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SWEET & SAVOURY BUCKWHEAT BREKKIE BOWLS (stove top)

I am a diehard oatmeal fan, but I also love to switch things up and enjoyother grain and grain-free porridge alternatives. Here I cooked some buckwheat groats and used them to make both sweet and savoury breakfast bowls.

Despite what the name implies, buckwheat is NOT wheat. It is actually a pseudo grain — a gluten-free seed with grain-like characteristics — that is safe for individuals with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Buckwheat is rich in minerals and antioxidants, as well as fibre and plant-based protein.

COOKED BUCKWHEAT GROATS, READY FOR TOPPINGS

COOKED BUCKWHEAT GROATS, READY FOR TOPPINGS

Ingredients for approximately 2 cups cooked groats:

  • 1 cup dry buckwheat groat

  • cold water for soaking

  • 1 1/2 cups bone broth or water

  • 1 cup canned organic coconut milk

  • optional sweet porridge add-ins/toppings: stir in Nuzest Clean Lean protein powder, cinnamon and sweetener & top with coconut chips, diced fruit or berries, and cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips, or toppings of choice

  • optional savoury toppings: microgreens, hemp seeds, diced avocado or guacamole, smoked salmon, fresh herbs, crunchy roasted lentils or chickpeas, poached or soft-boiled egg, sautéed mushrooms, smoked salt & pepper, or toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. Soak buckwheat groats in cold water overnight. Rinse and drain.

  2. Combine pre-soaked groats, broth/water, and coconut milk in a medium pot over medium-high heat.

  3. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender, approximately 10 minutes.

Serve with your choice of sweet or savoury toppings. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days and enjoyed cold or reheated before serving.

Vanilla Berry Buckwheat Brekkie Bowls: Cooked buckwheat mixed with  Nuzest  Clean Lean protein, maca, pure vanilla extract,  Lakanto  monkfruit sweetener, and cashew butter. Topped with fresh raspberries, cacao nibs, chocolate coconut chips, and a drizzle of coconut milk.

Vanilla Berry Buckwheat Brekkie Bowls: Cooked buckwheat mixed with Nuzest Clean Lean protein, maca, pure vanilla extract, Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, and cashew butter. Topped with fresh raspberries, cacao nibs, chocolate coconut chips, and a drizzle of coconut milk.