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Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free


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slip n’ slide

I’ve always loved the combination of strawberries + banana.

Milkshakes?  Yup

Smoothies?  Yup

Yogurt?  Yup

I just love it.

Buckwheat bake?


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If you want your buckwheat bake to release from the baking dish, make sure it is well greased before baking and then once it’s done, run a knife along the edge.  Then flip over onto the plate + turn right side up.  Works every time!

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I used fresh strawberries.  My first container since last summer!  I’ve been waiting and they’re juuuust slowly starting to come into season.  Last spring, I wrote a post devoted to talking about conventional vs. organic strawberries.  It’s really worth your time in reading.

For me, it’s organic strawberries, or no strawberries.  Seeing as the price is usually quite high, I definitely ate less strawberries last year, and only bought them on sale.  But to me, it was well worth it!

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I would have preferred almond butter on this bake, but I’m out!  I haven’t had time to make a new batch lately.

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However the peanut butter was delicious.  So creamy + smooth.

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As I was shooting, the peanut butter started to slip.

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And slide.

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No problem there.  Nothing better than completely melted peanut butter, topped on breakfast!

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Strawberry Banana Buckwheat Bake

  • 1/4c raw buckwheat flour [grind raw buckwheat groats in your blender until powdery]

  • 1T raw buckwheat groats

  • 1/4c nut milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4t baking powder

  • 2t honey or maple syrup

  • 6 small/medium strawberries, quartered

  • 1/2 banana, mashed

  • 1/2 banana, sliced

  • 1/2t cinnamon

  • 1.5t vanilla extract

  • 1T chia seeds

  1. Preheat your oven to 350*

  2. Grease a 4-5” oven safe dish. [can also use 2-3 muffin tins – cook time will be shorter]

  3. In a separate bowl, mash banana, until very wet and whisk in the egg + milk.

  4. Mix in buckwheat flour, groats, honey, cinnamon, vanilla + chia seeds, until well combined.

  5. Stir in the baking powder.

  6. Stir in the strawberries.

  7. Pour into greased dish + even out.

  8. Bake for ~30min.  Test with a toothpick to ensure it’s done.

  9. Top with sliced banana + anything else you like.

*I have subbed a flax egg for a real egg and it does work, although the texture + taste are a bit different.

*You can also use oat flour instead of buckwheat flour, by grinding rolled, steel cut, or whole oat groats.  Use 5T instead of 1/4 flour + 1T groats.

*This recipe is just barely sweet.  Buckwheat is much more bland in flavor than oat flour.  If you like things sweeter, add more to the mix or add when it’s done baking.

*”Toasted buckwheat” or “kasha” is not the same as raw buckwheat groats.  Raw groats are light tan/yellow/green in color and have a very mild flavor.  Toasted, or kasha, has a very toasted/burnt flavor, that I do not recommend for this recipe.

It was very moist on the inside, which a nice thick crunchy crust.  The texture is a little muffin-like, a little breakfast bread-like and a lot delicious.

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In other news…

We have window trim!!!  It still needs to be painted, but I am in love with it.

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It’s very simple + similar to the style of trim that was originally in the house.  I wanted to keep some of the 1940’s charm throughout the house and the trim was the perfect way to make that happen.

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My uncle has also been working on the 3rd bedroom closet.  If you remember, we were extending it out, so we can fit the washer + dryer on the left half of it.  We’re going to stack the units and then use the other 1/2 to store excess clothes.  The w/d used to be located in the kitchen, which was no bueno.

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I also organized the 2nd bedroom.  You can actually walk in now and access the packed boxes and closet!  It’s hard to tell here, but this is so much more organized than a few days ago.

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And in other news…

We got a fun package from my parents today!

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Loaded with Easer + house warming goodies.  I’ll be sharing the details soon!  My dad did the shopping + the wrapping + I am quite impressed. :)

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Time to get my sleep on.  Busy day tomorrow, installing backsplash!!  Hopefully we don’t screw it up! :)


Reader Comments (66)

I'm already hungry but this post is making me hungrier hehe! oh my~~so curious to see what's inside the pretty wrappers! :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie@fitforthesoul

I love those baked breakfast recipes from you!
I made it with rhubarb instead of strawberries and it tasted good too.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTine

Ooh, rhubarb sounds really great. Hmm. :)

Awww, what a sweet package! Love the pink & purple wrapping paper :)

And the slippy slidy PB...that's the BEST way to enjoy it! sort of warm and gooey!

Ahh! This breakfast looks perfect. Definitely making it for my boyfriend; he loves strawberry + banana too!
What a fun package from your parents. Happy Easter!

I just had strawberries yesterday for the first time in a year! They were so good! The bake looks amazing. I made strawberry bread last year and I loved it. The windows look great!

Your buckwheat bake sound delish. I think I am ready to start exploring different grains after seeing so many amazing things in blog world!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait @ Beyond Bananas

I love the strawberry banana combo, especially topped with melting pb!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

This looks delishhhhhh! I am trying this for sure! I alwayssss crave bread and something substantial and this would totally do the trick :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlly (oatsandspice)

Loving the trim and of course, I love the bake! I did a strawberry version a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious. Didn't add banana though.. I guess I'll have to do that, another buckwheat bake? Twist my arm!

You've done it again, hon!
You make me want to have a second breakfast. :)

Anyway, I think I finally got the hang of it, though the photos don't do the breakfast bake justice.

Rice in a breakfast bake? Total awesomesauce. <3

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorri

Your Easter package is so cute! I'm sure it is loaded with tons of good stuff.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly @ The Runny Egg

there definitely is nothing wrong with slippery PB! :P

it's so cute that your parents sent you Easter goodies! :)

I need to get on these buckwheat bakes ASAP! So many variations!! You have the cutest parents in the world! I stopped getting easter presents when I was like 10...except for the chocolate stash I buy for myself hehehe
Good luck with the backsplash, i'm sure it will turn out fine :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Love the pictures of the peanut butter dollop sliding off the buckwheat bake! Mmmm melty pb :)

That does look like an incredible buckwheat bake. I have tried so many of your combos, but this one looks like it is just what late Spring ordered. Too bad I do have strawberries but just ran out of buckwheat. I am sure you are starting to feel more sane as things in your house get organized. I am looking forward to seeing your completed kitchen.

Ohhh that bake looks amazing! The melting peanut butter on top just makes it even better! Your kitchen looks beautiful, by the way!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Ashley, a blueberry buckwheat bake is in the oven as I type. After a month of furiously petitioning my local Whole Foods to stock raw groats (without success), I laughed when I just happened to spy them tucked behind the cereal in my neighborhood grocery. Go figure.

I like that your recipe is so flexible; I've fiddled with proportions and spices and toppings, loving each iteration. I can imagine making several at a time and popping them in the freezer to have on frantic Monday mornings. Thanks for sharing!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterddu

I'm so excited to see what's in the wrappers!!

May I ask, what is the square footage of your home? It's just about what we're looking for as far as space :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah - Recipe Love

Mmmm, I love strawberry + banana combo, too! Isn't it just the best and so comforting? The two go together like PB&J :)
I tried that combo with coconut butter a few weeks ago- it was so yummy!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia

Aaah the world of the Buckwheat Bake! These have gone into heavy rotation for breakfast duty. My hubs is training for his first marathon (and he is doing it minimal shoe style too-no injuries..)Today I asked him to pay attention to how long it kept him full for. He reckoned a full 4 hours and man can he can EAT! Love 'em. Will be all over a strawberry version when the local strawbs hit the stores. Congrats on all the work you have done on your house. Very dedicated!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

Ohh yumness. Strawberries and bananas make my favorite fruit combination. I bet that buckwheat bake would be out-of-this world delicious if you blended a frozen bananer and frozen strawberries and drizzled the fruity ice cream on top. Just sayin' ;)

The window trim looks GREAT! So nice looking. Best of luck with the backsplash - I'm sure you'll do fine. Can't wait to see pictures and see your Easter loot.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarcella

I love your photos! They are just so beautiful!
I wanted to let you know that I included this recipe on my recipe swap post this morning. Congratulations and have a great day!
Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama

Mmmmm...there is nothing better than warm, melted peanut butter. Nothing.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Teenage Taste

Mmmmhhhh fresh strawberries! They are not in season here yet, but I am longing to taste them again:) I soo wish we had here chia seeds, but unfortunately they do not sell them around in my country. I just have to stick with flaxseeds as the next best alternative:/

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLenna

Ashley, I love your house. I love that you're making it your own. It inspires me. I've been in this house almost two years, and I haven't done even half of the things I've had "ideas" about. I just need to get off my lazy butt and do something about it. Hahaha.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Just wanted you to know that you've started a buckwheat obsession over here! You inspired (vegan) buckwheat blueberry zucchini muffins, and it's kinda sorta not OK that all 12 were gone in less than a week.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (quick cook rice)

Katie, do you have the recipe for your buckwheat blueberry zucchini muffins? I was scanning your blog [which is awesome, btw], and couldn't see it. They sound amazing x 10000000.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Hi Michelle! Thanks! I do have the recipe and I plan to put it up on the blog today or tomorrow! I need to try it one more time before it's blog worthy (plus, I want another excuse to eat them!). I'll let you know when they're up!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (quick cook rice)

Thanks Michelle!! All in all it's been a really fun + exciting process!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

1T of ground flaxseed will do the trick in a buckwheat bake! :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you so much Tasha!!!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much!! Yeah...just about ready to get started. Fingers crossed!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Banana fro-yo on top?? Oh yes...yum!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That's awesome!! It makes me so excited to hear comments like this. Thanks for letting me know!! :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It's about 1015sqft. Very small!! But nice + open...perfect size right now. :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Haha..that is pretty funny!! So glad you're enjoying them!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You can definitely freeze and reheat, too! I've done it myself. :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Awesome!! So glad you're liking the bakes! :) I'm looking forward to a completed kitchen as well. hehe

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Looks + sounds fabulous!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

This will definitely satisfy a bready-substantial breakfast craving!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It's really fun when you start. :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yay!! Thanks for letting me know you're enjoying the bakes! :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Your breakfast bakes always looks sooo perfect, I love it...even with the sliding peanut butter :)

Love getting packages from the parents, although my dad usually sends lots of oranges and grapefruit, haha

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPure2raw twins

Ohhh my gosh..that melty peanut butter is amazing!! I haven't tried a buckwheat bake simply because I have no idea where to even get buckwheat, but it does look delicious!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Bites and Bliss

OMG. That peanut butter... there are no words.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Wow you've managed to make your already delicious buckwheat bake even better! I love strawberries + bananas. Best combo :D

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

Haha, I love the melting pnut butter pictures. :)

Looks deeeelicious

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan @ moments of mmm

HI! you definitely came into the med last night and i definitely spotted you but was way too shy to say anything hahah. i work there and i actually recognized your husband first and then i saw you and realized. so cool!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterari

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