Winter has finally arrived in Texas, which means a hot breakfast is a must to start the day. We are spicing up the traditional morning oatmeal by replacing oats with buckwheat groats to give your morning porridge a bump in nutrition, as well as a more nutty and hearty flavor. And just like the Thunderbird bar, this healthy recipe is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and omega-3s.
Cherry-Walnut-Cinnamon Thunderbird Bar Groats
- 1 cup buckwheat groats (soaked overnight and rinsed clean)
- 1-2 tsps cinnamon
- 2 ½ cups of milk of choice (dairy, almond, cashew, coconut)
- Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
- ½ cup chopped dates
- ½ cup toasted walnuts
- ½ cup dried cherries
*Bonus if you add a chopped up Thunderbird bar!
Heat the groats in a medium-sized sauce pot over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring them to keep them from sticking to the pot. Add in your cinnamon, salt, and liquid, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook until most of the liquid has drained. Remove from heat, stir in your toppings, and enjoy!
There are endless combinations of nuts, seeds, fruits, and sweeteners to add to your porridge, but give the Thunderbird bar inspired groats a try and let us know what you think.