j:-)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Muffins with surprises in the middle are the best! Kind of like a doughnut but a bit healthier. ;)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Love the idea of those muffins! They look so cute! I think you used a light bounce in the first picture and not the second.

Yikes, a week! I am sure you will get creative with food somehow. The muffins look delicious! I love the filling idea.

How lovely! Good luck with the cabinets-looks like a big project.

Ahh looks so good! I love the surprise jelly inside :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

hahaha, you're tellin' me!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I thought the same thing when I saw Emily's muffins--I need to make PB&Jelly muffins! Great idea. :-) Have a great weekend!


March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

So glad you enjoyed it!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yum!! So glad they're working for you guys! :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Those are so pretty!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Those muffins are so adorable. I love the surprise of the jam in there.

I'm sure it will be tough, but I'm looking forward to you having to use a camp stove, etc next week, I'm sure you'll come up with great ideas!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly @ The Runny Egg

oh my gosh, how did you KNOW i bought a muffin tin yesterday?! you must have read my mind. i'm certainly going to have to give these a try.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Christine.

Mmmm there's nothing more satisftying than being able to eat THREE muffins for breakfast ;)

Ha! I did the exact same thing this morning, but used only jelly since I didn't have any cool nut butter. I didn't think to add oil, which I'll try next time. Did you replace any of the mashed banana with oil, or just add both? Also, mine made four muffins with the added jelly...maybe mine are just small? Either way, yum! Thanks for the buckwheat bakes, they are amazing and keep me SO incredibly full.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBliss

The other day I experimented with a Scottish Oat Bake. I just mixed the oats (I didn't grind them any further) with almond butter, cinnamon, vanilla, almond milk, stevia and an egg...turned out fabulous!

Your cabinets are going to look great! I can not wait to see the finished product!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

These look delish. I'm going to try them next week.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ Sassy Molassy

These muffins look soo yummy. Don't feel dumb about Ikea instructions, I think they do it on purpose because their stuff is so affordable. I do envy you......I dream about an ikea kitchen with all its little organizational conveniences. One day, after our wedding!!!

Can't wait to see it finished :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDestini

That's it im buying raw buckwheat groats!!!
Any idea where I can find them online for Canucks? lol

This looks insane with the stuffed jelly and nut butter!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela (Oh She Glows)

For any canadians wondering, I just bought raw buckwheat groats from They have a 1 pound, 5 lb and 10 lb option! Can't wait!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela (Oh She Glows)

This looks wonderful! I haven't tried much buckwheat, as I'm kind of hesitant to add it back into my diet...but your photos tempt me :) I think putting some homemade raspberry jam in it would take me to heaven...mmm. Perhaps I'll try buckwheat this week...

And it is crazy to see how quickly you guys are getting everything together with the house. It's true, nothing ever works out with moving, but you have such a great attitude about not having everything you wanted done :) Good luck with the cabinets!

Those look delish! And so wholesome :D. Plus, I love anything stuffed.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermy little celebration

yum! I love seeing how the jam peeks through the muffin tops! It looks do luscious. I need a muffin pan, right now. Although perhaps this would work in a ramekin. hm... Thanks Ashley!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

I love the hidden goodies inside! I need to pick up raw buckwheat.... I've got kasha but no raw groats. You come up so many good foods Ashley!

Those look so good!!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

I cannot believe all the work you are doing by yourself. I couldn't ever accomplish what you have yourself. I hope you are getting enough rest!!!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

Looks amazing, as per usual. I bet it would be great in a parfait, as well!
How you can pull off amazing recipes and eats, while still working on your house is beyond my belief:)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNamaste Gurl

Looks delightful - a great option to have when you need to take something on-the-go. The jelly surprise almost reminds me of a jelly filled donut, but a much healthier version of course.

Point and shoot makes a huge difference doesn't it? I took a couple of pictures for my blog yesterday with my point and shoot. Once I loaded them up to the computer I nearly fell over. BLAH! I didn't end up using them.
Putting jam + nut butter inside a muffin is so great! I'll have to try it.

Can you buy pre-ground buckwheat flour? Or what other type of flour would work equally as well in this recipe? It looks delicious but I don't have a working food processor.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

eeek, i can't believe you're moving so soon! that's so exciting!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah (sarah learns)

YUM! Those look soo good! For the 1/2c ground buckwheat flour how much do you measure out when they're whole? Or do you measure out 1/2c whole buckwheat grouts and then gind that?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I just grind a bunch at a time and don't measure...then I just stick the extra in an empty glass jar or tupperware. :) It wouldn't be much more than 1/2c though...maybe 3/4c whole groats.

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

1/2c flour, not groats

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You could use oat flour, which you can grind from steel cut oats or whole oat groats. I don't grind in a food processor. A blender works much better. I have seen and bought 1 type of buckwheat flour, but it tasted awful. It was Arrowhead Mills brand...stear clear!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You should see how many cabinets I got together today!! Headed back to do more :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

totally would work

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Homemade jam...yumm!!!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Ang!! Hope you like them..hehee

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Glad you were able to find buckwheat!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

FAbulous!! I loooove Scottish oats!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Nope, I just added both. :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

hahaha, too funny!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You totally outdid yourself here! Whole Foods bulk bins are calling my name right now - buckwheat bakes here I come!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Those muffins sound amazing - love the idea of putting nut butter and jam in the middle as well! :)

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Bookworm

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