Buckwheat porridge with caramelized orange and figs

 Another Sunday, and here is another idea for Sunday Breakfast! This time it is a well-balanced, healthy and very tasty buckwheat porridge, that makes a fantastic breakfast treat. I guess many of you need something special to pull yourself out of the bed in the cold autumn mornings, and this warm and cozy porridge does help you!Buckwheat Porridge

 I used for it buckwheat flakes mixed with some oats. Do you know, that buckwheat grain provides a very high level of protein, second highest only to oats! It makes this porridge high in energy, so it might help you to do more housework during the day or just stay in a good mood! 😉 For those of you who not especially concerned with buckwheat nutritional benefits, it is also tastes delicious and has a delightful nutty flavour. Plus, I topped the porridge with caramelized orange slices and figs, now you can imagine how divine and irresistible it was! Some chopped almonds or hazelnuts add an extra nice and crunchy note to your morning breakfast bowl! Buckwheat porridge with caramelized orange and figs

Buckwheat porridge with caramelized orange and figs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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You may drizzle the porridge with honey.
100g buckwheat flakes
50-60g oatmeal
100ml water
300ml milk (I used full fat)
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp white or brown sugar (to taste)
vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp white sugar
2 large figs or 3 medium, cut into fourths
1 large orange, peeled and cut into 1cm slices
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
8-10 whole toasted almonds, roughly chopped
  1. Put the water and milk in a saucepan over a medium heat, when it just begins to boil, add buckwheat flakes, oatmeal and all other ingredients for the porridge. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low, simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the porridge is too thick add more milk or water. Turn off the heat, cover with a lid and leave for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put a pan with sugar on a medium-high heat. Don’t stir it, allow to become lightly golden. Add figs and orange slices, caramelize for 2-3 minutes on each side. Turn the heat off. Take out figs and orange slices. Add lemon juice to the pan and stir with all sugar and juices in the pan.
  3. Spoon the porridge into bowls and top with figs and orange slices. Pour over the sweet juice from the pan. Sprinkle with almonds.
Enjoy warm and cozy breakfast!

 Buckwheat porridge with figs and orange slices


  1. Sounds delicious – I have been following a blogger who posts nothing but buckwheat recipes. I know how healthy it is and need to get it in my diet. Perfect for these cool mornings we are getting here in Michigan…

    • milkandbun says:

      Really? It’s very popular grain in my home-country and I know how healthy it is, but I’m afraid I don’t know so many recipes.. But I think I need to write more recipes with buckwheat.. 🙂

  2. Well Mila – if you’re going to come late to the party – best to bring breakfast!!! 🙂 And what a great breakfast. Love the fruit and I’m guessing the combination of buckwheat and oats is fantastic.

  3. Food Daydreaming says:

    This looks lovely! And it’s almost enticing enough to make me try porridge again… or I could just take your toppings and add it to a non-mushy bowl of granola! Thanks for sharing with FF#90 🙂

    • milkandbun says:

      Why don’t you eat a porridge? It’s sooooooo healthy! And it can be tasty as well, you need to play with your fav toppings, like honey, nuts, berries… and enjoy! 🙂

    • milkandbun says:

      Hello-hello! Honestly, never thought it can be interesting- video how to make a porridge… 🙂 It’s really easy: pour a water/milk in a pan, just before it starts boiling – add oats/buckwheat, then you need to stir it almost all the time on a low-medium heat. Than top with something you love and enjoy!
      If you will relocate to Dubai- I will invite you! 😉
      Have a lovely day!

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