Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mango coconut buckwheat breakfast pudding


I have shared several other buckwheat porridge recipes over the last six months, so you may wonder why this recipe deserves to be included with my Vegan MoFo posts. The main reason, in a nutshell, is that I really liked it! Moreover, unlike my previous buckwheat porridge recipes, this dish is super smooth - definitely more of a pudding than a porridge. If you are hesitant about trying raw buckwheat breakfasts, I definitely recommend this as a first step.



I know that not everyone has access to mangoes at the moment, but being on the cusp of changing seasons, I figure that people in the northern hemisphere can still track down recent summer stock, and those of you in the south don't have to wait too long before your own mango season starts. You could try using tinned mango, but I think this is a case where fresh really is best.


Other than mango, this recipe is flavoured by coconut, but in a subtle, behind the scenes kind of way. It does feel a bit like breakfast has come from the tropics, and it certainly feels like breakfast has turned luxurious. This would also make a lovely snack, and you could easily make it in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until needed.

As with all raw buckwheat recipes, you need to allow time to soak your buckwheat groats ahead of time. I usually leave them in the fridge overnight, and this then takes all of 5 minutes to prepare in the morning.

Mango coconut buckwheat breakfast pudding
A generously sized tropical breakfast for one, or a snack for two
Vegan and gluten free

Food processor or high speed blender required
Advance preparation (soaking buckwheat) time required

Author: Bite-Sized Thoughts


Ingredients
1/2 cup raw untoasted buckwheat groats, soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight
1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup coconut milk (the type you buy in a carton, not coconut cream)
2 tsp dessicated coconut

Method
After soaking your buckwheat groats, drain them and rinse well. Add to your food processor or blender, along with approximately three-quarters of the mango pieces. Process until creamy and semi-smooth, approximately 1 minute. Add the coconut milk and dessicated coconut and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 

Top with the reserved mango and serve.


This post is part of my participation in the 2014 Vegan Month of Food. This week I am focusing on breakfasts.

Previous 2014 Vegan MoFo posts:
#1 - Vegan French toast

What is your favourite mango dish?

18 comments:

  1. I have never dabbled in the world of buckwheat breakfasts! But if there is mango involved, then I want it. Without a doubt.

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    1. I do find that mango improves most things :) I recommend trying buckwheat too - it is good!

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  2. Yum! I love buckwheat porridge, and this sounds like a great combo

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  3. Looks like a great texture! I still have yet to try cooking buckwheat in any way aside from as a flour in GF baking. I will have to give it a shot!

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    1. I actually haven't cooked with buckwheat either! I'm so in love with this raw breakfast format that I haven't progressed beyond it.

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  4. Buckwheat and mangos for breakfast seem an odd combination of hearty european and light tropical - but they both sound very healthy - and for me very challenging - I think I would give it a go with some berries and stewed stone fruit but have never got a taste for mango

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    1. It's funny, I know in theory buckwheat is dense, but I don't find it as heavy for breakfast as, say, muesli. Possibly that's because of the fruit mixed in. Berries and stewed stone fruit would definitely be a lovely alternative to mango here.

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  5. I am keen on anything mango - sounds delish. Bring on mango season here.

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  6. What a gorgeous looking breakfast, Kari; it's so full of colour. I am so looking forward to mango season and can only hope they will be reasonably priced. I love the combination of coconut and mango - so tropical xx

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    1. NSW really ought to get well priced mangoes, given your proximity to Queensland, but I imagine it doesn't always work that way. I hope you have a good season!

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  7. HI Kari, love buckwheat! this sounds like a great breakfast with all the tropical flavors.

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  8. Yum yum yum buckwheat is my new favourite breakfast option! And I just saw yesterday the first lot of mangoes in the shop! :D

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying buckwheat :-) And yay for your mango season arriving!

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  9. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out.

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    1. Thanks so much - I hope you enjoy it!

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