This is one of my quick no-fail staple recipes that I currently make on a regular basis just like the super blue-green smoothie or the banana cinnamon maca shake that I make almost every day as part of my raw vegan breakfast. This recipe makes one serving and makes a good breakfast. You can easily double or triple the recipe based on the size of your food processor.
- Food processor
- 1/3 cup organic buckwheat groats, soaked
approximately 8 hours(please see the update below).1
- 1 ripe organic banana
- 1 tsp organic ground cinnamon (more or less to taste)
- 1/4 cup organic Hunza golden raisins (more or less to taste)
- Rinse the buckwheat groats in water, then place in the food processor with the banana and cinnamon.
- Process until the groats have all just began to break apart. Don’t over process or you’ll lose that nice porridge consistency.
- Place in a serving bowl and top with the Hunza raisins (which the you can mix in when you’re ready to eat the porridge).
Note that the cinnamon really makes or breaks this recipe. Since I really like cinnamon, I usually just dump a whole bunch in rather than measuring out an amount. You can replace the Hunza raisins with chopped apple, blueberries, normal sun-dried raisins, etc. That said, Hunza raisins are amazing and work really well in this dish as far as I’m concerned.
I get my organic buckwheat groats and Hunza raisins from OrganicLives Enterprises.
I was discussing buckwheat groats with some friends and the issue of the groats not sprouting came up. In the recipe above I don’t sprout the buckwheat first, but some people find buckwheat easier on their system if they sprout them first. It ends up that most people soak their buckwheat for far too long. The groats quickly become waterlogged and never sprout as a result. Also, soaking buckwheat for 8 hours like I originally suggested makes them prone to developing mold. I haven’t had this problem yet but one of my friends has. Because buckwheat groats are so sensitive and soak up water so quickly, you only need to soak buckwheat for about 20-30 minutes if you plan on sprouting the groats. I tested the recipe above after soaking the groats for only 20 minutes. The result was basically the same as if I had soaked the groats for 8 hours. For me, this means that I can prepare this meal quickly without having to plan ahead with regards to soaking the buckwheat for an extended period. The only real hangup ingredient-wise is making sure that I have ripe bananas on hand! Please share your knowledge/experience on soaking & sprouting buckwheat in the comment section below.
- Don’t be alarmed if the soak water seems slimy. This is normal when soaking buckwheat groats. Just make sure you rinse the buckwheat thoroughly before using.