Healthy Coco Pops

 

Yes, believe it! A healthy version of your favourite sneaky snack. It’s crunchy and chocolatey and oh so good.

I came across this recipe yesterday from Whole foods Simply (so many wonderful recipes) and was intrigued by the simplicity of it.

The thought of making Coco Pops had never entered my mind so I was really excited by it. This recipe opens up a pandoras box of ideas to use this with; mix with crushed nuts and flattened rice for a light snack, use it as a crunchy topping for cakes and ice creams, add some coconut and dried fruit for a tropical hit or just straight up in a bowl with cold milk … so many delicious ideas.

Ingredients

1 cup buckwheat

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp honey

3 tsp cacao or cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

sprinkling of salt

Method

Pre heat oven to 165°C / 350°F

Rinse the buckwheat under cold water and leave to drain.

Place the coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder into a bowl large enough the hold the cup of rinsed buckwheat. Place the bowl into the microwave and heat for 10 seconds, remove, stir and repeat till the cocoa mixture is combined.

Add the vanilla and stir to combine.

Pour the buckwheat into the bowl and mix together with the cocoa/vanilla mixture.

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Pour out onto a lined baking tray and spread out evenly.

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Cook for 7 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the salt over the buckwheat, stir and place back in the oven and cook for another 7 minutes.

Remove one last time, stir and place back into the oven. Cook for 3 minutes.

Remove and leave to cool.

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Healthy Coco Pops
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Modern
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkling of salt
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 165°C / 350°F
  2. Rinse the buckwheat under cold water and leave to drain.
  3. Place the coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder into a bowl large enough the hold the cup of rinsed buckwheat. Place the bowl into the microwave and heat for 10 seconds, remove, stir and repeat till the cocoa mixture is combined.
  4. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the buckwheat into the bowl and mix together with the cocoa/vanilla mixture.
  6. Pour out onto a lined baking tray and spread out evenly.
  7. Cook for 7 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the salt over the buckwheat, stir and place back in the oven and cook for another 7 minutes.
  9. Remove one last time, stir and place back into the oven. Cook for 3 minutes.
  10. Remove and leave to cool.

 

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