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Chocolate vs. Vanilla: The Great Debate

We’re chocolate girls through and through.

Nine times out of ten, if chocolate is an option, you can be sure that we will choose it over anything else.

But even the craziest chocoholics get a hankrin’ for vanilla sometimes, right?  So what do you do when you want both?


Because who says that chocolate and vanilla can’t live together in harmony in the same delicious little breakfast cake?

Yes, this is a chocolate-vanilla marble buckwheat bake.  Maybe chocolate and vanilla have had a rocky relationship in the past, always being pitted against one another in the race for favouritism, but we think that this buckwheat bake is changing things.  As a matter-of-fact, we think they could even be friends now!

But even the most radical of buckwheat bakes are not complete without some kind of topping…

Enter chocolate-protein frosting.  Yumm 🙂

Here’s the quick and easy steps to making a marble buckwheat bake:

1. Make 1 recipe of vanilla batter and one of chocolate. (you could try doing a half of each, but that would require half an egg, which is too finicky for our liking!) Besides, wouldn’t you like to have one left over for tomorrow’s breakfast?

2. Once you have both batters ready, drop spoonfuls of each batter into your prepared dish, alternating between the vanilla and the chocolate.

3. Using a knife, carefully swirl the two flavours together, being careful not to blend them, as the chocolate will cover up the vanilla, since its darker.


Chocolate and vanilla, living in harmony 🙂

So today, we encourage you to forget which one you prefer, give chocolate and vanilla a chance to co-exist, and dig in…

Because there are too many other things in life that are more important than deciding between two delicious flavours. 🙂

Chocolate-Vanilla Buckwheat Bake

Prep time: 5 min

Bake Tim: 30 min

Serves: 2


For the chocolate:

1/4 c. buckwheat flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp buckwheat groats
1/2 banana, mashed
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

For the vanilla:

1/4 c. oat flour (we thought buckwheat flour would be too dark)
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp buckwheat groats or steel-cut oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, mashed
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup


In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients for each flavour separately.  Combine the wet ingredients for each flavour in a small bowl (again keeping them separate).

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.

Spoon each batter into 2 greased oven-proof dishes, alternating between the flavours, as above, and swirl.

Bake at 350C for 30-35 minutes, or until the cakes are set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Which do you prefer – chocolate or vanilla? (We know, we know, after all our talk about not deciding, now we’re making you choose!)


About twosaucysisters

We are twin sisters who are on a mission to create delicious, healthy food to help others live healthier, happier lives!

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