This is my go-to winter breakfast, and the tasty toppings make it even more appealing to eat in the morning. The buckwheat grain provides the porridge a nice texture, while the fresh grated fruit adds a natural sweetness. Not only this but these ingredients are a SUPER healthy way to start the day and fight inflammation with your daily dose of GLX3 😉
- 1 cup buckwheat, rinsed
- ½ cup oats
- 2 TBS chia seeds
- 2 cups (any type) of milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 each Pear, 1 Apple grated (keep skin on)
- 1 TSP of ground ginger and cinnamon
- ½ TSP each ground nutmeg & cardamom
- 2 TBS (any type) nut butter
- 1 TSP vanilla extract
- 2 TBS honey (buy local if you can..even better!)
COMPOTE OF MIXED BERRIES
- 1.5 Cups mixed frozen berries
- Grated zest of 1 orange and juice 1 orange
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 TSP corn flour
- 1 TBS water
Fill a bowl halfway with cold water and add the buckwheat and oats. In a separate bowl, combine the chia seeds and 1 cup of the milk. Allow both bowls to soak overnight on the bench.
In a fine strainer, drain the buckwheat and oats, then rinse thoroughly under cold water.
In a medium saucepan, combine the chia seeds with 1 cup milk, the buckwheat and oats, water, grated pear and apple, all of the spices, nut butter, vanilla, and honey. Cook on a low heat setting for about 30 minutes. Stir often until the sauce is thick and creamy, adding extra water or milk as needed to maintain a soft consistency. Serve in bowls with your preferred toppings.
TIP FROM THE COOK: Porridge can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply reheat each dish as needed, and if necessary, add a splash of more liquid.
COMPOTE OF MIXED BERRIES
In a saucepan, slowly bring the berries, orange zest and juice, and caster sugar to a boil. In a mixing dish, whisk together the cornflour and water until smooth, then add in the berries. Simmer for a few minutes, or until the juices thicken. Warm or at room temperature is fine. MAKES APPROXIMATELY 2 CUPS
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE TOP
Roasted figs with honey; fresh berries when in season; coconut yoghurt or regular yoghurt – plain or fruit; coconut yoghurt or regular yoghurt – plain or fruit; toasted nuts and seeds – almonds, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds; cinnamon-roasted pears or apples; poached rhubarb with raspberries; sliced banana and maple syrup; toasted nuts and seeds – almonds, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, sesame,