Thursday, June 21, 2012

Raw Buckwheat Porridge -- Gluten-Free

We just bought another 50-lb bag of hulled buckwheat groats.  While trying to decide what to make for breakfast, my hubby found the most awesome recipe for raw buckwheat porridge at Oh She Glows.  It's gluten-free, involves no cooking, takes minimal effort, and is delicious!

You do have to plan a little bit ahead, because you first soak your raw buckwheat groats for at least an hour.  

This is way easy for me.  I get up at 6:30 am, and my kids don't get up until 8:00 am.  I can easily set the buckwheat to soak early and have them ready in time.  (The buckwheat pretty much doubles in volume after soaking, so plan how much you need before soaking.)

You then throw half of the soaked buckwheat in the blender with your sweetener and "milk" of choice (we used honey and almond milk so that everybody in the family could eat it).  We also threw in some blueberries and strawberries, as well as some flax seed and cinnamon (I don't recommend taking the lid off the blender while blending.  hee hee)

Mix the unblended, soaked buckwheat groats in with the blended ones, spoon into your bowl, and top with fresh fruit, nuts, etc.

The texture is a little bit different than most foods I'm used to, but it was delicious!  The kids also loved it!  This is way better than boxed cereals in the morning, it's cold and refreshing for these hot days of summer, and it's super healthy.  I'm sure it would be just as delicious cooked for a winter porridge.

Tomorrow, I may throw in some coconut and walnuts.  YUM YUM!!

ETA:  We made another batch last night to see if it stores well in the fridge.  It DOES!!!  So you can even make it the night before and serve it in the morning.  Yay!!!!

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