While hot breakfast cereal takes many forms, this version featuring kasha is perfect for kick-starting your day. Kasha, or roasted buckwheat, is the edible fruit seed of a plant related to rhubarb and, despite the name, is not related to wheat at all and is, in fact, gluten-free. With plenty of high quality protein and good amounts of fiber, calcium, iron and B vitamins, kasha gets your day off to a healthy start.
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in two
- 1 cup kasha
- 1 pinch fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups water and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil.
Add kasha and salt, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve porridge with maple syrup to taste. (Feel free to substitute honey or brown sugar.)
Thickness can be adjusted according to preference by adding more water, milk or soy milk.
Per serving: 180 calories (10 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 39g carbohydrates (5g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 5g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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