Buckwheat and Oat Pancakes

Holiday season is upon us and what better way to spend some quality time with your favorite peeps than with a cozy and delicious recipe? This pancake recipe will make you SWOON. The perfect compliment to a slow wintery morning.

I mean c’mon just look at how amazing that stack looks?! Breakfast will forever and always be my favorite meal of the day. Thank you @cacaoforcoconuts_ for this lovely recipe!

Buckwheat and Oat Pancakes

Buckwheat and Oat Pancakes

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nothing looks and sounds more scrumptious than Buckwheat and Oat Pancakes, am I right?! Just take a look at that tall stack right there. I'm drooling. Seriously.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup original lil bucks
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup nut milk (I used maple pecan milk)

Instructions

  1. Blend buckwheat and oats to a flour.
  2. Add in other ingredients and blend.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat with some oil.
  4. Make pancakes!
    

Notes

Makes 2 servings

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Blueberry Strawberry Swirl Bowl

Just. Look. At. That. Swirl. Like are we kidding?! Danielle has officially outdone herself. And I swear I say that every time she comes out with a new recipe for us. I don’t know whether to frame a picture of this or to eat it… probably going to do both to be honest!

 

 

With all these magical veggies- spinach, cauliflower, zucchini- not to mention dates, strawberries and blueberries…. you’ll practically leap out of bed to devour this bad boy. No bad mornings over here.

Blueberry Strawberry Swirl Bowl

Blueberry Strawberry Swirl Bowl

Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Berries, berries, berries and MORE berries! Honestly I think berries are easily some of the most underrated pieces of fruit. Seriously! And let me tell you, this recipe is an ode to the beautiful and delicious berries out there.

Ingredients

  • * Spinach
  • * seed mix
  • * 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • * 1/2 cup frozen steamed zucchini
  • * 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • * 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • * Protein
  • * Cinnamon
  • * 2 dates
  • * Water (3/4 - 1 cup)
  • * Some fresh cucumber

Instructions

    Blend and top with coconut yogurt, Nut butter, Granola, banana and matcha lil bucks

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Peanut Butta Crunchy Snowballs

Hello, super easy holiday recipe, packed with REAL food! This takes about 10 minutes to make, then just freeze and enjoy. We tested these on a Thanksgiving crowd and THEY WERE A HIT.

Obviously the snowballs aren’t perfect but they really symbolize how it’s hardly ever a White Christmas anyways. You can always see some of the ground underneath, yeah? We don’t mind the peanut butter being exposed. We in fact want that. Yum!!

Crunchy Peanut Butter Snowballs

Crunchy Peanut Butter Snowballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of date syrup (can sub maple syrup)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bag Cacao Lil Bucks
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • Optional: Edible Gold Stars

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the PB, date syrup, coconut flour, 3/4 cups of the Lil Bucks and vanilla extract until a sticky, but moldable dough forms.
    2. Let the dough sit for a couple minutes to become nice and moldable. In the meantime you can melt the chocolate being sure not to burn it.
    3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. This will make 18-24 balls depending on the size you roll them.
    4. Drizzle the white chocolate on top. You can dip the balls in the chocolate too using a spoon-whatever floats your boat.
    5. Sprinkle the remaining Cacao Lil Bucks on top for an extra crunch. This is when you can also add nice edible gold stars for a sparkle!
    6. Pop in the freezer for 30 minutes, and enjoy!  

Notes

Store in freezer.

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Chocolate Protein Oats with Lil Bucks Crunch

Nothing beats a warm bowl of oats to cozy up with on a cool fall morning. This recipe is jam packed with comfort and nutrition- the perfect duo to start your day off on the right foot.

 

 

Danielle always come in clutch with her protein bowls and this one can definitely be added to her collection of BOMB recipes.The fruits, veggies, oats, cinnamon and protein (not to mention cacao bucks!) easily make homemade brunch the new remedy to my covid blues! I’ll be nommin’ on this all winter long!

Chocolate Protein Oats with Lil Buck crunch

Chocolate Protein Oats with Lil Buck crunch

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate protein anything is to die for. Chocolate was made to be consumed at every meal. Thank you Danielle for giving me another excuse to consume chocolate..... before 11am!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded Zucchini
  • 1 cup water
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein
  • Toppings: pear, cinnamon lil bucks, chia pudding and nut butter

Instructions

    1. Add oats, cauliflower and water to pot.
    2. Bring to a boil.
    3. While water boils, shred zucchini (I use a cheese grater)
    4. Reduce heat, add in zucchini, chocolate protein and cinnamon.
    5. Transfer to bowl and top!

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

My smoothie blender has definitely gone to great use thanks to Danielle’s absolutely jaw dropping delicious recipes. I simply cannot resist her fruit and veggie jam packed smoothies. This recipe is next on the breakfast line up for this week!

 

 

 

I mean just take a look at the roster of ingredients for this smoothie bowl: coconut yogurt, cauliflower, banana, green apples, strawberries, beets, spinach, romaine… the list goes on and on. With all of this newfound time at home, we can always count on Danielle for constantly refreshing our breakfast options. No better way to make use of this time than to take care of ourselves, am I right?

Strawberry Beet

Strawberry Beet

Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

With both strawberry and beet in the name, you're sure in for a nutritious treat. This smoothie bowl recipe is better than any multivitamin you could take.... EVER. It has all the goods and is for sure going to leave you glowing all day long!

Ingredients

  • * Spinach
  • * Romaine
  • * 1/2 cup steamed then frozen beet
  • * 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • * 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • * A couple steamed, then frozen zucchini coins
  • * 1/4 Green apple
  • * 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • * 1 tiny scoop shilijit
  • * 2 tbsp seed cycling blend
  • * 1 scoop original protein
  • * 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • * 3/4 cup liquid
  • * Cinnamon

Instructions

    Blend and top with cacao cluster bucks, granola and nut butter!!

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Chocolate PB Bowl

Dessert for breakfast? Always a good idea. Danielle has whipped up an another amazing recipe that tastes like a dreamsicle but loaded with tons of hidden veggies!

This Chocolate PB Bowl tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but has the nutritional benefits of a bunch of green vegetables. Honestly, what is better than that? Danielle loads this smoothie up with cauliflower, spinach, cucumber, banana, purple potatoes… all the goods! Everything you need to jump start you into a great day.

Chocolate PB Bowl

Chocolate PB Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with the hidden nutritional benefit of a bowl of veggies. Nothing better, am I right?

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup roasted frozen purple potato
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen cucumber (no skin)
  • 1 cup liquid (water or plant-based milk)
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate protein
  • 1 tsp reishi
  • 1/2 tsp Chaga
  • 1 spoonful PB
  • Handful of spinach

Instructions

    1. Blend to desired thickness, adding more liquid as needed.
    2. Transfer to a bowl. Add a PB swirl.
    3. Top with chocolate, Cacao Lil Bucks and whatever else!

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Pumpkin Maple Buckwheat with Protein Fluff

When I look at this bowl I think of a morning spent watching New Girl and nomming on this. I mean Nick says “It’s perfectly fine to watch TV all day.” So yeah, I’m going to take him up on that, but not before I make this beautiful breakfast bowl. Thanks to our friend Danielle of @cacaoforcoconuts_ for the recipe!

If a fall recipe doesn’t have pumpkin and maple, is it really a fall recipe? I mean c’mon now that pumpkin pie spice is to die for! Combine that with the superfood nutritional power of buckwheat and voila! Bliss in a bowl.

Pumpkin Maple Buckwheat with Protein Fluff

Pumpkin Maple Buckwheat with Protein Fluff

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Pumpkin and maple together = power duo. And add the protein fluff and you have yourself fuel to keep you going all day long!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup original lil bucks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp maple butter (or syrup or date syrup)
  • Generous amount of pumpkin pie spice
  • Protein fluff
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla Sprout Living)
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp water

Instructions

    1. In a small pot, bring 1/2 cup lil bucks and 3/4 cup water to a boil.
    2. Make protein fluff by combining water and protein powder!
    3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes. The buckwheat will absorb a lot of the liquid.
    4. Stir in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and sweeter of choice (I used maple butter, maple syrup would be great too).
    5. Transfer to a bowl and top. Pictured with protein fluff and pecan butter!

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Hormone Balancing Chia Fluff

Pumpkin. Yogurt. Banana. Maca. Need I say more? This Hormone Balancing Chia Fluff packs a nutritious punch full of vitamins and minerals that’ll help regulate hormonal health. Our hormonal guru Maddie from @madelinescookbook shares her delicious recipe that’ll give your body everything you need going into this fall and winter season!

 

 

 

I want my breakfast to look this good everyday. I need to hire Maddie to be my personal chef from now on. What do you say, Maddie?

Hormone Balancing Chia Fluff

Hormone Balancing Chia Fluff

Pumpkin every day all day throughout October and November am I right? This fall inspired Hormone Balancing Chia Fluff by @madelinescookbook is The. Fall. Breakfast. Bonus points if you can make it look as photogenic as Maddie does!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup @so_delicious coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp @navitasorganics ground chia
  • 1/4 cup @sprouts organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp @shopkarenberries maca
  • 1 scoop @nuzest_usa chocolate protein
  • 1/4 cup @nutsolaofficial cacao almond
  • 1/4 cup cacao lil bucks

Instructions

  1. Place everything in the bowl in the order of the ingredients and enjoy!

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Veggie Meatball Pasta

Introducing Veggie Plantball Pasta a la Anneka! There is nothing sexier than a big bowl of delicious and nutritious carbs. WE. LOVE. CARBS. Anneka from @tastyteaspoon creates a yummy vegetarian take on the classic pasta and meatballs.

 

 

 

Way too many yummy ingredients in this recipe. You’ve got chickpeas, flaxseed, breadcrumbs, OG lil bucks to name a few. Wow I’m way too excited about this dinner recipe!

Veggie Plantball Pasta

Veggie Plantball Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Wow isn't this a beaut? It's like Anneka @atastyteaspoon can read my mind. I have been craving nothing but warm delicious comfort food. And this one checks all the boxes and keeps you on track toward achieving your health goals!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp @lovelilbucks original sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - or to taste
  • 1 box of your favorite pasta + sauce

Instructions

    1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

    2. Make your flax seed "eggs" - mix 2.5 tablespoons of ground flax seed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.

    3. Mix together the chickpeas and flax seed eggs.

    4. Mix in the remaining ingredients. If the mixture is too sticky, add more breadcrumbs half a tablespoon at a time. If too dry, add a little chickpea liquid or oil.

    5. Form the chickpea mixture into meatballs and place onto a parchment-lined baking dish.

    6. In a 450 degree oven, bake the chickpea meatballs for 20-25 minutes, turning over halfway through.

    7. Add these plant-balls to your favorite pasta + sauce combo and enjoy!

    that’s it *chefs kiss*

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Anneka's Dreamy Protein Pancakes

You know that happy blissful feeling you get after you’ve had the best, most filling meal ever? A mood right?! I am definitely feeling that way after eating a stack of these bad boys.

 

 

 

These protein packed pancakes will fuel all of your adventures from hiking, running, and swimming to a lazy Sunday in bed. These pancakes make breakfast easily the best meal of the day.

Anneka's Dreamy Protein Pancakes

Anneka's Dreamy Protein Pancakes

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Start you morning off on right with these protein-packed (and flavor-packed) p'cakes. Run a marathon! Go rock climbing! Or even enjoy these bad boys as you lay in bed enjoying a Harry Potter movie marathon. These pancakes are the perfect fuel for whatever your day may bring you. Thank you Anneka from @tastyteaspoon for sharing with us this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup cacao @lovelilbucks
  • 2 medium ripe banana
  • 2 eggs (or sub flax eggs)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Toppings: cacao @lovelilbucks , bleubs, @justins PB

Instructions

    1. Add all of the ingredients (EXCEPT the lil'bucks) to a blender and blend until smooth.
    2. Add 1/2 of the lil'bucks (1/8 cup)
    3. Lightly coat pan with oil + place over medium heat.
    4. Add 1/2 cup of batter to the griddle for each pancake and cook for 1-2 minutes until pancakes slightly puff up.
    5. Plate your p'cakes and top with melted PB, blueberries, and the other 1/8 cup of cacao lil'bucks.

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