Creamy Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

by Brittany on October 11, 2012

Good morning!!

Sorry this post is going up a little later than usual.  Today is my late day at work, so that means I get to sleep in a little later since I work later.  I took full advantage of that this morning!

Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday!!  I’m hoping that whatever this is passes quickly.  Sorry I’m behind on my responses.  I read them all… and I will get back to you.  Pinky promise.  ;)

I have been eating a ton of creamy buckwheat lately.  Plus, it is easy to go down even when I don’t really feel like eating!

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Creamy Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

  • 1/3 cup creamy buckwheat cereal (or mix 1/2 buckwheat, 1/2 brown rice cereal)
  • 1 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • 1/4-1/3 cup pumpkin (depends on your preference)
  • protein powder (optional)
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • milk of choice
  • toppings- nut butter, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, get creative!

Bring water, cereal, and a few dashes of cinnamon to a boil.  Reduce heat to low/ medium low.

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Add in 1/2 of your chopped ripe banana.  Allow to boil for 10 minutes.  Stir frequently and add more water as necessary.  

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Once your 10 minutes is up, remove from heat.  Stir in protein powder, if using, and pumpkin.

Pour into bowl.

Top with the other half of the banana and desired toppings.  I went with sunflower butter and hemp seeds.  We will chat more about those tomorrow!!

Pour cold milk over the top and eat!  Coconut milk would be heavenly with this!!

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What are your favorite toppings over your hot cereal?

Pumpkin in your breakfast… yay or nay?

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura @ LauraLikesDesign October 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

Mmm, sounds delish! I love peanut butter in my hot cereal!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Oh me too!!

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Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie October 11, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’ve never had buckwheat, but it looks delicious! I love adding pumpkin to my hot cereal, so good :)

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

You would love buckwheat!!

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Alex @ therunwithin October 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

I have never had buckwheat before but you always make it look so good.

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I think you would really like it Alex!

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

I’ve never had buckwheat! It sounds delicious though. I’m all about pumpkin in my oats – yum! I almost always add at least a half of a banana to my oatmeal and nut butter is a MUST!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Great minds think alike!! I think you would like the buckwheat! It is like a mix between oat bran and oats!

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Samantha October 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

Good morning! Right now that looks fabulous, I haven’t tried pumpkin in the morning but that is because I am a creature of oatmeal habit…with apple and berries on top. :)This really looks good however and I LOVE buckwheat flour.

I hope you have a great day and are feeling well!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I’m a creature of habit too!! I think you would love pumpkin in your oats!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige October 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

Yay for sleeping in! Hopefully that takes care of the bug you caught :) Sleep always helps for me.

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Sleep is really helping me right now! I’m feeling much better!

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness October 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

This looks so good! Almond butter is a must have for toppings!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Agreed!!!

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Lisa October 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’ve been eating a crazy ton of buckwheat as well! Its so delicious!
I’m glad you got the chance to get some more sleep this morning:)

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Buckwheat is so good isn’t it?!?!

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Life's a Bowl October 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

Def pumpkin in my breakfast :) Love pouring some Silk Light Vanilla on top of my bowls of oats, hot + cold!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love the hot + cold too!!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I am all about the oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter :) I also add flax, vanilla, and almond or hemp milk.

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’m all about the almond or hemp milk too!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever done buckwheat! I was thinking as I wrote my TVP “oatmeal” post today that I wanted to do it with pumpkin. May try to merge our two recipes this weekend!

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Oh let me know if you do!!! Your TVP “oats” looked good! You would love buckwheat!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I opened a can of pumpkin this evening (!!!) and plan to top tomorrow’s breakfast with some (I’m thinking french toast). I can’t wait!! :)

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Oh man… pumpkin on french toast?? Yes please!

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Jessie October 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I haven’t had hot cereal in the longesttt time, but i’ll say PB! Can’t ever go wrong w/ PB topped on anything :)

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Brittany October 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Hot cereal is a must here! I agree about the PB!

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Jane October 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

I love pumpkin in cereal! Do you use the Bob’s Red Mill buckwheat cereal, or what kind?

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Brittany October 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yes! Bob’s Red Mill. It is so good!

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