Breakfast Buckwheat cereal is a new take on traditional breakfast oatmeal.

Add your favorite toppings with fruit, nuts, and cinnamon spice! What is buckwheat?  The confusion about buckwheat is understandable, although buckwheat has the word wheat in it, buckwheat does not have wheat in it at all.

In fact, buckwheat is gluten free and low in FODMAPs (more about FODMAPs below).

Here is what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says about buckwheat and other whole grains.

“Next time you go shopping, help keep your family healthy by choosing whole grains over refined grains.

Whole grains (such as buckwheat, brown rice, hominy and oatmeal) are more nutritious than refined grains because they contain the fiber-rich outer bran layer, the nutrient-packed germ and the starchy endosperm.”

from the article 5 Whole Grains to Keep Your Family Healthy.

You may have never tried buckwheat before, it is a whole grain and low in FODMAPs. If you are not sure what FODMAPs are and how they affect digestion, take a look at this blog.

Take a look at these popular low FODMAPs recipes:

Buckwheat cereal
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Breakfast Buckwheat

Course: Breakfast
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low FODMAP, Low Sodium, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or desired milk alternative


  • In a saucepan, add water and groats.
  • Stir in salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and continue to cook until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add your desired toppings and enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 6g

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Dana uses her advanced training in functional nutrition and food sensitivities to help her clients love and trust food again as they heal from years of painful symptoms that have dominated their lives. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide.