A warm bowl of Fruit and Creamy “Cereal” would hit the spot on this snowy day in, right? We’re suffering through a cold storm over here on the east coast. I plan on making the best out of the days stuck in by getting some deep weekend cleaning done. (sounds legit) We’ll see how that works out considering I have to entertain a three-year old who jumps around as if he’s in a kung-fu movie just to go potty. And a five-year old who believes it’s my job to make certain that she is never bored.
My nine-year old twins are comfortable entertaining themselves, and as long as they eat, they’re good. Now let’s get into this dish. This bowl of hot cereal is not the ordinary instant oatmeal packages with the Quaker on the side. I ditched the Oats for one, and for good reason. Growing up Oatmeal was one breakfast that appealed to me in concept. A warm bowl of sweetness first thing in the morning certainly sounds like a good idea. But even when mama made it from scratch with raisins and tons of butter ( and it tasted sooo gooood) I could never stomach it. No matter how good it was I would usually get sick. Now I know it’s because I have an oat allergy. Ding!
After a little research I learned oats aren’t all that good for anyone. They have some pretty useful nutrients (steel-cut, or rolled oats not that instant stuff) but they also contain phytic acid which has a tendency to bind minerals together and prevent their absorption. Which kind of defeats the purpose right?
Not Buckwheat. Buckwheat is not a grain it is an actual seed that’s related to rhubarb and sorrel fruit.
Buckwheat is gluten-free and a good alternative for those of us with sensitivities to wheat and other grains. It reminds me of the tasty bowl of homemade oatmeal my mother would make, without the butter, milk, oats, and more importantly gestational disruption. :/ Coconut oil, apples, pears, coconut milk, craisins, walnuts and maple syrup make up this bowl heaven. Now let me just leave you here with this recipe and recommend you try it. You should really try it.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 apple chopped
- 1 pear chopped
- 2/3 cups Whole Organic Buckwheat
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt.
- Craisins and Walnuts on top.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pot.
- Add chopped apple and pear to the hot oil.
- Sautee for a few minutes.
- Pour 2/3 of dry buckwheat cereal to the pot, and mix everything together.
- Pour in 2 cups of coconut milk.
- Mix around the pot to makes sure everything is in the milk.
- Add cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla paste, nutmeg, salt.
- Reduce heat to medium low, place top on pot and let simmer for 10 minutes, while continuing to mix.
- Serve warm and top in plenty of craisins and walnuts.