How to cook buckwheat (Easy High Protein Recipe)

How to cook buckwheat (Easy High Protein Recipe)
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How to cook buckwheat porridge, quick and easy way for beginners! In fact, it’s not time-consuming at all. It’s practically like cooking white rice. You’ll need just 20 minutes to prepare your delicious, gluten-free, high-protein breakfast. I’m having a bowl of this buckwheat porridge at least once a week and this is my favorite recipe to enjoy for breakfast. I feel like I’m eating the most amazing dessert at the beginning of my day!

What is buckwheat

What is buckwheat? Buckwheat is a highly nutritious fruit seed with a toasty, rich, earthy, nutty flavor and soft, chewy texture.

In brief, buckwheat is a highly nutritious fruit seed with a toasty, rich, earthy, nutty flavor and soft, chewy texture. Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat therefore it’s gluten-free. This healthy food has a unique flavor and is so versatile that has become so popular among healthy eaters due to its powerful antioxidant and high mineral content. It’s an inexpensive source of high-quality, plant-based protein thus making it a great choice for vegetarian or vegan diets.

Is buckwheat porridge good for you

Vegan porridge in a bowl, easy breakfast or dessert

What could be better than starting your day off with cozy, comforting food for breakfast that is simple, quick, and super healthy? This high fiber and super nutrient, gluten-free buckwheat kasha will keep your gut healthy and will help to keep you fuller for longer. The fiber in buckwheat groats acts as a prebiotic in your digestive system, thus supporting your good gut bacteria. This simple one bowl breakfast will do just that!

Toasted buckwheat groats with ingredients for making porridge: bananas, plant-based milk, agave syrup, dried cranberries and water.

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to cook buckwheat groats for breakfast?

  1. Rinse buckwheat groats

    We’ll make this buckwheat porridge without soaking. In a fine-mesh strainer put 1 cup buckwheat groats and rinse well with cold fresh water. Drain the buckwheats well.

  2. Boil water

    In a small saucepan (covered with a lid) put 2 cups of water to boil over high heat.

  3. Cook buckwheat groats in the water

    Put thoroughly rinsed buckwheat into the saucepan with boiling water, stir it well and reduce the heat to simmer. Then cover it with a lid. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until it becomes soft and tender, gently stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let it stay covered for another 5 minutes to absorb the rest of the water.

  4. Serve and enjoy

    Serve your buckwheat porridge with 1/3 cup of any plant-based milk, 1/8 cup agave syrup, 1/3 cup dried cranberries, 2 ripe bananas. I decorated it with some fresh pomegranate seeds and slices of kiwi. Combine well everything together and enjoy it fresh and warm immediately or once cooled, refrigerate it for later.

    Warm and hearty porridge decorated with fresh pomegranate seeds and kiwi

How to cook overnight buckwheat porridge

Healthy kasha decorated with fresh pomegranate seeds and kiwi on a wooden background

The overnight buckwheat porridge is also known as raw buckwheat porridge. It’s the easiest way to make buckwheat porridge without actually cooking it. The ratio is 1:2. Rinse well the groats, put them in water in a bowl, and leave them in the fridge overnight. Before mixing it with some fruit or nuts you can blend it with some plant-based milk, like homemade almond milk or cashew milk, because they are not so soft and creamy compared to cooked buckwheat groats. That is just my suggestion, you can try both versions and decide for yourself which one you prefer.

The health benefits from buckwheat

Prepared buckwheat in a wooden spoon

Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain food with rich antioxidant and fiber content. It has a low glycemic index and is a good source of iron, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, folate, niacin, and Vitamin B6. The healthy benefits of buckwheat seeds are enormous:

  • Boosting heart health
  • Gluten-free food
  • Improving digestion
  • Reduced blood sugar
  • Rich in dietary fiber
  • Good source of plant protein
  • Manage your weight
Delicious and easy to make 1 bowl buckwheat porridge recipe at home

How to Cook Buckwheat Porridge for Breakfast

Marinela
Learn how to cook buckwheat porridge, quick and easy, weight-loss recipe breakfast. Just 20 minutes, 1 bowl, delicious, high protein breakfast for busy mornings. Easy to make, gluten-free, vegan meal prep. Taste the unique flavor of buckwheat groats and enjoy its amazing health benefits for you and your family!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free, Low-carb, Russian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup toasted buckwheat groats
  • 2 cup fresh cool water
  • 2 piece banana
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk I used homemade almond milk
  • 1/8 cup pure agave syrup

Instructions
 

  • We'll make this buckwheat porridge without soaking. In a fine-mesh strainer put 1 cup buckwheat groats and rinse well with cold freshwater. Drain the buckwheats well.
  • In a small saucepan (covered with a lid) put 2 cups of water to boil over high heat.
  • Put thoroughly rinsed buckwheat into the saucepan with boiling water, stir it well and reduce the heat to simmer. Then cover it with the lid. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until it becomes soft and tender, gently stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let it stay covered for another 5minutes to absorb the rest of the water.
  • Serve your buckwheat porridge with 1/3 cup of any plant-based milk, 1/8 cup agave syrup, 1/3 cup dried cranberries, and 2 ripe bananas. I decorated it with some fresh pomegranate seeds and slices of kiwi. Combine well everything together and enjoy it fresh and warm immediately or once cooled, refrigerate it for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal
Keyword breakfast, buckwheat, dairy-free, easy, gluten-free, groats, healthy, high-protein, how to cook, kasha, porridge, quick, weigh-loss
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