Branching Out

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. In my opinion, there is nothing better than waking up, making a cup of hot coffee, sitting on my couch and enjoying a warm bowl of oatmeal. I’m also a creature of habit. That oatmeal is 9 times out of 10 topped with 1/2 banana, blueberries, strawberries, hemp seed hearts, chia seeds and cinnamon!

Since I try to come up with interesting and fun foods for my blog, I have recently been trying to reach outside of my comfort zone and try new things! I know it sounds silly, but trying new foods can be scary, especially for a control freak like myself! Well, it’s time to Branch Out!

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different breakfast grains. I mean, oatmeal isn’t the only option (all though it is amazing)! There are a variety of gorgeous gluten-free grains that can be made into yummy breakfast creations! Lately, my favorite has been

buckwheat

Yea, the name may sound funny, but these little grains are AWESOME. They are super easy to make, have a chewy texture, are gluten-free, and high in fiber.

DSC_0389I present to you:

Apple Pie Buckwheat Groats

  • 1/3 cup buck wheat groats (also known as Kasha)
  • 1 cup cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 apple cubed
  • cinnamon
  • stevia
  • 1 TBS pecans
  • 1 TBS Raisins
  • 1 tspn chia seeds
  • Optional: Flax meal, 1/2 banana, hemp seed hearts

Directions:

Boil water in a small pot. When the water comes to a boil, add Buckwheat groats, cinnamon, chia, stevia and apple. Turn heat to low, and allow the water to absorb into the grain. After all the water is absorbed, add apple sauce, pecans, raisins and optional ingredients. Mix well and enjoy!

*Although Buckwheat groats are awesome, you can totally use oatmeal and enjoy them APPLE PIE style!!!

*These can be made the night before! Throw everything in a mason jar, and        re-heat in the morning!

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So! I dare you to BRANCH OUT, and experiment with something new! You may find your new favorite food!!!

Question: What is your favorite Breakfast food?

xoxoSYN

 

 

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