Creamy, delicious Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with coconut milk and chia seeds makes for a delicious breakfast. Add a dollop of almond butter to make this a well-rounded plant-based breakfast!

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

 Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

It’s the new cream of wheat right here!

Do you remember those single-serve instant cream of wheat packets that came with a fruity (sugar) pouch? Do they still make those?

I’d use the fruity pouch to draw pictures in my breakfast to make it more exciting.

That’s pretty much where the buck would stop because it took me so long to create my porridge masterpiece that by the time I was finished, I’d have to leave for school.

Well, I have Version 2.0 of that situation right here. Instead of cream of wheat, we’re using buckwheat (which is wheat-free, by the way!). Instead of a “fruit” pouch, we’re using actual fruit and all the other fixings.

The best part: It’ll blow your mind when you learn how nutritious this breakfast is!

Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

Everything You Need to Know About Buckwheat:

Buckwheat is one of those mysterious foods that you’d never guess is so incredibly healthful. Buckwheat comes from a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb (of all things!), and is naturally gluten-free as it bares no relation to wheat.

It is packed with B Vitamins, manganese, copper, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants. Buckwheat speeds up digestion (which I learned by happenstance), and is pH neutral, making it a great food to eat when you have an upset stomach.

Get this: buckwheat may also help prevent gallstones in women.

The fiber in buckwheat is insoluble and uses a lower amount of bile acid as compared to other foods, which soothes rather than aggravates your gallbladder (and the entirety of your digestive system).

In addition, replacing a sugary breakfast with buckwheat will help lower your blood sugar and potentially lower your risk for heart disease. You can learn more about the health benefits of buckwheat here  and here.

 Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

Because buckwheat is a seed and not a grain, some say it is paleo and GAPS-friendly, while others are on the fence because it isn’t super low on the glycemic index. This great article from Paleo Leap explains the debacle.

There is debate as to whether or not it is SCD-friendly because it contains proteins that may be difficult to digest for those with very sensitive digestive systems.

Couple the health benefits of buckwheat with superfruit like blueberries, and super nuts and seeds like walnuts and chia seeds, and you’re looking at a nutrient-packed breakfast.

You can even get a little crazy and put an egg on it for an added protein boost!

This isn’t my first romp in the kitchen with buckwheat.

Moons ago, I posted Bacon & Egg Buckwheat Stacks, Double Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies, and Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes using buckwheat flour.

But haste: buckwheat comes in other forms besides flour!

For this porridge, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Creamy Buckwheat, which turned out so thick, creamy, and comforting, with a slightly nutty flavor.

This makes for a cozy weekend breakfast, and can be made ahead of time for weekday breakfast, too! Move over oatmeal, cream of buckwheat’s for breakfast!

 Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

There are options galore with this bowl.

You can use your choice of milk (almond and coconut are my two favorites), fruit (sliced banana, berries, and apple are my go-tos), sweetener (pure maple syrup or honey for the win!), nut butters (almond butter all the way), and nuts and seeds (walnuts, slivered almonds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds are marvelous).

For added warmth, I always add ground cinnamon, and sometimes vanilla extract. It’s a real party bowl of porridge! Make it for the whole family this weekend!

 Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

Superfood party porridge for the win!

Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge with walnuts, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk | #paleo #glutenfree #sugarfree #breakfast #recipe @bobsredmill @roastedroot

Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge

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A grain-free porridge recipe, this Superfood Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge is rich, creamy, and loaded with nutrients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings


Buckwheat Porridge:

For Serving:


  • In a medium-sized pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the creamy buckwheat, salt, and cinnamon. Reduce the heat to low, and cover. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the water is absorbed.
  • Add desired amount of buckwheat porridge to serving bowls, along with desired amount of coconut milk, pure maple syrup, almond butter, blueberries, walnuts, and chia seeds. Enjoy!
  • Note: As an alternative, you can add all of the ingredients for serving the porridge (coconut milk through chia seeds) to the buckwheat porridge once it has finished cooking, and stir everything together prior to serving.


*You can use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk instead of full-fat canned coconut milk if you'd like.


Serving: 1Serving · Calories: 460kcal · Carbohydrates: 55g · Protein: 11g · Fat: 25g · Fiber: 10g · Sugar: 30g
Author: Julia
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Buckwheat Porridge, breakfast recipes, buckwheat oatmeal, healthy breakfast, oatmeal recipes, porridge recipes
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. I just stood a bit ago at the HyVee and stared at this cereal, wondering what it was like. I’ll get it next time. Oh, and foods that are SCD friendly=Nothing. Ok. Slight exaggeration, but yeah. I’ve read up on that diet, and it’s super extreme. BUT, I’m not there, so this looks like a fabulous way for us to wake up to on a weekend morning.

  2. I lurve me some buckwheat!! I’ve never had it as porridge which clearly needs to change because it looks like pure delicious comfort. Speedy digestion, here I come!! 🙂

    1. Mmmmmhmmm! The porridge was a game changer for me! It has a super subtle flavor compared to buckwheat flour. I think you’d love it, m’dear!

  3. These are incredible photos and have me craving a bowl! I love all the blueberries and walnuts. Perfect combination with creamy porridge.

  4. Cream of wheat was my go-to breakfast in my youth. Yup, I remember those fruity packages. This porridge is far better than cream of wheat. My 30-year old self is jumping for joy. Pinned.

  5. Strictly speaking, although buckwheat is a seed and not a grain, it is NOT paleo/primal.
    That said, tasty-looking recipe. I shall try it for those in my family not following the paleo/primal lifestyle.

    1. Thanks for the input Sophie. I just read more articles about buckwheat and it looks like there is some debate as to whether or not it’s paleo. I’ll make a note of it in my post.

  6. Buckwheat is one thing that I have yet to try in the realm of nutritious and delicious eats, but am so interested now! I’m a big oatmeal fan, so this looks like a good way to switch it up too!

  7. I love buckwheat, but I’ve never had it as porridge! After looking at this beautiful bowl I am craving it now. Have to try it cause it looks delicious 😉

  8. Buckwheat porridge is my current favorite, I love the creamy yet chewy texture, so good! Gorgeous photos to Julia – I forgot to mention but I enrolled in Eva Kosmas Flores’s photography course after your glowing recommendation – how amazing is she! I feel like I’ve learnt so much in the four short weeks, very sad that it’s all ending!

  9. I haven’t tried buckwheat! I will have to give it a whirl, I know it’s super healthy for you!

  10. Just look at you with all your buckwheats fact! I totally learned a lot so kudos friend! This looks gorgeous and I want a big bowl right now, please!

  11. I’m that weirdo that loves mush that tastes like nothing…AKA grits and cream of wheat. I’m dreaming about this with allll the bloobs and almond buttah!

  12. A package of this is destined for my Amazon shopping cart in 3…2….1… DONE. My mornings are going to taste so much better!

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