Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

By • June 11, 2014 • 11 Comments

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Author Notes: This recipe has all of the satisfaction and comfort of hot cereal, sans heat, which makes it perfect for summer. Feel free to get creative with toppings and mix-ins!Gena Hamshaw

Serves 4

  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  1. Place the buckwheat groats in a food processor and pulse a few times to break down. add the almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla bean, flax, and sea salt, and process till the mixture has a smooth consistency (but with some texture remaining).
  2. Pulse in the coconut and adjust seasonings. Divide porridge into four bowls and serve, topped with fresh berries, chopped nuts, or sliced bananas.
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3 months ago riley wise

This tastes like uncooked batter of some kind. Anyone find that the flavor and texture to taste like muffin batter?

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3 months ago Maria

I was convinced that grains always need to be cooked. Is is OK to eat them raw? Even if they are blended they still are raw.

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3 months ago ca412

I love buckwheat groats, so I made this yesterday. I only had a cup of groats, but I found that after soaking, they had more than doubled -- much more. 2 cups would've been a huge amount! Are the quantities correct?

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3 months ago Brittany Austin

If I want to skip the coconut, do I need to replace it with something?

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3 months ago Tracy

I order my Bob's red mill unsweetened coconut & buckwheat groats on Amazon...buy in bulk to save because I too have quite a trek to a health food store&/out whole foods

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3 months ago Steve

I have never seen 'unsweetened' coconut at the grocer, without buying a real coconut, not to mention raw buckwheat groats. I imagine Whole Foods would carry these items, perhaps, but that's a two-hour commute for me. Are there mail order or other suggestions you might offer where I can find these items, and others like them?

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3 months ago Kristen Ketchel-Bain

I have subbed the sweetened coconut for the unsweetened and it works just as well, but you'd likely want to adjust down the level of maple syrup, so it's not TOO sweet.

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3 months ago hannah

Steve, you would definitely need to visit Whole Foods or a natural grocery to find raw buckwheat groats, but a much easier way would be to buy some in bulk online! Amazon and Vitacost both have great prices on pantry items like groats and shredded coconut. They typically offer free shipping and no more expensive than WF.

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3 months ago Kari2011

Bob's Red Mill has unsweetened coconut and Buckwheat groat. I can find it in a regular grocery store with the other Bob's Red Mill products as well as at the local health food store without having to trek down to the Whole Foods in my area.

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3 months ago Allison

Can this be made the night before and kept in the fridge?

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3 months ago healthierkitchen

I've done that and it tastes exactly the same even a couple of days later!