Inspired by/tweaked from quick oat packets
Like those little brown packets of quick oats (you know the ones), I wanted a to-go breaky solution (and not a smoothie – although we love ‘em) but hearty, healthy and homemade. Something easily manageable to eat on commute and prep with the limited appliances of your office kitchen.
Behold this tasty combo of ground oat and buckwheat grains plus a splash of superfood in the form of goji berries. If you’re not yet acquainted – the goji is generally considered to be one of the highest sources of calcium and very high in antioxidants and other good stuff. But don’t break the bank at your regular shopping spot – find ‘em at the nearest Asian food market for a fraction of the price!
Tip: if you’re usually feeding a few, double or triple the batch (this will make enough for about 4 breakfasts) and store in an air-tight container for future grab n’ go breakfasts.
1. Toss oats and buckwheat together in a coffee grinder or magic bullet and grind into a coarse “meal” consistency. Add the goji berries and grind again to desired texture. (You can grind the goji berries up separately if you’d prefer them more evenly done.)
2. Transfer the oat, buckwheat and goji mixture to a medium-sized mason jar and add the chia, flax, hemp, cinnamon and cardamom. Shake the jar to combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container or scoop out ¼-cup servings into bowls or to-go jars.
3. If and when you pack your Oat, Berry & Buckwheat breaky to-go, scoop out about a ¼ cup of the dry ingredients per serving into a smaller mason jar or to-go container.
Eating now? Add a ½ cup boiling water right away and cover with the lid.
Eating later? Pack your jar (of dry ingredients) to work and add the hot water later.
When adding your water – cover the mixture and let it sit until it thickens up nicely and then add your optional toppings.