Looking for a healthy breakfast recipe to kickstart your day in the best way? Packed with energy, good fats, proteins and fibre, our tasty buckwheat porridge recipe is so healthy it should be compulsory. Suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets, or when you’re kinda over bacon (yes it does happen) this is a great go-to, especially in summer when you have an action-packed day ahead of you.
Perfect if you’re planning intensive exercise, and this lovely recipe will keep your belly satisfied, and your mind and body sharp at work. So, break out the buckwheat groats and get this brilliant breaky into your bod!
Despite the deceptive name, buckwheat is not a wheat at all. It isn’t even a grain. So what is it?
This unsung superfood hero is actually a seed from the Fagopyrum Esculentum plant (don’t ask me to pronounce that). These seeds, known as groats, are rich in protein, fibre and antioxidants, as well as a bunch of handy vitamins and minerals. They’re a fantastic gluten-free alternative to standard oats which can be tougher to digest. Buckwheat flour is perfect as a base for your fav baked goods, noodles and pancakes.
What are the Health Benefits of Buckwheat?
- Fight Free Radicals
- Improve Heart Health
- Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
- Reduce Hypertension
- Fight Against Cancer
- Reduce Inflammation
- Aid Digestion
Buckwheat groats are also a winning prebiotic looking out for your good gut bacteria. Are you convinced to get on the buckwheat bandwagon? Great! Let’s get on with the recipe.
Buckwheat Porridge Recipe Ingredients
½ Cup Organic Buckwheat Groats
1.5 Cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk
2 Tsp Maple Syrup
Rocket (or baby spinach)
Buckwheat Porridge Breakfast Recipe
- To really soften the groats and add an extra burst of flavour we soak our groats overnight in coconut milk in the fridge. Add a tiny dash of vanilla essence into the mix and ensure the mixture is in a covered container.
- In the morning, stir your mixture and add to a saucepan. Stir on low heat for 10-12 minutes, adding dashes of water or milk if you need to, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.
- Remove from the heat, stir in maple syrup and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Fry your eggs just the way you love em. If you prefer your tomatoes softened, toss them into the pan briefly at the end
- Divide porridge into bowls and top with your egg
- Garnish with rocket, tomatoes and feta cheese
- Season with your favourite seasoning mix
Your beautiful buckwheat brekky is served. Enjoy!
Very Vegan Alternatives
Our vegan friends can substitute the egg for avocado, or your favourite fruits. To replace the feta, crumble ‘tofu feta’ or your favourite nuts will sub nicely.