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Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Porridge

20 min


10 ingredients or less

Change up your breakfast routine with this delicious, creamy buckwheat porridge. It's gluten-free, full of nutrients, and easy to prepare.



20 min


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15 min


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  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    roasted walnuts, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp (8 g)
  • ½ tsp
    toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Add the buckwheat and milk to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook covered with a lid for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  2. When cooked, add the mashed banana, cocoa powder, tahini, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until heated through.
  3. Remove from the heat and cover with a lid. Let sit for 5 minutes. This helps to soften the grain further.
  4. Serve, add toppings as desired, and enjoy!


  • If using raw buckwheats, toast them first on a dry skillet over medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes until golden, stirring throughout.
  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk/yogurt that is fortified with calcium.


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Grains & Starches 14%

roasted buckwheat groats (kasha)

Proteins 58%

unsweetened soy milk


roasted walnuts

toasted sesame seeds

Fruits & Veggies 28%



unsweetened soy milk



roasted walnuts

toasted sesame seeds

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Jess - May 20, 2023, 9:43 p.m.

Hello! Can I use a different whole-grain than buckwheat groats? I would like to use spelt.

PUL Team - May 21, 2023, 8:50 p.m.

Hey Jess, we haven't tested it out but imagine you could 🙂

Katie - May 14, 2023, 9:16 p.m.

I loved this recipe, and I'm not usually a fan of tahini. I had a nearly-full jar from when a friend visited not long ago, so was searching for recipes. I'm so glad I found your site! I've played around with the recipe, too, subbing applesauce for banana, and after the tahini was gone I've tried both peanut butter and almond butter. All turned out fantastic.

PUL Team - May 15, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

Oh we're so thrilled to hear, Katie, thanks so much much 🤗

Erica - May 3, 2023, 5:26 p.m.

Teff is my usual go-to for my morning porridge, but this buckwheat porridge is a nice change. It's creamy and chewy at the same time. I like my porridge sweet so I added a couple of chopped dates as I was cooking it. It's basically dessert. I will surely make this often!

PUL Team - May 4, 2023, 3:23 a.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Erica, teff sounds lovely to 😃

PJ - May 3, 2023, 11:33 a.m.

This recipe converted me into an buckwheat lover. I love the chocolate taste

Swathi - May 2, 2023, 8:34 p.m.

Hi Team, am swathi, live in melbourne, your recipes are awesome, easy to make,very tasty too. Thankyou!
Appreciate your help!

PUL Team - May 3, 2023, 2:45 a.m.

Awe thanks so much, Swathi! Hugs to Melbourne 🤗

Janus Dhorai - April 6, 2023, 2:40 p.m.

Ja dit was top. Heb de kaneel wel vervangen met Kardemom en Komijn vanwege het klote weer.

Jana - April 2, 2023, 8:48 a.m.

So happy with this recipe! I often watch your videos and I'm always very impressed by your creativity and the effort you put in your recipes and videos.
Now I finally got to try a recipe out myself and I absolutely love the result!
Did you ever consider to publish your recipes in a book? I'm sure a lot of people would love that.
Thank you so much Pick up Limes and greetings from Switzerland <3

PUL Team - April 2, 2023, 4:27 p.m.

Aw thank you so much, Jana! Hopefully, we can share a physical cookbook in the future. In the meantime, if you're interested, you can find our 3-year anniversary e-cookbook here: https://www.pickuplimesblog.c…. Hugs to Switzerland 🤗

Emma - March 29, 2023, 10:17 a.m.

Just tried this recipe this morning with regular buckwheat (couldn't find kasha) it's delicious and so easy to make. Do happy to have found a new recipe for my breakfast 🙌❤️

PUL Team - March 30, 2023, 12:04 a.m.

So happy to hear, Emma 🤗

Ella - March 27, 2023, 11:07 p.m.

I am absolutely in love with this recipe!
Made it first about a month ago. Since then I eat your kasha porrige on Sundays morning with my Family. We prepare a bunch of it, so every of us can eat a portion on some other day.
We live in Germany, but come from Poland, where pople eat buckweat quite often - but the recipes are soooo boring. It would be great if you could make subtitels in Polish- so even older generation, that doesn't speak English, could dive into your wonderful, jummy and healthy vegan world.

Thank you very much Pick up limes! You make the world a better place😋

PUL Team - March 28, 2023, 7:18 a.m.

Oh, Ella, you're much too kind! We're so happy the recipe is being enjoyed and perhaps in the future we can explore translated content! Thank YOU for helping make our community so special 💛

Daniella - March 26, 2023, 10:42 p.m.

Beautiful dish! Especially for those who can’t eat oats. Great source of fibre protein and deliciousness😘👌

Hannah - March 24, 2023, 9:23 a.m.

I love watching your videos but I admit there are only a few recipes that I end up making myself, because I am more of an improviser in the kitchen.
For this porridge however, I saw the video went straight to the supermarket to get some buckwheat and it has become my go to breakfast when I have a bit more time in the morning ☺️
Thank you for introducing me to buckwheat as a breakfast 🙏🏼

PUL Team - March 24, 2023, 5:19 p.m.

Awe so happy the recipe was enjoyed, Hannah, thank you 💛

Neo - March 12, 2023, 9:43 a.m.

How nourishing and delicious . I add my homemade Nutella instead (from PUL) and it’s so satisfying! Thank you PUL team ❤️‍🔥

PUL Team - March 13, 2023, 4:27 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Neo - thank you!

Shree - March 9, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

Liked the recipe a lot ma'am. You can make a video on Indian Dosa too.
Keep growing 🌟 Love from India😇

PUL Team - March 9, 2023, 6:06 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Shree, and thanks for the request! We've noted dosa down as an idea for the future. Hugs to India 🤗

Pam - March 8, 2023, 3:05 p.m.

Great recipe and breakfast! I added a bit more maple syrup....but that could be the Canadian in me talking 🤣

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 7:08 p.m.

Hehe gotta love our maple syrup, Pam!

Emily - March 3, 2023, 9 a.m.

I love this recipe! I have never really enjoyed kasha, because its bitter taste which I didn’t know how to combine and make tasty dishes… I have rather preferred the raw, because its milder taste and nutrient content… However, I had more kasha on hand. So, I have tried some recipes with it, but couldn’t find something really good. And your recipe came at the right moment! Thank you very much! I really like the creamy texture and how you use the bitter taste to make something really delicious! Thank you!

PUL Team - March 3, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Emily - it means so much! Thank YOU 🥰

Emily - March 4, 2023, 7:07 a.m.


Ioana - March 2, 2023, 8:42 a.m.

Wow, wow, wow! this is the only thing i can say after tasting such a delicious breakfast!I did not add the maple syrup, but it was sweet enough for me just with the banana. Buckwheat is not appreciated enough nowadays :D. Thank you very much for the recipe! Amazing!

PUL Team - March 3, 2023, 5:48 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Ioana, thank you 🥰

Marieta - Feb. 27, 2023, 4:34 p.m.

This breakfast was delicious and very filling!
I am trying to incorporate a wider variety of whole grains in my diet but there are not many recipes of more «adventurous» grains in the net, so I was really happy to see this. And such a delicious one!!
Thank you Sadia and Team!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2023, 6:37 a.m.

Awe it means so much, Marieta! Hopefully, soon we can share more whole-grain recipes 🤗

C - Feb. 26, 2023, 9:12 a.m.

What an amazing recipe! Astonishing! I am ready for more buckwheat recipes!

C - Feb. 26, 2023, 9:17 a.m.

Pro Tip: cook on Sunday and save a portion for Monday morning. This way, you will have a reason to wake up on Monday morning.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 7:53 p.m.

A lovely tip to make Monday's easier, C 😎 we hope to share more buckwheat recipes in the future!

Aleks - Feb. 23, 2023, 8:49 a.m.

LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! I have been cooking with kasha for ages now (white and roasted one) making waffles, soups and meatballs - but breakfast!!! this was heaven:) could you tell me where do you get white kasha in NL? (I usually ask my mum for sending it from Poland... but this is an expensive endeavour) Thanks <3

Willeke - Feb. 23, 2023, 4:45 p.m.

If you want the cheapest option is to see if there is local or online windmill (zuidmolen) that sells boekweit (the white ones) if you buy in bulk it is cheaper.. Or you can go to an Islamic supermarket but the usually only sell kasha and not the white ones. The other option is to go to Ekoplaza or a healt food/reform store but that's really expensive. I am not from the team but was on the hunt for boekweit for my friends. I hope this will help you out.

Willeke - Feb. 23, 2023, 4:56 p.m.

I mean a grainmill not a windmill..

Aleks - Feb. 23, 2023, 5:47 p.m.

Thanks a lot:) i will check ekoplaza but i think they had the roasted one in the past.

Btw. Windmill remark sounded promising too.

Groetjes van Breda

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 6:50 p.m.

Hey Aleks, thanks for the kind words and question! Lovely insight too, Willeke 🥰 We tend to get our kasha from the online webshop called the de Notenshop, in case this helps :)

Charlotte - Feb. 22, 2023, 7:21 p.m.

This was my first time cooking with buckwheat (other than buckwheat flour) and it was delicious! The toppings really levelled up the bowl and I loved the addition of mashed banana. It made a tasty alternative to oats, although oats for breakfast will always be my number one! 🙈

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 6:28 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed with the toppings, Charlotte! Oats can be hard to replace 😜

Carine - Feb. 22, 2023, 9:49 a.m.

This is great! and definitely comfort food for me which is so surprising when it comes to kasha;-) you are a magician, thanks for all the good ideas!!!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 12:30 a.m.

Hehe awe thank you, Carine! It's always fun to enjoy a little bit of magic 😎

Vishal Khare - Feb. 20, 2023, 7:14 p.m.

Hey, I recently tried this recipe for breakfast, and I loved it. It was delicious and so filling at the same time.

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2023, 10:53 p.m.

So happy to hear, Vishal, thank you 😃

Emma - Feb. 18, 2023, 11:29 p.m.

This was delicious! For breakfast or dessert!

SW - Feb. 18, 2023, 2:04 a.m.

Love how you make eating such an adventure. Another first time buckwheat person here. This was Delicious.

Celina - Feb. 16, 2023, 10:19 p.m.

Another great recipe! This was my first time having buckwheat and it was very good. I absolutely love porridge but I really loved the texture buckwheat brings compared to oats! 10/10 would recommend :-)

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2023, 5:04 p.m.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share, Celina, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 😊

Nicole - Feb. 15, 2023, 9:01 p.m.

Kinda curious but do you think the buckwheat could be substitute with barley? If not I am still kinda curious to see a breakfast recipe using barley, just an idea.

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2023, 4:56 p.m.

Hey Nicole! We haven't tried with barley so we can't say for sure, but we'll add it to the list of grains to try out when making porridge 🤓 Thanks for the idea!

Julie - Feb. 14, 2023, 12:06 p.m.

A great suprise! It fills my love for chocolate and sweet, it is soooo satisfying. And also it makes me love hot breakfasts. I don't like oatmeal because of its mushy consistency. This one is an amazing alternative. Many thanks for this easy and delicious recipe!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:19 p.m.

It means so much, Julie - thank you!

Martunia - Feb. 14, 2023, 11:13 a.m.

Not a fan of kasha, but in this recipe it actually tasted good and you can bet I will be making it tomorrow morning, too! This is such a great idea for using up all the kasha from my pantry 🙂

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:18 p.m.

So happy to hear, Martunia! We hope you enjoy breakfast again tomorrow 😎

Sarah - Feb. 13, 2023, 10:17 p.m.

Will definitely try this! The taste of buckwheat ususally makes me gag, but I would love to eat it more. Could you come up with more savoury recipes with buckwheat grain? Thanks <3

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 3:23 a.m.

We hope you love it, Sarah! We'll note down the request too 🤩

Ellie - Feb. 13, 2023, 9:58 p.m.

I’m the first to admit chocolate for breakfast is the last thing on my mind. I only try this recipe because I wanted to use the buckwheat in the back of my cupboard but I’m glad I did! This tastes like the chocolate custard and ice cream my mum made when we were kids. The best bit is that I didn’t feel hungry for ages.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 3:23 a.m.

Awe love the personal connection to the recipe, Ellie, and so glad it was a satisfying breakfast!

Johanna - Feb. 12, 2023, 1:16 p.m.

I tried it without the cocoa powder and added some blueberries and I loved it! Thanks for this great recipe :)

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 10:03 p.m.

Oooo that sounds delicious, Johanna! Thank you as well 😊

Flavia - Feb. 12, 2023, 12:33 p.m.

This is so good! I cannot stop making this :D

Samia - Feb. 12, 2023, 12:15 p.m.

Hi Sadia,

Thank you for sharing this delicious Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Porridge. I’ve tried it this morning and it was soooooo yummy 😋 🥰

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 10 p.m.

Woohoo 😃 Thank you, Samia!

Jessica - Feb. 12, 2023, 10:02 a.m.

Loved this porridge as a weekend treat, I added some cherry jam as a topping :)

Karmen - Feb. 12, 2023, 2:54 a.m.

Dear Sadia,

Is the result the same if I roast the desired amount of buckwheat on the stove right before cooking it with the milk?

Thanks for yummy recipes and high quality videos ;)


PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 6:19 p.m.

Hey Joseph, yes you can definitely toast your own buckwheat! For stove: toast it on a dry skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until golden, stirring throughout. For oven, roast the groats on a baking tray in an oven at 325°F (160°C) for about 25 minutes, stirring once halfway.
I hope this helps! 🤗

Andromahi - Feb. 11, 2023, 4:54 p.m.

This looked so good I had to make it straight away even though I had almond milk and cacao powder instead of soy and cocoa. It worked really well also, keeping this in my weekend breakfast rotation!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 11:43 p.m.

So glad to hear, Andromahi, thank you!

Anita - Feb. 11, 2023, 7:25 a.m.

I just tried out this recipe - it is incredibly tasty! The consistence did not really work out, I will try to put less milk next time so that it won't be too liquid ;) By the way I can't wait for the Android version of your app to launch! :D I wanted to ask if the contents of the app and the blog will be the same or will there be some differences? Will the app be available for free? Thank you again for the inspiration to the whole PUL team <3

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 10:33 p.m.

Hey Anita, so glad the recipe taste was enjoyed and thanks so much for your interest in the PUL App! For the consistency of this one, did you remove the pot from the heat and cover it with a lid for 5 minutes as described in step 3? We wouldn't recommend skipping this step to help the Kasha absorb remaining extra moisture 🙂

We're confident the wait for the android version of the app will be worth it too! We plan to have exclusive content on the App and are in the works of figuring out the best model to offer our content on the App. We hope it can be accessible to as many people as possible 🤗

katie - Feb. 11, 2023, 4:45 a.m.

pranked my partner with this today 😎 they didnt expect buckwheat to be sweet and served as porridge. turned out fluffy and delicious! just a bit weird after eating buckwheat for dinner my whole life. by the way beware 2 portions in the recipe makes 3

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 9:55 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the porridge, Katie, it's so appreciated 🙂

Agata - Feb. 10, 2023, 1:06 p.m.

This was my breakfast today. I was out of plant based milk, so I replaced it with water. Still - it was great breakfast, I will surely try it one more time. As celiac with oat alergy I really appreciate this option :)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 9:53 p.m.

A lovely modification, Agata - and we're so glad it was enjoyed!

Pablo - Feb. 10, 2023, 9:34 a.m.

Looks delish! One question: does the nutrition info include optional toppings or it covers the main ingredients only? I’ve started to pay a closer attention to my dietary intake so such information would be much appreciated :)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 8:27 p.m.

Hi Pablo, thanks for the question! The nutrition information in this recipe includes the toppings 🙂

Generally, toppings listed without a portion size on our website are excluded from the nutrient estimates. For example, the tortilla chips in our Sweet Potato Spiced Chili recipe here:…

Kirsten - Feb. 10, 2023, 3:27 a.m.

i am so excited to try this recipe! i've had a jar of buckwheat just waiting to be used for months now so this post couldn't have come at a better time. i love that i can always rely on pick up limes to teach me how to use up an ingredient lying at home.

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 7:11 a.m.

Awe thank you, Kirsten, it means so much! Happy cooking 🤗

Carolina - Feb. 9, 2023, 9:40 p.m.

Looks absolutely delicious!! Have to try it!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:16 p.m.

Do let us know how it goes if you're able to give it a try, Carolina 😃

Kasia - Feb. 9, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

I thought kasha was only known in Eastern Europe. I will definitely try this recipe. love your recipes. Regards Kasia not Kasha 😉

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 10:46 p.m.

Hehe close spelling to Kasha 😎 we hope you enjoy the recipe, Kasia!