Buckwheat Chia Porridge
The Perfect Winter Warmer
~ Gluten Free ~ Vegan ~ Naturally Sweet ~
What's better than waking up on a cool winter morning to a warming, home cooked meal.. nothing! Porridge has to be a staple on the breakfast repertoire, potentially having a bland reputation, not in this case. Using the natural flavour of fruits and earthy spices, we take the simple grain to the next level.
Buckwheat is a great gluten free substitution for oats. For this recipe I am using buckwheat flour, you could also you buckwheat grains, this is a lot quicker and provides a great consistency.
I've added a little Chia to obtain a complete plant based protein, plus a little Reishi and Lions Mane Mushrooms, for more information on these go to the Super Feast Website! Don't let the word mushroom scare you, they provide immense natural medicinal capabilities, a little goes a long way.
Using the natural sweet flavours provided by dried of fresh fruits, not only adds texture but little bursts of flavours, which perfectly suits the earthy tastes of cardamon, ginger and cinnamon. Keeping you wholesomely warm for the day ahead!
So let's get cooking!
- 1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 & 1/4 cup almond or nut mylk of choice
- 1 tsp Reishi and Lions Mane Mushroom (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamon
- 1/2 tsp dried ginger
- 1/4 cup dried mulberries or raisins
- 1 date softened (optional)
- or 1 tsp maple
- In a medium sized saucepan combine all ingredients besides the dried mulberries
- Over a medium heat, Stir using a fork to break up any buckwheat clumps
- Continue to stir using a wooden spoon, the flour will absorb the moisture quite quickly
- If the consistency is too sticky, add a little water
- Add in the dried fruit after all ingredients are well combined
- Continue to simmer and stir for another 5-6 minutes
- Taste and season/ sweeten to your liking
- Transfer to a bowl, top with some fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt, nuts and seeds!
- With remaining porridge store in an air tight container in the fridge to re-heat the following day.
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