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Raw Buckwheat Cinnamon Cereal | Nutrition Stripped Cookbook
Eat Well May. 17. 2016
Breakfast

Sprouted Buckwheat Cinnamon Cereal from the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook!

May. 17. 2016
Breakfast
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

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Today I’m sharing yet another delicious recipe that didn’t make it into the cookbook because of space, but lucky for you, you get this one early! Buckwheat groats are a fantastic alternative to crunchy refined carbohydrate loaded cold cereals most of us are used to from grocery stores. Buckwheat is one of the most underused gluten free grains, or whole grains for that matter, even though it’s high in fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, and copper. Combine crunchy dehydrated buckwheat groats with cinnamon and sunflower seeds and you have cereal 2.0.

Cinnamon is one of the most well known spices, and yet most of us don’t use it as strategically as we could! Cinnamon is great to be used with carbohydrate rich meals for several reasons. First, it just tastes good! Cinnamon is often paired with carbohydrates like grains or fruit which the flavor of cinnamon complements incredibly. Also, ground cinnamon is a potent blood sugar stabilizer meaning that it has compounds that slow down the rate at which our stomach empties food and therefore help decrease the rise in blood sugar. It also stimulates insulin receptors thus enhancing insulin signaling. This ancient spice also has anti-clotting and anti-microbial properties and is very high in antioxidants. The benefits of cinnamon go well beyond it’s taste, so consider adding more to your diet with recipes like this one!

Try this recipe with homemade almond milk, vanilla cashew milk, or strawberry brazil nut milk, which are all equally delicious. I love serving this with fresh fruit from the season, so right now I’m loving any kind of berry I can get my hand on (even the mulberries!). Learn about the featured whole food ingredients and their health benefits and nutrition information in the NS Pantry: buckwheat, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

Sprouted Buckwheat Cinnamon Cereal
Recipe Type: breakfast
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
A crunchy gluten free protein and fiber rich cereal made with nutrient dense sprouted buckwheat and cinnamon.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats, [url href=”https://nutritionstripped.com/guide-to-soaking-and-sprouting/”]soaked and sprouted[/url]
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Soak and sprout your buckwheat following this [url href=”https://nutritionstripped.com/guide-to-soaking-and-sprouting/”]guide[/url].
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt. Pour over the sprouted buckwheat, using your hands gently massage the wet mixture into the buckwheat. Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container in a dry place for up to 1 month.
Notes
Prep time includes soaking cashews

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I want to hear from you! Tell me if you like this one! I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do and feel free to “share” this recipe by tagging me @nutritionstripped and using the #nutritionstripped. And if you did like it, I’m sharing 100 more simple and delicious recipes in the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook. You can preorder the book now which will be released in August in the US!

 

xx McKel

Photography: Katie Newburn

The Recipe

Serves 12

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats, [url href=”https://nutritionstripped.com/guide-to-soaking-and-sprouting/”]soaked and sprouted[/url]
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Soak and sprout your buckwheat following this [url href=”https://nutritionstripped.com/guide-to-soaking-and-sprouting/”]guide[/url].
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt. Pour over the sprouted buckwheat, using your hands gently massage the wet mixture into the buckwheat. Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container in a dry place for up to 1 month.

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  • Beth R.

    I’m really confused by this recipe…When do you add the sunflower seeds? And your notes section includes something about cashews….

    • Robert Wood

      If I had to guess I would say you add in the sunflower seeds after everything is cooked. Sunflower seeds only need to toast for about 10 minutes at 350°. You could toast them after for an added crunch or leave them raw. I was confused about the cashews too. My hypothesis is homemade cashew milk instead of almond.

  • Lauren

    Love this recipe – can’t wait to try it! I have been on the hunt for recipes that include whole buckwheat groats (so many recipes seem to require a rough grind first) and this sounds delish.

  • Grace

    Do I have to sprout the grouts? Can i just soak them or not do either?

    • McKel Hill

      Ideally sprout so they have that extra crunch, but soaking them and then cooking or dehydrating them is necessary for it to become cereal rather than a porridge.

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