I have been slightly obsessed with buckwheat lately and I have especially been loving it when it comes to breakfast. I love the subtle crunch of the groats and how it soak ups all the flavours. Buckwheat is also a powerhouse of vitamins and mineral and it’s also an easily digestible protein. To make this porridge uber chocolately I have used One Earth Organic Chocolate dream blend and for extra indulgence I served it with caramelised banana and peanut butter.
1 cup of buckwheat groats
1 cup of almond milk or non dairy milk of your choice
1 cup of water
¼ cup of raisins or a couple of pitted dates for sweetness (you can also use a liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar)
2-3 tablespoons of One Earth Organic Chocolate Dream
For the caramelised banana:
1 ripe banana cut in half1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
If you want to speed up the cooking time of the buckwheat soak it in the plenty of water the night before or for at least 1 hour. Rinse the buckwheat groats really well and place them in a pan with the water and almond milk. Bring it to a boil. Once it’s start boiling turn the heat down and put the lid on. Cook the buckwheat on a low heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the groats are tender but still with a crunch. Add more liquid if needed.
While the porridge is cooking caramelised the banana. Place the coconut sugar and water in a pan on a medium heat. Once the sugar starts to bubble add in the 2 banana halves. Cook the banana onto each side for about 2-3 minutes.
Serve the porridge with the caramelised banana, peanut butter, cacao nibs and coconut chips.