Pumpkin Buckwheat Porridge Power Bowl

Pumpkin Buckwheat Porridge Power Bowl

Love oatmeal but want to switch it up? This pumpkin buckwheat porridge power bowl is low in fat, high in fiber, and makes for a hearty breakfast that’s full of fall flavors. Vegan and gluten-free.

Despite what it’s name would lead you to believe, buckwheat doesn’t contain any wheat and it’s actually not even a real grain. It’s a pseudograin (the same as quinoa), so it’s naturally wheat and gluten free. It’s also higher in protein than wheat, corn, rice and millet!

I recently went through our pantry and found that I had stock-piled a ton of bulk bin items, one of which was buckwheat groats. I posted about it on Instagram and apparently I’m not the only food hoarder out there. That made me feel a tiny bit better, but I still think my collection is a bit ridiculous, so I’m on a mission to use them all up before buying any more.

Not really sure what I was going to do with the buckwheat, I decided to soak and sprout them. I’ve only tried sprouting a few times, but it really isn’t hard and it was so fun to watch the little sprouts form.

You do have to have a little patience because it does take a couple days to get your sprouts. Usually I’m the most inpatient person I know, but the sprouting worked to my advantage because by the time the groats had finished soaking/sprouting I had come up with a recipe idea.
I used sprouted buckwheat groats in the recipe because I had the extra time and there are many benefits of sprouting. If you want to sprout yours, here’s a great guide I found.
That said, if you don’t have the time for sprouting, just be…

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