CINNAMON VANILLA BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE

 

  • Cooking Time: none
  • Servings: 2-3
  • Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups raw buckwheat groats, soaked for 12 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup flaked prepared (germinated and dehydrated) oats
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 6 dates or prunes, pitted
  • 1" vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mesquite
  • 4 tablespoons germinated buckwheat (from above batch)
  • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice or water
  • Assorted fresh and dried fruits of preference

Directions

  • Reserving 4 tablespoons of the germinated buckwheat, mix together with the oats in a bowl until evenly distributed. Set aside.
  • Place the reserved buckwheat in a blender along with the next seven ingredients and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Pour into the buckwheat/oat bowl and incorporate until evenly distributed.
  • Stir in by hand and top with additional fresh and dried fruits from an assorted variety, such as apricots, bananas, raisins, figs, berries, currants, etc.

Notes

I always enjoy trying to recreate my favorite old comfort foods out of living foods, as simply as I can. It's a nice challenge for me, and a sweet treat when it comes out just right. So, lately I've had porridge on my mind . . .

I saw an inspiring recipe for a buckwheat porridge the other day, just looking at it intensified my cravings for a hearty bowl of porridge! I set to work with my dear sister immediately in the kitchen and together, with the Lord's blessing, we achieved our goal: an energizing, wholly nourishing bowl of Buckwheat Porridge loaded with the creamy flavors of ripe pears and bananas, topped with raisins and a hint of mesquite (I just couldn't resist!), and chock full of live enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients! Praise the Lord because it's all that and frugally simple! :)

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