Sprouted Buckwheat Porridge
Although this once served as a popular breakfast in our family, since switching to a Royal Breakfast we are more likely to have Buckwheat porridge for dinner. It is quick to prepare and easily satisfies a hungry family in the evening, taking little time to prepare. Having sprouted Buckwheat on hand avoids the need for pre-soaking the grain and makes this a very quick and convenient whole food meal or snack (to learn more about sprouting buckwheat, read here).
Sprouted Buckwheat porridge can be served with raw milk or coconut milk, stewed fruit or frozen berries, shredded or flaked coconut, nuts, coconut cream or cream, a drizzle of raw honey or maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.The kids think this is very special! Make enough for leftovers as it keeps well in the fridge and is a great snack for the kids to access independently as it tastes just as good cold. Try stirring through a tablespoon of nut butter for a protein boost and to give a heavier, creamier result! Delicious!
- 2 cups sprouted buckwheat (if you haven't sprouted it, you can just soak overnight in water with a little whey and rinse in the morning)
- 4 cups water
- pinch of salt
- shredded coconut
- cream or coconut cream
- Nut butter
- Fresh or frozen berries/banana/stewed fruit
- Add water, buckwheat & salt to large pan.
- Bring to boil and then turn down to simmer.
- Stir frequently adding small amounts of water allowing it to absorb as it cooks (don't add too much water as you will end up needing to strain at the end)
- Continue to simmer and stir for about 20 minutes (sprouted buckwheat takes less time to cook)
- Stir through nut butter to combine well.
- Serve with toppings of your choice ~ stewed fruit (recipe below), shredded/flaked coconut, a dollop of cream/coconut cream, nuts, cinnamon and a drizzle of raw honey or maple syrup.
- Slice apples, pears or other fruit (to get about 4 cups)
- Place in saucepan and sprinkle with a 1Tbs coconut sugar or rapadura sugar.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and a chopped vanilla bean.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and simmer on low until soft.
- You may need to add a touch more water as it cooks.
- Cook extra if you can as this porridge keeps well in the fridge and makes a good snack for the kids to access independently, as it is also nice served this way cold.
- See our website for instructions on sprouting Buckwheat.