Overnight groats porridge can be prepared the day before and serve as a breakfast the next day morning. It’s actually a make-ahead breakfast option that is going to save you a lot of prep and cooking time.
It’s like your breakfast is already done for you when you wake up in the morning – Almost as good as having breakfast in bed…almost.
Overnight oats have long held the make-ahead breakfast option but I’m sure most of you haven’t heard of overnight groats? Fear not, you’re not alone, took me some digging around to come across this concept.
Groats (buckwheat kernels) are very similar to steal cut oats, have the same similarities, and can be cooked the same way. So if you can make overnight oats then why not groats? It’s a perfect substitute for oats that you can try once in a while to have a different flavor and different texture in your regular breakfast porridge.
Let’s jump to the recipe, shall we?
- 1/4 cup of groats
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
- 01 tablespoon of bee’s honey/ sweetener
- 1 pod of medium cardamom – crushed
- 02 tablespoons of passion fruit
- 04 tablespoons of yogurt
- 02 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
- 02 medium-sized strawberries
- 02 tablespoons of pumpkin kernels
- Mint leaves (garnishing).
- 1/2 teaspoon of hemp seeds (garnishing)
If you are looking for a place to buy Groats (buckwheat kernels) you can get it from Bohemian Quest. Either order online, visit their store, or order through Uber eats.
- First, you need to soak groats overnight. Just add your washed and drained groats and water to a glass jar and refrigerate overnight. The next day morning you would see the groats expanded from their original size and have become softer to the touch.
- The next thing you need to do is cook it with milk for about 02 mins. Add soaked groats to a medium-sized cooking pot (make sure to drain water if any), add milk, crushed cardamom, and cook it in medium heat for about 02 minutes stirring occasionally. Put the cooked groats into a breakfast bowl and leave a few mins to cool down.
It’s time to get fancy with toppings!
I prefer my breakfast porridge with a variety of toppings bringing color and flavor to it. So I’ve topped my groats porridge with pumpkin kernels, pomegranate and strawberry compote, hemp seeds, yogurt, and some passion fruit. You can go ahead and top this porridge with any fruits or seeds you have at home.
To make the pomegranate and strawberry compote, the first thing you have to do is rinse the strawberries and cut them into small cubes, put the berries and pomegranate seeds, bee’s honey, and 1/4 cup of water into a saucepan and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until berries and pomegranate seeds become soft and the liquid becomes thicker. When it reaches a thick syrup-like consistency, pour it on top of your porridge.
That’s it! Breakfast is ready, enjoy your flavor busting, protein, and vitamin-packed breakfast porridge.
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!