I am a morning person and one of my favorite ways to start the day is with a bowl of hot, creamy Easy Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge. This delicious breakfast keeps me full until lunch and I love how quickly it comes together. In addition to all of that, this yummy breakfast is naturally gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free!
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It seems to me that buckwheat is extremely under-appreciated, which is surprising because it really is a nutrient-rich powerhouse.
Actually, buckwheat is not a grain at all, rather it’s a fruit seed and a tremendous alternative to traditional grains. Because buckwheat is naturally gluten-free it’s safe for anyone following a gluten-free diet. It possesses a unique and slightly nutty/earthy flavor that I really enjoy.
NOTE: To keep buckwheat fresher longer I like to store it in an air-tight glass jar with a hinged lid. (As seen in the picture above.)
Cranberry White Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes is yet another delicious recipe that features buckwheat. (You can read more interesting facts about buckwheat in that post.)
Just Add Water & Pinch of Salt!
Most of the time I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal to make Easy Buckwheat Porridge (although feel free to use your favorite brand). I like how quickly it cooks and that it provides 3 grams of high-quality protein per serving.
Ready in Minutes!
From start to finish, Easy Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge is ready to eat in minutes. (Yet another reason to fall in love with this lip-smacking morning meal!)
Flavor combos of buckwheat breakfast porridge are extremely adaptable.
- chopped organic pecans + raisins + pure maple syrup
- organic dried cherries + chopped organic almonds + agave
- chopped apples + cinnamon + pecans + splash of vanilla + sugar
- freshly sliced peaches + toasted pecans + raw honey
- shredded coconut + macadamia nuts+ brown sugar + coconut milk
- craisins + organic walnuts+ brown sugar + flax seeds
Add Your Favorite Toppings!
One of my all-time favorite topping combinations is fresh blueberries + walnuts and/or pecans + brown sugar (or honey) + coconut milk.
Doesn’t this Easy Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge look delicious? I absolutely love the different flavors and textures. It certainly is a breakfast of champions! LOL
A Touch of Sweetener!
Naturally, you can enjoy this tasty breakfast without adding any sweetener at all, however, I find that I enjoy a hint of sweetness (as seen in the picture above).
Now, do you see why I look forward to breakfast? Don’t you just want to grab a spoon and dig in?
Try different ingredient combinations such as:
Start your morning with this delicious and satisfying hot breakfast.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup certified gluten-free buckwheat cereal
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or sweetener of choice
- A generous drizzle of milk or dairy-alternative
- fresh blueberries
- roughly chopped walnuts
- In a small saucepan bring water to a low boil. Add buckwheat and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until cereal thickens to a porridge consistency.
- Pour into an individual serving bowl. Add brown sugar, milk, blueberries, and walnuts. Serve.
For variety use other toppings such as pecans, macadamia nuts, peaches, coconut, etc...
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
More great ideas: