Breakfast Foods

Savory Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

Do you ever go to sleep thinking about what to have for breakfast? I do all the time. I plan it out in my head because I get so excited for breakfast foods! I typically have toast, oatmeal or pancakes. I decided to switch it up a bit to make a savory bowl!

It was my first time making a savory breakfast bowl like this. It definitely won’t be the last! The asian in me thinks of porridge or “juk” – which is what I eat in cold weather or when I’m sick. It’s so comforting!

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Recipe Yields: 1 bowl
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat cereal
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pinch of sea salt + garlic powder
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Garnish: cilantro, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt


  1. In a medium pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil and add buckwheat cereal.
  2. Turn down to low heat and add a pinch of sea salt and garlic powder.
  3. Cook half covered for 10 minutes, stirring often (ever 1-2 minutes).
  4. After 8 minutes, add in spinach and stir until cooked.
  5. Transfer buckwheat cereal to a bowl.
  6. Heat up a small pan with some olive oil/ghee butter.
  7. Saute mushrooms and cook a fried egg.
  8. Place mushroom and eggs on top of buckwheat cereal.
  9. Garnish with cilantro, red pepper flakes and black pepper.

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