I rolled with a buckwheat bake this morning and piled on the toppings. What is that massive mound on top? That would be coconut creme with a little chocolate chip cookie dough almond butter on top!
I first saw the coconut cream on HEAB’s blog, who found it on Sarena’s blog. All you do is whisk milk + coconut flour together and voila, you have a delicious topping for oats, pancakes, buckwheat bakes, etc. For this single serving I used:
- 2T coconut flour
- 1/4c almond milk
Stir together for about 30sec until it gets nice and thick. Instant creamy topping! Coconut flour is filled with fiber, so be careful how much you use!
This was also topped with coconut butter and filled with cherries. Delish! I made an oven-baked version, which can be found on my recipe page, along with the all of the microwave bake versions.
My main goal today was to get the dining room cabinet built and up off the floor.
This will be the cabinet location.
The cabinet will serve 2 purposes. Kitchen glass/plate overflow + linen storage. Yes, we are putting linens in our dining room cabinet. It was my best solution to get around not having a linen closet. There is also no room in the hallway for a cabinet, so this was the next best thing.
Woohoo, on all 4 legs. I got it together and up all by myself. Chris made the drawers the other night, which probably took longer than making the cabinet!
I love it!! And it matches our bedroom furniture. It’s another piece from the Hemnes line at Ikea. The linens will go in the drawers and plates/glasses on the shelves. I’m going to store prettier things in this cabinet like wine glasses, bodum glasses, etc.
After that was done, I ran some errands by bike, got back home + started more building. Couch time! We sold our couch [wouldn’t fit at the new house] about 2 months back and are really sick of the bed-couch. It got old, really fast. We’re still not quite ready to move the bed into the 3rd bedroom, but I decided to start building despite that.
We chose the Karlstad couch from Ikea, and went with a loveseat and chaise, that will be attached. We also have a separate Karlstad chair. Tonight, I build the chaise.
Hopefully tomorrow, I’ll be able to get the couch together + connect the 2 pieces together. One step closer! While building, I decided I just had to do something in lieu of Cinco de Mayo. But what to make in a pinch? More bread! I can spare 5min to throw this together, pop it in the oven, and continue to build furniture.
Time for a twist!
I spiced things up a bit tonight. A little smoky, a little peppery, a little spicy. This turned out to be comforting + delicious, especially with avocado smeared on top!
7 Spice “Bread”
- 1/2c + 2T raw buckwheat flour [ground from raw buckwheat in a blender – not Kasha or toasted buckwheat]
- 1/2c + 2T raw millet flour [ground from whole millet in a blender]
- 2T chia seeds
- 2T ground flax meal
- 1/2c +2T unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4c water
- 1/2t baking powder
- 1T unsweetened apple sauce
- 1T olive oil
- 1.5t sucanat [or pure cane sugar]
- 1t smoked paprika
- 1/2t garlic powder
- 1/4t onion powder
- 1/4t coriander
- 1t cumin
- 2t chili powder
- few dashed of cayenne [optional]
- 1/2t salt
- 1/4t black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375* and grease bottom + sides of a 9×9 square pan or line with parchment.
- Stir together buckwheat flour, millet flour, chia seeds, flax, baking powder, sucanat, and all spices in a medium sized bowl.
- Add in water, nut milk, applesauce + oil and stir until just combined.
- Pour into pan, and evenly spread.
- Bake for about 42-46min, until golden brown + cracked all over the top.
*Check Tuesday’s post for substitution ideas, flavor ideas, nutrition facts, flour grinding info, etc.
Love the chew!
And off to bed.
Friday!! Weeee :)