Buckwheat Porridge

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This hearty buckwheat porridge is so delicious and creamy. A great start to your day, it is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free!

Buckwheat Porridge

Recipe originally published March 2017.

Cooked Buckwheat Porridge

What is Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a seed and not a grain as some would like to believe, it is high in protein and fiber. It doesn’t contain any gluten or wheat. In other words, buckwheat is gluten-free while wheat contains gluten, just that the name is similar but it is totally different and healthy for you. I know the name “buckwheat” is very deceptive and misleading, but I assure you there is no gluten in the seed.

What is Buckwheat Porridge?

Have you tried cooking Buckwheat Porridge as yet? Well if you haven’t as yet this is a delicious recipe to try. It is creamy when cook but holds up to its texture well and doesn’t get mushy like cooked oatmeal. It has a slightly nutty flavor and the seeds are also referred to as groats.

Like quinoa, it is high in protein and fiber. low in calories and fats. It has no gluten whatsoever, so it is perfect for someone like myself who is on a gluten-free meal plan.

For more info on this super grain, check here.

Buckwheat groat porridge in a white bowl

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How To Cook Buckwheat Groats Porridge?

For the recipe, buckwheat groats are cooked with water and coconut milk.

Purchase Bob’s Red Mill buckwheat groats from your local health food store or Online. You can use any non-dairy milk of your choice.

Buckwheat groats are easy to cook and only required the occasional stirring. Sweeten your cooked porridge with maple syrup but you can use whatever sweetener you have on hand.

For flavoring add vanilla and a little cardamom or cinnamon, but you can add your favorite spices or none at all.

To serve divide the porridge into bowls and topped with my favorite fruits and nut butter.

Overhead photo of Porridge Buckwheat in a White bowl with berries and almond butter

Other Vegan Breakfast Recipes To Try

  1. Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
  2. Easy Tofu Scramble
  3. Moringa Smoothie Recipe
  4. Vegan Grits Recipe
  5. Sausage Gravy

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 281 kcal / 1175 kJ
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbs: 34 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
For: 4 servings


Suggested Toppings


  1. Combine buckwheat groats, water, coconut milk and salt in a pot and bring to boil on medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer and cover to cook for 10 minutes until groats are tender, stir occasionally.
  3. Add maple syrup, vanilla, and spices. Stir well to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide cereal into bowls evenly and top with you favorite fruits, nut butter, etc.


Buckwheat Porridge

Buckwheat Porridge

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Kiara
    November 11, 2020

    Do you think I could use Buckwheat flour as well or does it have to be groats? I want to make this today but I only have the flour.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 11, 2020

      I think flour would work, you will need to mix the flour in coconut milk as a slurry. Bring the water to a boil, add the buckwheat flour slurry and mix constantly using a whisk. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer (lowest flame), cook for about 5-8 minutes. Add maple syrup, vanilla, and spices. I hope this works.

  2. Debbie Kerr
    May 21, 2018

    Wow this porridge is now my favorite.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 21, 2018

      I am so happy you enjoyed it Debbie!