Overnight Raw Buckwheat Porridge

This tasty and nutritious buckwheat porridge packs all you need to start your day right. Soaking the groats overnight makes this recipe super low-effort, perfect for those busy mornings.

Overnight Raw Buckwheat Porridge


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs38.2 g13.9%
of which Sugars11.7 g13%
Fibers11.8 g42%
Fats13.8 g21.3%
of which Saturates1.2 g6.1%
of which Omega 31.7 g153.5%
Proteins10.2 g22.3%
Calcium254 mg25.4%
Vitamin A3 mcg0.4%
Vitamin C50 mg66.6%
Iron2.6 mg17.2%
Potassium554 mg15.8%
Sodium64 mg2.8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal318 15.9%
Macro split
  • net carbs 52%
  • sugars 16%
  • fats 19%
  • saturates 2%
  • proteins 14%
  • fibers 16%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
318 per serving

Are you looking for a hassle-free, nutritious breakfast that actually tastes delicious? Then, our overnight raw buckwheat porridge is absolutely spot on.

After making this hot buckwheat cereal recipe, we wanted to share a no-cook porridge idea for those busy mornings when you need a quick breakfast!

All you have to do is soak raw buckwheat groats the night before and then blitz them with a splash of almond milk the next day.

Then, add flaxseeds, nut butter, fruit, and a drizzle of maple, and you'll have a tasty breakfast that packs all you need to start the day.

We love buckwheat for its earthy, nutty, and almost caramel-like flavour. But what's even greater about this gluten-free pseudocereal is its beneficial effect on blood sugar levels.

These whole-grain groats are packed with fibres, which slow down the digestion of sugars, thus regulating the release of energy after a meal.

Moreover, buckwheat is a vegan source of complete proteins, meaning it provides all the nine essential amino acids your body needs to build proteins.

Pairing buckwheat with nut butter and flaxseeds will give you a blast of fibres and plant-based proteins. Flaxseeds are also an excellent source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, with a single tablespoon covering all you need daily.

If you don't have time to cook porridge in the morning or if you have never thought of eating raw buckwheat, this fast porridge recipe will be a brand-new, exciting way of preparing breakfast.

Soaking and draining the raw groats before consuming them makes them easier to digest [1].

Delicious and easy to make, this overnight porridge is also a fantastic meal-prepping idea as you can store it in the fridge for a few days and have a wholesome breakfast always at hand.

After this recipe, discover more ways to eat buckwheat, such as these gluten-free buckwheat crackers, buckwheat salad, and buckwheat pancakes!

For more breakfast ideas like this buckwheat cereal recipe, try our overnight oat groats, oat peanut porridge or vegan cornmeal porridge.


Measuring System
Raw Buckwheat Groats75 g
Almond Milk150 mL
Ground Ginger1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon1/2 tsp
Ground Flaxseeds2 tbsp
Kiwi Fruit1
Raspberries80 g
Nut Butter (Almond or Peanut)2 tbsp
Maple Syrup2 tsp

Step 1

Rinse the raw buckwheat groats under cold water a few times and then add them to a bowl.

Next, pour enough water to cover the groats by 3 cm (1 inch) and leave them to soak at room temperature for at least 3 hours or overnight.

The groats will expand and soften as they absorb water.

buckwheat soaked overnight

Step 2

Now, drain the buckwheat over a colander to remove excess water and then add the groats to a food processor.

Pour in the almond milk, or any plant-based milk of your choice, and tip in the ground ginger and cinnamon (1).

Pulse the ingredients into a smooth porridge, add the ground flaxseeds, and blitz again until creamy (2).

Now, you can optionally add a few drops of lemon or lime juice to boost the absorption of buckwheat nutrients.

buckwheat groats with almond milk
raw buckwheat porridge with flaxseeds

Step 3

Now, divide the porridge among single-serving bowls, jars, or glasses (1).

Finally, top it with peeled and sliced kiwi fruit, fresh raspberries, nut butter, and maple syrup (2).

You can optionally pour extra almond milk over the toppings, as we did, or leave it as it is.

raw buckwheat porridge in a cup
buckwheat porridge topped with raspberries and kiwi


  • You can swap milk with a plant-based yogurt, like coconut or almond milk yogurt.

  • Sprinkle this porridge with bee pollen, if you aren't a strict vegan. It's rich in immune-boosting compounds and incredibly tasty.

  • Store the prepared porridge in tight seal jars and keep them in the fridge for 2-3 days.