You can prepare this Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge in less than thirty minutes. Naturally sweetened with banana, it has the creamy consistency of rice pudding. Jump to recipe →
I LOVE cooking grains in my Instant Pot. The fix-it and forget it approach is ideal for my busy lifestyle. But it also cooks grains perfectly nearly every time! So while you could prepare this recipe on a stove-top, I developed it specifically for the Instant Pot.
Don’t let the name confuse you. Buckwheat is not a form of wheat. It’s an entirely different plant and it’s a good option for folks who need to avoid wheat or gluten.
I use to think buckwheat was just for pancakes. But people around the world use it in a number of different ways:
Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge
I noticed buckwheat’s penchant for sticking together while developing my Black Bean Mango Buckwheat Salad recipe. This quality inspired me to make porridge. Adding extra liquid and extending the cooking time appeared to do the trick.
I’m still new to Instant Pot cooking, so this Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge was truly an experiment. I wondered how it would work if I cooked all the ingredients together. (Cooked banana is a wonderful natural sweetener.) It worked like a charm!
The ease of preparation makes this Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge an ideal breakfast for busy weekday mornings. I add the ingredients to the Instant Pot when I first get up. Then I go about my routine (make the bed, morning stretches, etc.) and it’s ready in thirty minutes.
- 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 3 cups rice milk
- 1 banana, sliced
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- chopped nuts (optional)
- Rinse buckwheat and place in Instant Pot.
- Add rice milk, banana, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla and close lid.
- Be sure the steam release is in the closed position and manually select 6 minutes high-pressure cooking time.
- When timer beeps at the end of the cooking cycle, turn pot off and allow time for the natural release of pressure (about 20 minutes.)
- Once pressure is released, carefully open lid and stir porridge with a long handled spoon.
- Add more rice milk to individual servings to achieve preferred consistency. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.
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