Hot Gluten Free Breakfast Cereal
Ever heard of Cream of Buckwheat? Probably not, and I hadn’t either until I was trying to find something to eat in the morning that was gluten free and not crisped rice. Then I came across Pocono Cream of Buckwheat Organic Cereal and thought, Why not give it a try? I did, and I’m glad.
Even though the name buckwheat implies that it contains gluten (because of the wheat part), buckwheat is indeed gluten free. And for a fringe food that’s not widely available or readily known, it actually tastes pretty good. I found mine at Whole Foods, and you can order online through the company or www.Amazon.com.
Pocono’s Cream of Buckwheat 100% Organic Cereal is Wheat and Gluten Free, Fat Free and Sodium Free. It’s a healthy food for a lot of different dietary needs so thankfully it also tastes good! And it also works as a starter infant food.
Cream of Buckwheat has a consistency just like grits with a milder flavor. There’s not that classic corn taste that you get with grits, just a gentler grain flavor that pairs well with whatever you might top this hot cereal off with, such as milk, cinnamon, butter, cheese….you name it, it will probably go well with Cream of Buckwheat.
Buckwheat is a surprising ingredient twist to many recipes. On the box of Cream of Buckwheat that I have, there are recipes for Creamy Buckwheat with Green Chilies and Cauliflower Soup. There’s even an entire Buckwheat Recipes Cookbook you can order through the company or check out some of their recipes online by clicking here.
For even more information on this surprising grain that can be a delightful addition to your morning breakfast routine, check out www.thebirkettmills.com.
One cup of prepared Cream of Buckwheat provides 14% of your daily iron needs, and a whopping 34% of phosphorus.
It’s fat free and sodium free, along with no preservatives, fortifiers or additives.
Organically grown buckwheat contributes no pesticides or herbicides into the environment.