Raw Buckwheat + Quinoa Porridge
A raw buckwheat and quinoa porridge that is sweetened naturally with fruit can be made in under five minutes and is an energizing way to start the day!
Today I've teamed up with Bob's Red Mill to bring you this nutritious buckwheat and quinoa porridge. Unlike traditional porridge, which is usually served warm on a cold winter morning, this breakfast is served cold and made with raw ingredients.
This porridge kind of resembles overnight oats in that you do some prep the night before and it's totally portable, but this recipe has the thick, luxurious texture of a classic porridge. It's creamy and yet still surprisingly light. Only lightly sweetened with a banana and a touch of maple syrup, this breakfast is also fairly low in sugar so it won't send you on that dreaded blood sugar roller coaster and instead will leave you feeling energized and ready for the day.
What's great about this porridge is that it keeps really well and takes only a few seconds to whizz up in the morning. You'll start by soaking your buckwheat and quinoa overnight so it becomes soft enough to blend and then in the morning, you just pop it into a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and breakfast is served.
Seriously it doesn't get much easier than this. It actually is probably even faster than a smoothie because you don't have to think about chopping up any fruit or veggies!
This recipe makes two servings which is perfect if you have two in the house OR if you want to have one for the next day. As long as you keep it in a sealed container, it should last you at least a day or two in the fridge.
The other wonderful part of this recipe is the chia jam. I don't have my own recipe (yet!) for chia jam, but this is the one I've been making lately and I love it (except I use raspberries usually!). It's a constant in my fridge and is perfect on top of oatmeal, stirred into smoothie bowls, used on toast or even saved for my PB + J quinoa breakfast cookies.
Now some of you might be thinking that a raw porridge sounds a bit strange, and I honestly thought the same thing, but once you try it, I know your mind will change. Since buckwheat has a fairly mild flavor, the porridge really takes on the flavor of the banana and jam more than anything. So it's more of a blissful bowl of fruity goodness!
And for those of you who can't eat bananas, no worries. This recipe is fully customizable. You can make it with an apple or pear instead, or even some pineapple or mango. Really whatever fruit you have on hand, as long as it measures about half a cup, you can use. I'm thinking a berry option would also be delightful.
Ready to see how easy it is to make?
See? It's really that simple. You put everything into the blender, grind it into porridge and you're on your way! Ahh breakfast in under 5 minutes…now we're talking!
Have you ever tried buckwheat before? If so, what's your favorite way to prepare it? I love it in this porridge, but I am excited to experiment with it in other ways. Please share your favorite recipes below!
And if you end up making this recipe, snap a pic and tag @simplyquinoa on Instagram so I can see! Or send me a snap – I'm totally loving snapchat right now! (you can find me at @alyssarimmer)
More Delicious Buckwheat Recipes to try:
- Overnight Mango Buckwheat Porridge
- Banana Buckwheat Quinoa Pancakes
- Chocolate Buckwheat Orange Cookies
Raw Buckwheat + Quinoa Porridge
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
- 1/4 cup white quinoa
- 1 large banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon nut butter whatever variety you like
- 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener optional, I used maple syrup
- 1/3 cup plant milk
- 1/4 cup chia seed jam optional
- Garnishes: fresh berries chopped almonds, chia seeds, bee pollen, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, etc.
- Place buckwheat and quinoa in a large jar or bowl and cover with 2 cups of water. Allow to sit overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Drain and rinse the grains then add them to a blender. Top with remaining ingredients (minus chia jam) and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- To serve, place two tablespoons of jam in the bottom of two jars. Top each with half of the porridge, then garnish with your desired toppings. Serve immediately or store for up to one day.
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This post was brought you to as part of my collaboration with Bob's Red Mill to celebrate National Nutrition Month! Please join us in committing to make healthier choices in your eating + life. And as always, thank you for supporting the companies I believe in – your support means the world to me! xo