Banana Nut Buckwheat Cereal
This buckwheat cereal is made with four simple ingredients. It makes a delicious, gluten-free breakfast or a tasty snack for summer road trips.
Despite the name, buckwheat does not actually contain wheat.
Confusing, I know.
This grain-like staple is actually a seed, derived from the plant of the same name. It’s considered a “pseudocereal” due to a rich composition of complex carbohydrates and its use in products like flour, noodles, and porridge.
It’s a great alternative grain for those who are gluten-free and provides a hefty dose of your daily B vitamins as well as minerals like magnesium and manganese.
Unlike your typical sugar-laden boxed products, this homemade buckwheat cereal is nutrient-dense and low-sugar. It’s high in protein and fiber, providing long-lasting energy to fuel your mornings.
The slightly sweet, little clusters are very versatile. You can use them to top your yogurt, add a tasty crunch to “Nice Cream,” or pack them for healthy munching on-the-go.
The almond cashew blend is so delicious and creamy.
In addition to lending a sweet vanilla flavor to the clusters, it also adds an extra 10 grams of plant-based protein to my breakfast, perfect for those mornings when I need to refuel post-workout.
It’s made with pea protein, which is easily digestible and as effective as whey protein for repairing muscles. Altogether, this meal provides ~20 grams of protein, the recommended dose for post-workout muscle building.
- 1 cup hulled raw buckwheat groats
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- goji berries
- unsweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine groats and nuts in a bowl.
- Combine banana, maple syrup, and salt in another bowl.
- Combine the two, mixing thoroughly to coat the groats and nuts.
- Distribute the mixture on an oiled baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, tossing half way through.
- Let cool, and enjoy!
As a snack: ¼ cup serving
*This recipe calls for hulled raw buckwheat groats . You can find them online, in the bulk bin, or in the alternative grains section at the grocery store.
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