Banana Nut Buckwheat Cereal

This buckwheat cereal is made with four simple ingredients. It makes a delicious, gluten-free breakfast or a tasty snack for summer road trips.

Buckwheat Cereal Recipe

Despite the name, buckwheat does not actually contain wheat.

Confusing, I know.

This grain-like staple is actually a seed, derived from the plant of the same name. It’s considered a “pseudocereal” due to a rich composition of complex carbohydrates and its use in products like flour, noodles, and porridge.

Buckwheat Cereal

It’s a great alternative grain for those who are gluten-free and provides a hefty dose of your daily B vitamins as well as minerals like magnesium and manganese.

Buckwheat Cereal Recipe

Unlike your typical sugar-laden boxed products, this homemade buckwheat cereal is nutrient-dense and low-sugar. It’s high in protein and fiber, providing long-lasting energy to fuel your mornings.

The slightly sweet, little clusters are very versatile. You can use them to top your yogurt, add a tasty crunch to “Nice Cream,” or pack them for healthy munching on-the-go.

Buckwheat Cereal Recipe

I’ve been enjoying mine as a quick alternative to my usual Super Seed Oatmeal, topped with the new Silk Protein Nutmilk.

Buckwheat Cereal Recipe

The almond cashew blend is so delicious and creamy.

In addition to lending a sweet vanilla flavor to the clusters, it also adds an extra 10 grams of plant-based protein to my breakfast, perfect for those mornings when I need to refuel post-workout.

Buckwheat Cereal

It’s made with pea protein, which is easily digestible and as effective as whey protein for repairing muscles. Altogether, this meal provides ~20 grams of protein, the recommended dose for post-workout muscle building.

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Banana Nut Buckwheat Cereal
A low-sugar, gluten-free breakfast cereal made with nutritious buckwheat. Makes a great meal or on-the-go snack.
Recipe type: breakfast, cereal, gluten-free, vegan, granola, snacks
Serves: 4-8
  • 1 cup hulled raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Optional additions:
  • goji berries
  • unsweetened coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine groats and nuts in a bowl.
  3. Combine banana, maple syrup, and salt in another bowl.
  4. Combine the two, mixing thoroughly to coat the groats and nuts.
  5. Distribute the mixture on an oiled baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing half way through.
  7. Let cool, and enjoy!
As a meal: ½ cup serving
As a snack: ¼ cup serving
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 165 Fat: 7 Saturated fat: 1 Unsaturated fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 22 Sugar: 4 Fiber: 4 Protein: 4

*This recipe calls for hulled raw buckwheat groats . You can find them online, in the bulk bin, or in the alternative grains section at the grocery store.

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Banana Nut Buckwheat Cereal - a healthy breakfast cereal made with gluten-free buckwheat groats. Slightly sweetened with banana and maple syrup. #vegan #glutenfreeLooking for more tasty snack ideas?

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Weigh in: Have you had buckwheat before? What is your favorite way to use buckwheat groats?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Haven’t had buckwheat before, but sounds very healthy. Love the idea of combining maple and banana favors!

  2. This looks so delicious and I’ve actually been on a cold cereal kick lately to the timing is perfect!

  3. What a great alternative when oatmeal gets boring. Can’t wait to give it a try in the morning!
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  4. This is perfect as a post workout snack and looks super tasty. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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  5. Got buckwheat! Will make this one for sure. I’ve actually been wanting to make a buckwheat granola. BTW: It was great meeting you in person at the RD dinner last night. : )
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  6. YES! I love buckwheat as an alternative to plain old oatmeal or any gluten-containing grains. Great recipe!!

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