Buckwheat porridge is a time-saving breakfast recipe that is made for our busy schedule. This recipe includes high energy, high fiber, and gluten-free ingredients that offer a complete balance of nutrients that are essential in our morning breakfast.
The main ingredient in this recipe is Buckwheat – which belongs to a group of foods commonly called pseudocereals (similar to quinoa and amaranth). Buckwheat has become popular as a health food due to its high mineral and antioxidant content.
I was looking for an alternative to store-bought breakfast cereals that are usually filled with sugars and preservatives. I came up with this recipe after a few trials while working with different ingredients.
The buckwheat porridge is made with toasted Buckwheat, almonds, flax seeds, oats, and coconut flakes. All the ingredients are toasted and powdered in advance which can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 months without any preservatives.
The powder is mixed with water and milk ( dairy or plant/nut-based milk) and boiled for 2 minutes in a microwave. The right ratio of powder and liquids will create a perfectly smooth, tasty, and flavorful porridge that can be eaten on the go. You can add honey or maple syrup to sweeten the porridge ( which is my preferred way to eat it) along with a topping of fruits and pistachios or dried cranberries.
There are two parts to this recipe:
Part-1: Preparing the powder in advance and storing it: Toast and grind Buckwheat, almonds, flax seeds, oats and coconut.
Part-2: Preparing the porridge and serving: Depending on the serving size, Mix the powder with water and milk, bring to boil, and serve with a topping of fruits and nuts
Please read the instructions for preparing the powder and also the porridge.
The preparation time and number of servings specified in the instructions are for the porridge powder while the cooking time is for the actual porridge. The powder is prepared in a larger quantity that can be stored in an air-tight container.
Buckwheat porridge is a time-saving breakfast recipe that is made for our busy schedule. This recipe includes high energy, high fiber, and gluten-free ingredients that offer a complete balance of nutrients that are essential in our morning breakfast. Gluten-free, fiber-rich breakfast porridge made with Buckwheat, almonds, flax seeds, oats, and coconut. A quick meal that offers an energetic start to the day.
For the porridge powder : ( to make 20 servings)
For preparing the porridge ( to make 1 serving)
Roasting the dry ingredients
Dry roast all ingredients separately on a stove using a frying pan, on the heat levels as per the below specifications :
- The buckwheat should be roasted on high heat and they can take about 20-25 mts until they change color to a darket shade and also give out a nice smell. You will also see some grouts start to split open. Keep stirring the buckwheat every 5 minutes using a spatula.
- Alternatively, you can roast the buckwheat in a convection oven at 450F for 20 mts.
- The Oats should be roasted on Medium heat and they can take about 15 mts to turn light shade of brown (if using a convection oven, roast for 15 mts at 450F)
- The almonds should be roasted on Medium heat and they can take about 15 minutes to get crispy (if using a convection oven, roast for 15 mts at 400F )
- The grated dried coconut should be roasted on low heat and they can take about 7-10 mts to turn light shade of brown
- The flaxseed should be roasted on low heat and they can take about 15 mts
NOTE : All the roasting times may vary based on oven ratings and stove flame levels. The goal of roasting the ingredients is to develop a nice flavor and also make it easy for grinding by removing all moisture.
Powdering the dry ingredients
- Using a kitchen grinder, grind and sieve each ingredient separately
- Dispose the coarse particles left out in the sieve
Preparing the porridge
- Take a microwave-safe bowl and Mix the specified ratio of porridge powder with warm water and mix well until no lumps remain
- Then add the milk and continue mixing
- When you get a uniform mixture with no lumps remaining, microwave the porridge mix for 1 minute
- Take out the bowl from the microwave and stir it. The powder will be settling at the bottom of the bowl. We need to mix it with the liquid again to get a uniform paste.
- Keep the bowl back in the microwave for another 30 seconds
- Remove the bowl. Mix well and let it cool for 5 minutes.
- You can add more milk and stir the porridge if the porridge has turned thicker than you like.
Top the porridge with sliced banana, pistachios, dried cranberries or any other dried fruits to your liking
Step by step pictures
The porridge powder can be stored in an air-tight container for about 3 months.
The prepared porridge can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 days - just reheat it before eating. The porridge consistency will be thickened if you store it in a refrigerator, hence add extra milk or water before reheating it.