Buckwheat Cereal is a gluten-free superfood that makes for the perfect start to your day. Waking up to a hot, hearty breakfast is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And if you’re looking for an easy way to add nutrition and variety to your morning meals, why not try buckwheat? This gluten-free grain is packed with essential nutrients like protein and fiber and has a distinctive nutty flavor that will bring life to your breakfast table! From oatmeal simmered in milk or water to pancakes cooked over the griddle — there are so many delicious ways you can enjoy buckwheat for breakfast. So let’s get cooking!
This bowl is packed with healthy carbs, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that will serve you well at the start of your day. Especially if enjoyed after a rigorous morning workout. Combining groats with healthy fats, fruit, and honey offers many health benefits. Additionally, buckwheat groats are a chemical-free protein that may help with digestion!
Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?
Buckwheat may seem out-of-bounds if you’re on a gluten-free diet. But despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It’s not a grain at all; it’s a seed. If you or someone you cook for suffers from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can rest easy and enjoy buckwheat! In addition, roasted buckwheat groats, known as kasha, are also gluten-free.
Our warm Buckwheat Cereal may leave you asking for buckwheat for breakfast.
Try this warm buckwheat cereal to jumpstart your day. Jazz this dish up as you see fit. This recipe is reminiscent of many of our oatmeal recipes. In this instance, we are combining the overnight oats technique (soaking overnight) with the cooking technique of conventional oatmeal. It should come as no surprise that we recommend buckwheat honey to sweeten this potentially otherwise savory dish. Besides helping with sore throats, we find that this honey stands up well in recipes for bread-making and for making candied nuts.
Warm Buckwheat Cereal is less chalky than overnight oats, and it’s a nice warm breakfast with a satisfying rich flavor. It also cooks in half the time of our Power Porridge.
How to Make Buckwheat Cereal
We think you will enjoy this filling, healthy breakfast bowl of cereal.
Step One: Gather ingredients
You’ll need buckwheat groats or raw buckwheat, whichever you prefer. You can make almond milk or use whatever nut milk you have on hand. You’ll need some of our honey; as we mentioned earlier, Buckwheat Honey may be the perfect match for this cereal. You’ll need cinnamon and vanilla extract. For your seeds, go for chia and flax seeds. You can add your favorite nuts if you’d like. We also recommend adding some unsweetened organic coconut flakes. They’re so delicious when toasted. Last but not least, grab some fresh fruit or berries. In this preparation, we’re using blueberries.
Step Two: Prepare and mix the ingredients.
Mix buckwheat groats, chia seeds, nut milk, water, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in an airtight container. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step Three: Cook and serve
In the morning, add the mixture into a small dutch oven on medium heat, occasionally stirring, for 10 minutes or when the desired thickness is achieved. Garnish with fruit, toasted unsweetened coconut, flax seeds, and a drizzle of honey.
Have fun making breakfast
Feeling adventurous? Mix up this recipe with some of your favorite ingredients. This breakfast cereal brings a fresh, different, filling start to your morning! Here are some of our suggestions:
- Toast the groats in a saucepan for a few minutes to bring out the rich flavor (on low heat for a few minutes, constantly stirring to avoid catching)
- Use coconut milk or any nut milk of your choice
- Skip the fruit and add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, sautéed kale, and a poached egg for a savory take on this breakfast dish
- Serve this dish with eggs or turkey bacon for a complete breakfast that keeps you satisfied and running all morning long!
- We recommend you serve this hot right after it is cooked with toppings of your choice!
If you make this buckwheat cereal, take a photo with all your fun toppings and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Warm Buckwheat Cereal
- 1 c buckwheat groats not instant
- 1/4 c chia seeds
- 3 c almond milk unsweetened
- 1 c filtered water
- 3 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey Buckwheat from Waxing Kara
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Pinch salt
- 1 1/2 c berries
- 1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut optional
- 1/4 c nuts or flax seeds
- Mix buckwheat groats, chia seeds, nut milk, water, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in an airtight container.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, add the mixture into a small dutch oven on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or when desired thickness is achieved.
- Garnish with fruit, toasted unsweetened coconut, flax seeds and a drizzle of honey.
In the mood for some warm porridge? Try this!