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.
- 1 cup buckwheat groats, rinsed
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup milk, to serve
- 2 Tbsp nuts or seeds, to garnish
- Berries, bananas, or other fruit of choice
- A few spoonfuls of Fruit Compote, optional, but delicious!
- 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
- 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.