Warm Up with Buckwheat Cereal

Warm Up with Buckwheat Cereal

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is essential for maintaining physical and emotional well-being throughout the day. A breakfast that’s loaded with carbs, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins can be just the elixir you need to jumpstart your day, especially after a rigorous morning workout. The perfect breakfast grain for such a healthy start to your day is none other than the humble Buckwheat Groats. Buckwheat groats are packed with nutrition, and when combined with healthy fats, fruits, and honey, they offer a plethora of health benefits. Moreover, they are a chemical-free protein source that may aid digestion.  In this blog, we’ll talk about what Buckwheat Groats are, the benefits of consuming them, and a delicious Buckwheat Cereal recipe that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

buckwheat breakfast bowl closeup with blueberries and blue striped napkin

Buckwheat Groats are loaded with nutrition.

They contain carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, vitamins B1 and B2, and minerals like iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Moreover, Buckwheat Groats are known for their high levels of antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and protect your cells from damage. Consuming Buckwheat Groats may also improve your gut health due to the presence of resistant starch that serves as food for your gut bacteria and aids in digestion.

Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?

The first question that might come to mind for those trying to avoid gluten is whether or not Buckwheat is gluten-free. The answer is YES! Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It’s actually a seed. Therefore, it’s safe to consume for those who are sensitive to gluten. Roasted Buckwheat groats, or kasha, are also gluten-free. So, if you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy Buckwheat groats without any hesitation.

Our warm Buckwheat Cereal is satisfying

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. Consider topping this cereal with caramelized pears. 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.

Buckwheat Honey comes from the Buckwheat Flower. This image of a baby buckwheat plant was taken on Chesterhaven Beach Farm

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.

Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

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 like almond 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

Buckwheat Groats are the perfect grain for a healthy start to your day. They are packed with nutrition, gluten-free, and can be used in various recipes. From porridges to salads, Buckwheat Groats are versatile and delicious. Our Buckwheat Cereal recipe is a perfect way to start your day on a healthy note. By topping it with your favorite fruits, nuts, and Buckwheat honey, you can create a nutritious and delicious breakfast that will leave you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. So, ditch the boring breakfast routine and try something new with Buckwheat Groats. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!

If you make this buckwheat cereal, take a photo with all your fun toppings and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!