Breakfast Buckwheat

If you’re looking for a different option for breakfast, this is it! Гречка which sounds like grechka is the Russian word for buckwheat. This is a very common staple here in Russian cuisine that can be eaten with any meal.  When I’ve eaten it outside of our home, it has usually been prepared very plain with very minimal ingredients. I found this recipe on Pinterest which makes for slightly sweet healthy breakfast that will keep you full all morning.


Serves 4-6


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons pancake syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
  • handful raisins, optional


  1. Rinse groats twice with water.  Add the water to the groats in a medium size pot. Add the salt, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir, bring to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Allow the groat to simmer for about ten minutes.  Check the texture of the groats, they should be soft but not mushy.
  3. Once they have cooked to a tender state with the water absorbed, add in the milk  and raisins and simmer with the lid off.
  4. Simmer until nice and thick then turn off the heat.  Put on the lid and allow to sit and thicken for about ten minutes.
  5. Serve with a little milk on top. If you desire you could add any kind of fresh fruit.


Recipe adapted from


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