Soaked buckwheat groats make an excellent breakfast oatmeal. They taste even better if you soak them in juice, since this gives them a sweet flavor. Making this oatmeal with freshly squeezed orange juice is my favorite version, but it is also fantastic made with prune juice.
- Yield: 2 Servings
- 1⁄2 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 2⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 apple
- 2⁄3 cup almond milk or almond cream
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp white sesame seeds (optional)
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- honey or maple syrup, to taste
- chopped walnuts, to taste
- Put the buckwheat groats and the orange juice into a bowl. Allow to soak in the refrigerator overnight. Just before using them, drain and rinse the buckwheat.
- Cut the apple into quarters and place into a blender, along with the almond milk or almond cream. Purée briefly on a low setting so that the mixture does not liquify too much. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the chia seeds and the soaked buckwheat, and mix everything together to combine. If using the sesame seeds, place them in a frying pan and toast them slightly without using any oil.
- Sprinkle the sesame seeds and cinnamon over the buckwheat. Add honey or maple syrup and walnuts, to taste.