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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.5
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.4 mg
  • Sodium: 80.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

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Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal

Introduction

Cold, it crunches and pops in your mouth with a bold, nutty taste. Hot, it becomes smooth and more mellow. Either way, buckwheat (kasha) is a healthy, hearty breakfast. Cold, it crunches and pops in your mouth with a bold, nutty taste. Hot, it becomes smooth and more mellow. Either way, buckwheat (kasha) is a healthy, hearty breakfast.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup roasted buckwheat or kasha, rinsed
    2 tablespoons sliced almonds
    2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    4 dates, pit removed and sliced

    2 cups skim milk
    2 cups blueberries--or any fruit

Tips

Since dates can be tricky to cut and get stuck on your knife, try chopping the dates with kitchen scissors.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spread the rinsed buckwheat and almonds on a sheet pan. Toast the almonds while drying out the buckwheat until almonds are light in color, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the almonds and buckwheat to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flax meal and spices. Add the dates and toss the mixture well. The dates will stick to the mixture, which ensures they won't clump together. Store in closed container for up to 3 weeks.

To prepare cold:
Combine 1/2 cup buckwheat mixture with 1/2 cup cold skim milk. Add 1/2 cup blueberries and eat!

To prepare hot:
Combine 1/2 cup buckwheat mixture with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup skim milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Serve with 1/2 cup blueberries.


Serving Size: Makes 4 servings, 1/2 cup granola each serving, 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup blueberries






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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yes, buckwheat is gluten free. It actually isn't related to wheat at all, and in fact, isn't even a grain. It is related to rhubarb, and has zero gluten.
    - 4/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I had it cold this morning and it was great! Although I did not have blueberries, so I put in a banana - and i had almond milk vs skim. The cereal itself is wonderful, crunchy and the spices pair nicely with it. - 4/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really good taste - great oatmeal substitution. Never thought of serving it as breakfast cereal, have only used Kasha as Supper side dish before. - 4/20/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This breakfast surpasses the recommended amount of carbs in one sitting by a lot. I would say a quarter cup would be an appropriate amount with a piece of fruit. I can't believe SP would recommend that consuming 60 grams of carbs is healthy & in the interest of people who are trying to lose weight - 1/22/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Family complains it's not enough for a meal, just a good snack. - 10/25/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    too many carbs per serving. Love that it is Gluten-free and not a grain, but not for my diet - 10/17/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds really yummy, but way too many carbs for my eating plan. - 9/25/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    @nitainmn...It's not Kashi, which is a brand name. It's kasha. Not the same thing. - 4/19/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I eat plain oatmeal cooked with a cup of chopped fruit (or something small like blueberries) almost every day so I thought I would try this. I liked it cold but did not like the texture when I warmed it up. For the calories, I'll just stick with my oatmeal. - 4/3/12

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  • We love cooking buckwheat groats for breakfast! Other favorites are millet and amaranth. - 1/14/14

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  • I liked the simplicity of this recipe & the crunchiness of the buckwheat is unusual but pleasant. I would make this again. - 5/31/13

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  • Sunkat - a lot of pictures are just stock pictures so the portion pictured may or may not be close to 1/4 cup - however when you compare the size of the bowl to the size of the spoon I would have to say that the bowl and cup pictured must be small. - 2/6/13

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  • Does anyone else find the picture to be deceptive? One of the major things we are cautioned about on this site is "potion distortion". I find it hard to believe the picture featured on this recipe is for one serving of 1/2 cup. - 1/25/13

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  • can you prepare it without putting in the oven? just cooking in a saucepan?
    - 12/1/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hot, sounds like it would be great made hot with quinoa.
    - 4/19/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You know I would love to try this but I am not even sure if I can get this in Canada. - 4/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love the sound of this breakfast. I use kasha instead of rice for savoury dishes, but have never eaten it in this way. Definitely one to try!! - 4/19/12

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  • Loved it....... - 4/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    60 carbs per portion! I am allowed no more than 30. I use it as a side dish (3 tbsps) with a little salt and microwave 30 sec with a drop of water. It should be pre-cooked and crispy, then it swells nicely. Don't use fast-boiling, just whole-grain and roasted . - 4/19/12

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  • Great recipe, I actually soak the buckwheat overnight and eat it raw with almond milk and fruit. - 4/19/12

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  • I am a little confused about the fruit portion.... The directions say to serve with 1/2 cup fruit, but the serving size says 1/4 cup. Which is correct? - 4/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't get this. My doctor told me no more oatmeal because of carbs and pre-diabetis diagnosis. She said to eat eggs or protein instead. Yet on spark people diabetes 8 week program, I didn't have that option. - 4/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Durn. Looks yummy. But at 61 carbs for 1/4 cup ... I can't have it!
    Looks tasty tho, alas. - 4/19/12

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  • good! I was looking for an alternbative to oatmeal on a cold morning.
    Ann - 4/19/12

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  • well------ you must think healthy thoughts when you eat this--I salted it----the berries really helped! - 4/19/12

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  • Russians eat it like this but with just milk + some salt. My boyfriend doesn't get it, but to me it tastes like home :) - 4/19/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not a kashi grain fan....though, its tempting for the protein content. Sorry Meg! - 4/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds good, but I am wondering if buckwheat is gluten free? I am gluten intolerant. - 4/14/12

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  • very good! - 4/1/12

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  • Yum!!! A winner. - 4/1/12

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  • Lower in calories than most granolas, and you can make it in advance. - 3/16/12

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  • very tasty... - 3/16/12

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