Stop, listen to this crunchy caramelized buckwheat groats vibrating in your mouth! It's sweet, with delicate flavors. A vegan & gluten-free breakfast buckwheat recipe that will keep your family at the table. You can make these buckwheat groats overnight
My dear friend, I am trading your bread & butter breakfast with this crunchy caramelized buckwheat recipe for your Christmas breakfast.
Christmas is around the corner, and maybe you're still wondering how you could surprise your loved ones with something new for breakfast?
Count on me here they're going to fall in love with you all over again lol, this toasted buckwheat groats is perfect for Christmas.
" Wait a minute, what're you talking about,
what are buckwheat groats? "
Buckwheat groats have nothing in common with wheat, rather it's a fruit seed that comes from buckwheat plants. Please note that buckwheat is NOT a grain. The buckwheat plant is in the same family as rhubarb.
It's nutritious and filling
Is buckwheat gluten-free?
You'll be happy to know that buckwheat is gluten-free making it perfect for people with gluten sensitivities, and those with gut health issues as well as those suffering chronic inflammation. You'll enjoy buckwheat recipes as they. can be used at any meal
Buckwheat comes in handy with a lot of health benefits. It'll provide your daily recommendation of Zinc, Manganese, and Copper.
Buckwheat is a complete protein, meaning, like meat it has all essential amino acids that your body can't produce, making buckwheat ideal for vegans or plant-based diets.
It'll give you a good amount of Magnesium, Phosphorus, and dietary fiber.
Buckwheat is good for your heart's health, it'll help control your blood sugar, as well as help manage your weight, among other health benefits.
" How do I cook this buckwheat recipe? "
- All you need is some time early in the morning, a large pan, and of course some buckwheat groats with some extra ingredients. (You can opt for an overnight option if you don't have enough time in the morning).
- Heat your pan at high heat, then put the buckwheat groats and let these ladies toast for about 10 mins. Please do monitor the heat, lower the heat to avoid burning the groats.
- Add oil and stir, add sugar and stir to caramelize then add some water and cover. I detail this in the recipe card.
- Note, however, I only use unprocessed sugar. It's brown and can be sticky. You can also use coconut sugar, which has less GI but a bit expensive.
What is your favorite fruit? Top the caramelized buckwheat groats with fruits of your choice, however, they should be juicy or slightly cooked. For example, you've to cook apples if you choose to use them.
We have loved these caramelized groats with well-ripened bananas and they are so hearty and yummy.
The thing is, don't soak them in juice or milk, the buckwheat groats will become tender thus losing the crunchiness.
" What makes this buckwheat groats extra? "
You'll love the crunchiness, the sweetness, and the flavors. The aroma of toasted buckwheat with spices will drive everyone to the kitchen, what a better way to start a day?
Besides, this buckwheat recipe is nutritious and filling. You can even make it ahead, though you'll love it warm.
Now you've your Christmas breakfast, no more worries on that, right?
It can be very difficult to make these crunchy buckwheat groats in the morning if you're in pain, prepare it in the evening and just warm it a bit in the morning.
My love to you, Githu.
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Crunchy caramelized buckwheat groats
- A large pan
- 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 2 tbs unprocessed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice or cinnamon & ginger
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 4 well-ripened pears
- 2 passion fruits (optional)
- Heat your pan at high heat then put the groats
- Toast the groats, and be careful not to burn them, low the heat if you see the groats becoming dark too fast
- Toasting will take relatively 8 mins
- During this time slice finely the pears
- Add spices and salt, toast again for 2 mins
- Add oil, stir well to make sure all groats are coated with oil toast for 2 mins
- Add sugar and do the same, stir, stir and stir till all the groats are coated and the sugar starts sticking on the pan this will take about 5 mins
- Add a splash of water, be very careful, the pan is very hot, so gather the groats on one side to make a heap, then pour some water, not all at once, stir, then repeat till you use all the water
- Cut off the heat, add fruits of your choice and cover the pan. Here I used pears & passion fruit
- Leave the crunchy caramelized buckwheat groats to cool for about 10 mins or more
- Serve warm, enjoy.
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