Buckwheat-Teff Hot Cereal

buckwheat-teff cereal in a bowl of milk

A super-easy breakfast treat, this all-grain cereal requires no prep, is very tasty and quite nutritious. Serving variations are endless: use milk or nut milk, cream or yoghurt, sweeten with syrups or sugars or just eat it straight from the saucepan.

Yield: One, six-ounce serving

Time to prepare: 20 minutes

Tools needed: Measuring cup and spoons. 2-quart saucepan. Stirring spoon.


3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons teff grain (see notes below)
2 Tablespoons buckwheat cereal or groats (see notes below)
pinch salt
milk or nut milk for serving
brown sugar or syrups for serving


Teff grain and Buckwheat Hot Cereal can be ordered from Bob's Red Mill. Buckwheat groats can also be used by coarsely grinding in a spice grinder or burr grinder.


1) Place water, salt and teff in the saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover, stirring occasionally, and cook for 10 minutes.

2) Add the buckwheat. Continue to simmer with occasional stirring until cereal thickens, about 5 minutes. Cereal can be cooked up to 5 minutes longer or removed from heat once the texture is pleasing to you.

3) Remove from heat and cover while you find a bowl and spoon. Serve cereal with milk, nut milk, brown sugar, honey, and/or fresh fruit.