Did you know that buckwheat isn’t wheat… it’s a seed. I didn’t either!
This naturally gluten-free seed is nutrient dense and is high both in protein and fiber. #boom
Buckwheat seeds, also called “groats” are packed with nutrients and antioxidants (rutin, tannins, and catchin) and are often referred to as a “superfood”. They are also a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals all with relatively few calories. What else do you need in life?!
This high fiber and easily digestible food has become one of my favorite breakfast staples lately. I’m tired of oatmeal (which isn’t that healthy anyway). This yummy porridge is a perfect dish to mix up your weekly mornings with! #mixitup
Let’s do this.
BUT FIRST! SOAK YOUR BUCKWHEAT!! Oh and always source organic grouts. See my favorite brand here.
2 cups buckwheat (soak overnight or minimum of 8 hours)
1/2 tsp sea salt (1/4 for soaking and 1/4 for porridge)
1 1/2 cup nut milk
2 tsp of raw unfiltered honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkles of cinnamon (I like a lot and use about 1/2 tsp)
1/2 cup chopped berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and/or raspberries)
1/8 cup chopped organic raw walnuts
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp freshly ground flax seeds
Sub maple syrup or coconut palm sugar for honey
1/2 chopped banana
Soak 2 cups of buckwheat groats overnight in filtered water with 1 tsp of sea salt (important as this is the third time I’ve mentioned it). In the morning drain and rinse the groats. They tend to be slimy so rinsing well is key.
Once rinsed place in a medium sized sauce pan and fill with water about 2 inches above the groat line.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally and test after 5 minutes. Once the groats are fluffy and soft turn off heat. Drain some of the water.
In another sauce pan slowly and gently heat about a cup of nut milk of your choice. Once warm add about 1-1/2 cups of cooked and drained groats to that sauce pan.
Stir in vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and honey. Stir to heat for about 1 minute (don’t boil).
Serve over chopped berries and top with raw organic walnuts and any other optional toppings.
Save the rest of the groats to add to salads, a stir-fry, or mix into a soup or stew. Options are endless!
Do you eat buckwheat? Do tell!
Live Hippily… and don’t be a grout.