In the wintertime, warm, cooked breakfasts taste the best but if you’re tired of morning oats, don’t settle and try other good protein-rich alternatives, such as buckwheat groats. Buckwheat is a gluten-free seed that’s rich in many trace minerals and a good source of B vitamins. It’s also rich in resistant starch, that helps with weight loss, reduces food cravings, and provides prebiotic-like benefits, so it pairs perfectly with your morning yogurt!
This chocolate buckwheat porridge is spiced with cinnamon and ginger, which are excellent winter spices that will help keep your immune system strong and boost blood circulation. And if your mornings are busy, just throw all the ingredients with plenty of water into a crock-pot at night, set it for low and wake up to a delicious hot breakfast.
Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Walnuts and Yogurt Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min + soaking time | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 1
+ 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
+ 1/2 cup milk of choice
+ 1 tsp raw cacao powder
+ 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, minced
+ 1 cinnamon stick
+ pinch of sea salt
+ 1 tsp almond butter (or use your favorite one)
+ 1 tsp date syrup (DIY recipe here)
+ yogurt of choice, to serve
+ toasted nuts, to serve
Cover the buckwheat groats with plenty of water and let soak overnight. In the morning, rinse thoroughly and combine the drained buckwheat groats with milk, cacao powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat, stir in date syrup and almond butter and serve with yogurt and toasted walnuts. Enjoy!
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