Sweet Almond Cream of Buckwheat with Skillet Pears

Photo: Oxmoor House

If you’re avoiding oatmeal because of possible gluten cross-contamination, enjoy a bowl of warm cream of buckwheat cereal instead.  Top this hearty cereal with chopped pears, dried cherries, and toasted almonds for a satisfying morning meal.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup cereal, 1/2 cup pears, and 1 tablespoon almonds)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 65.3g
  • Fiber: 8.6g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 224mg
  • Calcium: 213mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked cream of buckwheat
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups chopped ripe pear
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring milk just to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in cream of buckwheat; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove buckwheat from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons sugar, butter, and next 3 ingredients.
  2. 2. While buckwheat cooks, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pear, remaining 2 teaspoons sugar, cherries, 2 tablespoons water, and cinnamon to pan. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Spoon cereal evenly into 4 bowls. Top evenly with pear mixture and almonds.
Note:

Buckwheat is a misleading term. It's not wheat but rather a naturally gluten-free seed that yields this delicious, creamy hot breakfast. It's a whole grain, which carries many health benefits such as helping to reduce blood cholesterol levels, and is less starchy and higher in fiber than gluten-free corn or rice.

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

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