Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Product Review: Buckwheat!

Buckwheat-  A few month ago I hadn't even heard of buckwheat!  What is it exactly? Well, according to wikipedia, it's not even related to the wheat family.  It's a fruit, not a grain. (!?)  I tried buckwheat a month ago, and I'm in love!  The only thing I've tried is Bob's Red Mill Organic Creamy Buckwheat hot cereal.  Mmmmmmm.  So good!  This morning I had to make a second serving because I love it so much. 

I bought this cereal by chance.  It was out of desperation, because I was missing my morning cereal.  It was one of the first things I came across while looking for cereal at a health food store, and I remembered that it was on a list of things I could have.  I can't even remember how much it cost- I think about $4-$5.  There are 12 servings per container, and this bag has lasted me at least a month and a half.

It's really easy to make.  You just put 1/4 cup of the buckwheat in a bowl, add 3/4 c. water, microwave on high for 3 minutes, and then let it sit, covered, for 3 minutes.  When it's ready it's kind of solidified & kind of gelatinous, which took me off guard.  But it's actually kind of the consistency of tapioca pudding when you stir it up.  Add the stevia & milk, and it is YUMMY.

I give this cereal five out of five stars!  Now I want to try the buckwheat groats for cereal.  Have any of you tried them before?  What are some of your favorite "healthy" foods that took you by surprise?


  1. Is it kind of like cracked wheat? I LOVE cracked wheat. SUPER YUMMY!

  2. Not really. Cracked wheat is more scratchy. This is smoother, but with more substance that Cream of Wheat. You should try it. If you love cracked wheat you'll probably like this.