Warm Buckwheat Porridge

Have you ever tried buckwheat for breakfast? Buckwheat is a pseudocereal grain like quinoa and amaranth, and is often easier to digest for people with sensitivities to gluten and grains. It’s highly nutritious, and has a bit of a mild, nutty flavor. It makes a nice alternative to oatmeal, and is yummy with warm milk, berries, compote, and a healthy sprinkling of nuts and seeds.

Warm Buckwheat Porridge

Grain | Protein | Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients

Grain

  • 1 cup buckwheat groats rinsed
  • 2 cups water

Protein

  • 1/2 cup milk to serve
  • 2 Tbsp nuts or seeds to garnish

Fruit

  • Berries, bananas, or other fruit of choice
  • A few spoonfuls of Fruit Compote optional, but delicious!

Seasonings

  • Desired toppings such as cacao nibs, dried berries, coconut flakes, etc.
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Dash of pumpkin or apple pie spice
  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Combine the buckwheat groats and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When it boils, reduce to a simmer and then cover the pot with a lid. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the water is fully absorbed.
  • Remove from heat, and allow the buckwheat to steam for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  • Fluff the buckwheat with a fork and add the milk, seasonings, and desired toppings.
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