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Cinnamon Buckwheat Breakfast Bowls

January 3, 2018

Buckwheat has a chewier and heartier texture than oatmeal and makes a cozy, warm breakfast bowl.

Happy new year, friends!

I’m not big on new year’s resolutions, but I do believe in balance. The holidays are all about indulgence and celebrating and that means lots of sweets and alcohol 😉

To balance it out, I like to lean a little healthier in January. After eating my fill of cookies and desserts in December, I’ve decided to embark upon a sugar-free January.

To me, sugar-free means no added, artificial sugars – which means I’ll be reading food labels a little more closely – because, hello salad dressing, yogurt, and boxed soup! Sugar hides in a LOT of packaged foods. I will still eat fruit, and a little honey and maple syrup, as they are natural sugars.

For the month of January, I’ll be featuring only healthy, sugar-free breakfast recipes. To kick it off, we’re talking about buckwheat!

The funniest thing about buckwheat is that it’s not wheat. It’s not even a grain! Someone sure messed up when they named it 😉

Buckwheat is one of the healthiest non-grains-that-can-be-eaten-like-a-grain that you’re likely not eating.

Let’s discuss the amazingness of these little guys [source]:

  • gluten-free
  • high in magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus
  • good source of fibre
  • controls blood sugar
  • can be eaten sweet or savory!

Buckwheat is a cozy alternative to oatmeal (I don’t know about you, but I can overdose on too many oatmeal bowls in the winter…) The texture is pleasantly chewy and heartier than oatmeal.

Buckwheat has a chewier and heartier texture than oatmeal and makes a cozy, warm breakfast bowl. Recipe yields 2 bowls.

Buckwheat cooks easily on your stovetop, similar to oatmeal. Buckwheat groats (which is the name for its little kernels) are added with liquid to a pot and boiled until tender. For this recipe, I’ve used half water and half almond milk for creaminess, but using all water or all milk works too! Adding cinnamon is a must 😉

Top your buckwheat breakfast bowl with fruit, an extra splash of milk, and a drizzle of honey, if desired. Then dive straight into warm coziness.

Buckwheat has a chewier and heartier texture than oatmeal and makes a cozy, warm breakfast bowl. Recipe yields 2 bowls.

Psst – try finding buckwheat in the bulk foods section of your grocery store.

4.7 from 10 votes
Buckwheat has a chewier and heartier texture than oatmeal and makes a cozy, warm breakfast bowl. Recipe yields 2 bowls.
Cinnamon Buckwheat Breakfast Bowls
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Buckwheat is a cozy alternative to your breakfast oatmeal - with a chewy and heartier texture.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast bowl, buckwheat, porridge
Servings: 2
Author: breakfast for dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk or other milk or choice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • sliced fruit to serve
  • honey to serve
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, add rinsed buckwheat groats, water, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat and let it steam, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff with a fork and portion into bowls. Top with sliced fruit, a splash more milk, and a drizzle of honey, if desired.

 

Buckwheat can be eaten in a variety of different ways – also try it in my Coconut Buckwheat Granola recipe!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    January 3, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    This is just the kind of breakfast I LOVE! looks delicious!

    • Reply
      breakfastfordinner
      January 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Natalie, same with me!

  • Reply
    Ann
    January 5, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I could not love the name of this blog more, Natalie :)! And I’ve just learned so much about buckwheat! I will definitely try it as an alternative to oatmeal, which I agree can get a little old. This sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    January 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Omg, yummmmmy! The recipe looks delicious and your photos are beautiful too! this is totally my kind of breakfast 🙂

    • Reply
      breakfastfordinner
      January 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Mine too! Healthy and hearty at the same time!

  • Reply
    Riz | Chocolates & Chai
    January 5, 2018 at 9:55 am

    This looks delicious! I love buckwheat, it’s such an undervalued breakfast option!

    • Reply
      breakfastfordinner
      January 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Totally agree. It’s so nice to switch things up!

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  • Reply
    Glen
    December 23, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Do I have to soak the buckwheat groats before making this recipe?

    • Reply
      breakfastfordinner
      December 23, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Hi Glen – No, the buckwheat groats do not require any soaking. However, I do recommend rinsing before you cook them.

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    Winter Young
    September 22, 2019 at 7:59 am

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