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Creamy Buckwheat Porridge

Creamy Buckwheat Porridge

Serves: 3

Category: Breakfast
Author: Jeff K

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1 cup raw buckwheat groats (not kashi)
2 medjool dates, pitted
3 tablespoons unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk or more as needed
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons any variety of raw nuts or seeds
1 tablespoon goji berries or other unsulfured dried fruit
1/2 cup berries or other fruit


Soak buckwheat groats overnight in 2 cups of water. If the dates are not moist, soak them overnight too. The next morning, drain and rinse the buckwheat and the dates.

Place buckwheat, dates, non-dairy milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and chia seeds in a food processor and blend until smooth. It should be a creamy consistency. You may need to add more non-dairy milk to get the right consistency

Top with nuts or seeds, dried and fresh fruit.

Calories 305; Protein 10 g; Carbohydrates 61 g; Total Fat 5 g; Saturated Fat 0.7 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg; Fiber 8.9 g; Beta-Carotene 124 ug; Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 56 mg; Iron 2 mg; Folate 26 ug; Magnesium 162 mg; Zinc 1.7 mg; Selenium 6.2 ug

Comments (2):



11/22/2017 11:15 PM

Rated this recipe:

I made the version in the ETL Quick & Easy Cookbook that does not say to add goji berries or dried fruit and I still found it to be much too sweet.  I prefer to taste the grain more.  Part way through eating it, I tried heating it up in the microwave and instead of that giving me a warm porridge, doing so congealed it and turned it into a baked good.  For some reason, as a baked good, it did not come across as too sweet.  What a happy mistake!  As a cold porridge, I thought it had too many ingredients to be "quick and easy" and the process of using a food processor and cleaning it also did not seem quick and easy.  Still, I would try making it again when I have time, but with much less sweet stuff in it.

-WendyEast's Husband


10/11/2018 02:32 PM

Rated this recipe:

I did it in a Vitamix - and it turned into a more liquid soup!.  Perhaps just gently pulse it a few times instead of blending should you use a Vitamix instead of a food processor since they are so powerful.  Nice combination of ingredients though.