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


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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  • 50g buckwheat



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  • 250ml milk of your choice



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



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  • 1 tsp cinnamon



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  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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