vegan breakfast buckwheat recipe

Warm Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelised Bananas & Cacao Nibs

The Balanced Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2/3 cup buckwheat groats
  • 2/3 cup plantbased milk
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 medium banana cut lengthways
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar For caramelising the banana
  • 1 tsp coconut oil for caramelising the banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure Maple syrup optional


  • Place the buckwheat groats in a pan with the plantbased milk and allow to sit while you get the rest of the ingredients together.  You can leave them soaking overnight or for at least a few hours if you remember to do this ahead - it will make them softer to chew.
  • Turn up the heat to low and place the pan on the stove to gently simmer for at least 5 minutes until warmed through.
  • Turn off the heat while you caramelise the bananas.
  • Sprinkle the coconut sugar onto a plate and place the sliced bananas, flat side down to mop up the sugar.
  • Add the coconut oil to a frying pan and turn up the heat to melt it.
  • Place the flat side of the bananas into the pan and turn down the heat.  Allow to cook for 5 minutes while the sugars melt and the banana caramelises and becomes a golden colour.
  • Stir the maca powder into the pan with the buckwheat groats, then add the mixture to a bowl.
  • Top the mixture with the banana and sprinkle the remaining ingredients on top.
  • Serve immediately.
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