I’ve been meaning to te try a buckwheat porridge for the longest time. I tried making some for the first time a few years ago, way before I started my blog and I honestly didn’t like it very much. I found the texture very gritty and it wasn’t sweet enough. It was sad because I love toasted buckwheat groats in granola and I also love buckwheat flour! But actual buckwheat in it’s normal form is not the best. Soaking it makes it go very very slimy and that texture just puts me off! (Looks like snot)
I recently stumbled across a recipe for raw chocolate buckwheat porridge in a recipe book . I immediately realised that if I wanted to like buckwheat porridge I would have to make it chocolate! But I swore off the raw thing and decided to just cook the buckwheat normally instead (much better) .
It actually tastes like a bit of a chocolate risotto in texture and is very very filling. The portion size in the photos below would feed 3-4 people so make sure you share your porridge or keep it in the fridge for later. I used a chocolate greens cacao powder from a company called 365 Nourish in this recipe that I’d been dying to try. It’s a food based supplement with lots of green vegetable powders mixed in with cacao powder. I was so excited because I really struggled taking supplements (even natural ones ) and this one is a good fit for me. It’s also safe for breastfeeding which is a bonus. My diet is generally ok without supplementing but breastfeeding means my nutritional needs are a little higher. Overall I feel great but it’s nice to know I have a supplement to take on days when I feel like I need it! You can of course use just a normal cacao powder for this recipe instead.
Overall the recipe is quite simple with a few ingredients, (gluten free as well ) and is a delicious way to get more buckwheat in your diet. Enjoy.
|Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge|| |
- 1 cup buckwheat groats
- 1 banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp cacao powder ( I used chocolate greens from 365 Nourish)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch salt
- Boil buckwheat in 2 cups water for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse well.
- Add buckwheat and all remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy.
- Makes a large portion so you can keep left overs in the fridge for a few days.