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Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries

Healthy and comforting? Check! Try this delicious Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries from registered dietitian Katie Cavuto! Strawberries give this porridge a punch of natural sweetness and a splash of color, while providing a multitude of health benefits. Did you know that just one serving of eight strawberries a day benefits your whole body?

Strawberry Buckwheat Porridge

Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Yield: 4
Calories: 281kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats (different than kasha, which is roasted)
  • cups water
  • cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, divided
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange zest, divided
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  • Rinse the buckwheat using a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Add the rinsed buckwheat to a medium-sized saucepan along with the water, ¾ cup of almond milk, vanilla extract and the cinnamon stick. Bring the mixture to a boil, then decrease the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 12 minutes.
  • At the 12-minute mark, turn off the heat and stir in the orange zest, cardamom and maple syrup. Cover the buckwheat to steam in the pot for an additional 5 minutes.
  • While the buckwheat continues to cook, combine the strawberries with the remaining orange zest and orange juice.
  • Uncover the buckwheat, and stir in the remaining ¾ cup of almond milk and the ground flax. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  • Divide the porridge into 4 bowls, and top each with ½ cup of strawberries and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5  cups | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 53mg

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