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Buckwheat Groat Porridge

Active Time: 15 minutes / Requires soaking overnight

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Soaking Grains
Soaking your grains helps to remove some of the natural phytic acids present. Phytic acids are used as part of a plant's defense mechanism, however, when we consume them, these antinutrients inhibit vitamin and mineral absorption in our digestive tract. Soaking also helps to break down proteins, making grains easier to digest, and can drastically reduce cooking time.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buckwheat groats, soaked overnight
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pear or two plums, cored/pitted and chopped

Directions:

  1. Drain groats and put ½ in a food processor with almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Pulse until smooth, add reserved groats, and pulse just to combine. There should still be a hearty grain texture.
  2. Divide into 2 serving dishes and top with fresh pear or plums.