“You want a bite?” I kindly asked. He did.
After chewing thoughtfully, he told me, “I don’t like it.”
“Why?” I asked, “Because it’s buckwheat?”
“No, it doesn’t have any sweet in it.”
“Well, that’s because it’s for breakfast!”
And his snide reply?
“Oh, excuse me. I forgot you’re a stickler for ‘no sweets for breakfast.'”
Dessert for breakfast.
Fine. I’ll just eat the whole thing myself. Topped with peanut butter… and chocolate… Because he’s right. I believe breakfast is the best time to consume sweets. (The next best time is nap-time.)
Some of my favorites are:
- Banana Nut Butter Donuts
- Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl
- Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- Almond Wanut Apple Crisp
No sharing required.
If your spouse is like mine, feel free to enjoy all of the non-sweetness of this wonderful breakfast alone. You might have to watch out for kids, though. Because even if you’re husband is like mine, your kids will still probably want to eat all your buckwheat breakfast brownie.
I guess that’s just #momlife though, eh?
Also note to all you toddler-mom bakers: check for bouncy balls before scooping out the buckwheat flour…
Buckwheat breakfast brownie.
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Buckwheat Breakfast Brownie
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
1 heaping tablespoon flax meal
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (I like to make my own)
6 tablespoons applesauce or mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla (I like to make my own)
6 tablespoons – 1/2 cup water (less water if using applesauce, more if using banana)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 banana, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped dairy-free chocolate (I love to use my homemade honey-sweetened chocolate chunks!)
Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease a 6-inch baking dish or pie plate.
Whisk together dry ingredients, then make a little well in the center.
Add remaining ingredients to the well, then mix quickly and thoroughly.
Pour and smooth into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brownie springs back when lightly touched.
Spread with peanut butter and sliced banana, and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
Adapted from Edible Perspective.
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Oh my goodness. I need this in my life. I also love Jesus, chocolate and want someone else to do my laundry. And I’m ALSO oat-intolerant. It’s like we’re sisters from another mother! No kids of our own, but the neighborhood kids always seem to end up on our doorstep.
This looks big enough for two people for breakfast. Now i have to run to the store to buy bananas……
Haha! Glad to ‘meet’ you, sister. 😉 I think this is big enough for two, though I can’t get my hubby to share it with me so I always eat it myself (oh darn!). 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
Brownie for breakfast :O this is amazing Raia! I love that it is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free…that ticks all my boxes! I’ve pinned this recipe because I know I’ll definitely be trying this soon! (And I’ll watch out for those bouncy balls in the buckwheat flour hahaha they get everywhere!)
Haha! Yes, they do. 😉 I hope you enjoy the brownie if you get a chance to make it! I love having healthy treats for breakfast. They make rough mornings a little better. 😉
Wow! You are speaking my language with this breakfast recipe 🙂 Chocolate and peanut butter?! YUM!! Pinning for later.
Haha! Thanks, Sammi! 🙂
Oh. My. Goodness…did you really just share a recipe for a BREAKFAST BROWNIE? It’s official, you’re my very favorite gluten free blogger of all time. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for stopping by Inspiration Thursday this week!
Haha! Well, thanks. 😉 I enjoy making “sweets” that are healthy enough that I can eat them any time of the day. 😉 Then I don’t feel guilty…
This looks so good Raia! You know me and chocolate, I’d be happy to eat this for breakfast. And that adorable little glass with milk, so cute! Thank you for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays linky party.
Haha! Yep, chocolate makes a good breakfast. 😉 Glad to share it at Savoring Saturdays. 😉
i love how simply and easy this is, and it is still so healthy! its a wonderful combination and i’m always looking for new ways to use buckwheat, i love it! 🙂
i think this would be really goood with blueberries also! haha
I’m sure blueberries would be a delicious addition! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
That bouncy ball is hilarious… love it! And I also love that you just gave me an excuse to eat brownies for breakfast… this looks soooo delicious. Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!
However I can help, Cristina. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂 I’m always glad to share!
Buckwheat breakfast brownie looks delicious love to try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.
Glad to share, Swathi! I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to try it! 🙂
Pinned and sharing! What a delicious recipe – it’s so nice to have a sweet yet wholesome treat for breakfast. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop!
Thanks so much, April! I’m glad to be a part. 🙂
I’m liking how you make “sweets” good enough for anytime eating. 🙂 I think I could get hubby on board for a breakfast brownie!
Haha! Thanks, CJ. 😉 I wish my hubby would get on board, but until he does, I’m glad to eat the whole thing myself! 😀
Gosh I sense some sarcasm in his reply. 😉
Haha. No… Not my hubby. 😉
Wow! This looks amazing! I am just starting to learn about eating healthier. thanks for all your insight.
Thanks for linking up at FTAF
Thanks so much, Erica! I’m glad to share. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Yum! This breakfast brownie looks delicious… almost too good for breakfast 😉
Haha! Thank you, Kayla. 😉