Poppy seed buckwheat porridge served in a bowl

Poppy seed buckwheat porridge

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus overnight soaking

Easy

Serves 2

Swap regular oats for buckwheat to make your morning porridge. Buckwheat is a versatile, gluten-free, grain-like seed with a lovely, nutty flavour that adds plenty of taste to breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal201
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g buckwheat
    Buckwheat

    Buckwheat

    buhk-weet

    Buckwheat actually comes from the seeds of a plant distantly related to rhubarb …

  • 250ml milk of your choice

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 125g blueberries
  • 1 small orange, zested and juiced
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

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    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

Method

  1. Tip the buckwheat into a bowl. Pour in 250ml cold water, then cover and leave to soak for at least 4 hrs or preferably overnight.

  2. Drain the soaked buckwheat and pulse a few times with the milk in a food processor to create a semi-smooth texture, then pour into a saucepan along with the poppy seeds. Cook over a low heat for 7-10 mins whisking continuously until creamy and thickened.

  3. Put the blueberries in a small saucepan along with the orange juice, zest and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat and cook gently for 5 mins or until the blueberries pop and become saucy. Spoon the porridge into two bowls and top with the blueberry compote.

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