September being part of the monsoon season in Sri Lanka, some days are just gloomy, chilly and lethargic. In other words, perfect weather for a sleep in or for some warm comfort food to warm the cockles of your heart. Something like a bowl of warm oatmeal or a buckwheat porridge really hits the sweet spot.
Without further ado let’s dive into what I have in store for you today. Queue drum roll… It’s cinnamon buckwheat porridge. A warm sweet spicy combination that’s going to leave you feeling blissful.
What is Buckwheat ?
First of all let’s get an idea about buckwheat. When you hear the name “Buckwheat” I’m sure the first thing that comes to your mind is Buckwheat flour which is most commonly used in making noodles or pastas. Buckwheat flour is the ground up seed hulls of the buckwheat plant. The raw buckwheat kernels are the hulled seeds. This is also known as Groats.
Buckwheat groats look very similar to steal cut oats. This can be enjoyed raw, make overnight groats, can add to your soup, cook it and add to your salads to get that extra protein, or make it as a porridge.
Nutritional facts of Buckwheat ?
Information sourced from Your-Calories shows the nutritional breakdown of 100g of Buckwheat.
Nutrition Facts of Buckwheat
Now that you have a fairly good idea about this amazing superfood let’s jump in to the recipe.
01 cup of buckwheat
03 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of thick coconut milk
1/4 tsp of salt – adjust it as your preference
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
01 tbsp of maple syrup – adjust it as your preference
Pinch of crushed cardamon
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In a medium sized cooking pot combine buckwheat and water together. (Make sure you wash and drain buckwheat thoroughly before cooking). Then add salt, cinnamon, cardamon, maple syrup and cook for about 10- 15 minutes with a lid on.
- When majority of the water has evaporated and been absorbed, add the thick coconut milk and stir until the porridge thickens.
- Let it sit to cool down and bit and serve warm with a sprinkle of some more cinnamon.
That’s it folks, simple as that.
If you don’t have maple syrup you can use coconut sugar, jaggery or date paste.
To check if the buckwheat has thoroughly cooked you can take one and press it between your fingers and see if its gets mashed easily.
Make sure you use good quality and thick coconut milk when cooking the porridge because the end taste of the porridge really depends on it.
Don’t like porridge but still want to try out this amazing superfood ? Try below Overnight buckwheat porridge or buckwheat salad
Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you in the comments, You can also share your results with me on Instagram with the hashtag #thefoodsnapsrecipes
Can’t wait to see your re-creations!