healthy buckwheat cacao-pops

We went Paleo about 5 months ago and have noticed how my little girl still craves toast and cereals after all this time. So as we are figuring this whole lifestyle change out- we decided to trial her on some buckwheat.

She’s in heaven.

There is no one size fits all for lifestyle changes and some bodies need more proteins, others more grains. It’s just a matter of trying a tiny bit and watching for any adverse reactions. As she loves cereal I decided to make her an activated buckwheat version of the high sugar, zero goodness coco-pop cereal she adores. My boy is still full Paleo as his body is thriving on it but we are mixing things up a little for my daughter. The introduction of buckwheat has not affected her one bit and she is loving cereal for breakfast again- we give her a plate of greens before she gets the cereal and I have never seen veggies disappear as fast!

This is so easy to make and I think tastes as good as the nutrient-free version, just less sickly sweet and a little more crunchy. I made a trial batch of this cereal and my girl hoovered it. This recipe makes a large batch- similar to the big boxes of supermarket cereal. I made this recipe up so it’s probably the easiest thing you will ever make- that’s how I roll…

healthy buckwheat cacao-pops!

healthy buckwheat cacao-pops!


  • 1kg organic Buckwheat grouts (unhulled)
  • 2 tbsp raw Apple Cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of raw cacao
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup of organic maple syrup (adjust to suit, start with less)


  1. Soak the buckwheat grouts in a glass bowl with filtered water. Add 2 tablespoons of the raw Apple cider vinegar and stir. Leave to soak for 8 hours at least.
  2. Rinse the buckwheat at least twice with filtered water over a sieve.
  3. In a fresh bowl mix the cacao and maple syrup with the buckwheat.
  4. Dehydrate in a dehydrator at 45°C overnight or use an oven on the lowest heat.
  5. Store in an airtight container.