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Buckwheat and Berries Cereal

Buckwheat and Berries Cereal

Serves: 2

Category: Breakfast

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Buckwheat is not related to wheat—it is actually a nutrient-rich, gluten-free seed. It gives this tasty breakfast a nice chewy texture and slightly nutty flavor.

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1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats, rinsed (see note)
1 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk plus extra if desired
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1 medium apple, chopped or grated
1 tablespoon raw almond or cashew butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup fresh or thawed frozen berries and/or 1 banana, sliced


Place buckwheat, non-dairy milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a pan, Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 minutes or until groats are soft but not mushy and almost all liquid is absorbed. Stir in apple, nut butter and chia seeds and simmer for another minute.

Stir in berries and/or banana. Add additional non-dairy milk and top with chopped nuts if desired.
May be refrigerated and eaten cold or reheated. If using banana, add right before serving.

Note: Buckwheat groats are seeds from the buckwheat plant. They are unrelated to wheat and do not contain gluten. Choose raw buckwheat groats, not kasha, which is toasted.

Calories 320; Protein 9 g; Carbohydrates 57 g; Sugars 16 g; Total Fat 8.9 g; Saturated Fat 0.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 100 mg; Fiber 9.9 g; Beta-Carotene 38 ug; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 339 mg; Iron 2.5 mg; Folate 27 ug; Magnesium 147 mg; Potassium 345 mg; Zinc 1.7 mg; Selenium 6.5 ug

Comments (6):



06/05/2016 08:38 AM

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Very nice change from oatmeal based breakfasts. Ran recipe very close to as written


08/08/2016 01:18 PM

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Made it exactly as written, very tasty & filling. Next time I'll add 4 walnut halves and more cinnamon.


03/24/2017 08:35 AM

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Very satisfying. Probably should add a little more non-dairy milk and cook the buckwheat a little longer than called for in the recipe.


09/12/2017 06:40 PM

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One cup of buckwheat groats add two cups of hot water. Let sit overnight. In the morning add fruit for a healthy filling breakfast.


09/16/2017 07:47 PM

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Wow, I love it, so tasty and quick and easy. Thank you Dr Fuhrman??


11/07/2017 08:13 PM

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Delicious, stick to your ribs breakfast. The almond butter is genius.  I doubled it and have been eating it reheated every AM with almond milk.