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Vegan Buckwheat Bircher

By Friday, July 19, 2013 , , , ,

I love the nutty, wholesome taste of buckwheat but I disliked the grainy texture and wanted something smoother and more refreshing, so when I made my buckwheat porrij for breakfast, I decided to pulse the buckwheat in the food processor after soaking it. It worked so well I decided to modify the recipe to make a raw buckwheat breakfast, and the result was utter perfection!

Serves 1
You will need: 

1/3 cup (60g) raw buckwheat groats

1 mashed banana or one grated apple
1-2 tbsps flaxseed/ chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cover the buckwheat groats with water and soak them in a bowl on the bench top overnight. Meanwhile, add the apple or banana and combine with the chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla extract, then leave to sit in the fridge overnight to thicken. In the morning, rinse and drain your buckwheat thoroughly, then add to the food processor pulse until the buckwheat has a grainy texture and all is well combined. Mix with the chia mixture and serve topped with the fruit and nuts of your choice

If you want to have a fruity bircher instead, simply omit the banana and use blended up frozen or fresh berries. If you use frozen fruit, you might want to reduce the milk to 1/3 cup also, otherwise it could be a little runny!

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  1. Hi Siobhan,
    this might seem to be a silly question, but are buckwheat and buckwheat groats the same? I' just a little confused and I would love to try your buckwheat creations to change my usualy bowl of oatmeal for breakfast!
    Thanks in advance :)

    1. Hey!

      A buckwheat 'groat' is the same as a 'grain' of rice, it's just the name of the little raw balls of buckwheat!

  2. what would the process and measurement be if you were to use oats?

    1. There's a separate recipe for overnight oats :)