This is a healthy Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle recipe that is perfect for a vegan diet. It’s refined-sugar free and a great snack.

Raw Vegan Recipe

This recipe I’m absolutely loving from the raw food world is what I’m calling Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle. It is crunchy, light and sweet and it tastes like brittle or toffee to me. I experimented using just dates and a combination of dates and stevia, so I will post both versions and let you decide which version to try. Also, I only tried making it in the dehydrator, but I found some instructions for making it in the oven.

Recipe Steps

Step One

First, you start by soaking raw buckwheat groats in water for at least several hours (I often just let them sit overnight on my counter). Raw buckwheat groats can usually be found in the bulk section of a natural foods store.

Rinse and drain them well after soaking (these pictures are for a single batch but the recipe is doubled):

raw buckwheat groats in a bowl

Step Two

Next, make the chocolate sauce! I blended dates, water, almond butter, vanilla extract and cacao or carob powder in a high-speed blender and poured it over the groats:

Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle from Carrie on Living | www.cleaneatingkitchen.com

Step Three

I then stirred together the groats and the sauce and poured it out onto two drying sheets (or two baking sheets if you are going to use the oven):

Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle from Carrie on Living | www.cleaneatingkitchen.com

I let mine dehydrate at 115 degrees F overnight for about 12 hours. When it came out, it looked like this:

Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle from Carrie on Living | www.cleaneatingkitchen.com

Okay, maybe it’s not the prettiest recipe, but dang it was tasty!

Step Four

Break it up and serve.

Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle from Carrie on Living | www.cleaneatingkitchen.com

I’m already onto a second double-batch of this brittle, it is that good.

Here’s the doubled recipe:

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Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA/MPH
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is a healthy Chocolate Buckwheat Brittle recipe that is perfect for a vegan diet. It’s refined-sugar free and a great snack.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats, soaked for several hours and then rinsed, drained and dehydrated at 115 degrees F for 68 hours
  • 20 large dates or 10 large dates and 20 drops of liquid stevia
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted almond butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened non-dairy milk if using dates to sweeten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder or carob powder

Instructions

  1. Place dehydrated groats in a medium bowl and blend other ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk if necessary to blend.
  2. Pour liquid over groats and stir to combine.
  3. Pour onto two drying or baking sheets and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 12 hours.
  4. If using the oven, bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes, breaking it up as it dries.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Dehydrator
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 50

Keywords: buckwheat in the dehydrator to make chocolate brittle

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