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Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelized Bananas (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelized Bananas (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This creamy buckwheat porridge with caramelized bananas is a healthy way to start the day!  A vegan breakfast that is simple to make, flavorful and comforting. Pile on the optional toppings for even more nutrition and added crunch. This recipe is vegan and gluten free! Also kid approved!

Some health benefits of the following ingredients in this recipe:

  • Buckwheat– Gluten free, high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, potassium, helps prevent certain types of cancer and heart disease, aids in digestion, improves immune system and bone health.
  • Banana–Fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and C, aids in digestion.
  • Cinnamon–Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, helps reduce risk of cancer and heart disease.
  • Berries –Rich in various antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Walnuts– Omega 3 fatty acid, protein, anti inflammatory, antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, can improve sleep.
  • Pecans– Vitamins A, B, and E, protein, antioxidants, immune system booster, lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure.


Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelized Bananas (Vegan, Gluten Free)

5 grams of protein per serving

Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 461 kcal


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tbls maple syrup
  • 2 tbls vegan butter I used Earth Balance
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large banana- sliced
  • coconut flakes optional topping
  • fresh berries optional topping
  • walnuts or pecans optional topping


  1. Prepare the buckwheat according to the package instructions for stovetop.

  2. Stir in the almond milk, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 2 tbls of the maple syrup, 1 tbsp of butter, and the salt (if not added already). Cook on low for 3 mins.

  3. In a skillet on medium low, heat the remaining maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and the cinnamon. Add the banana slices and stir to coat them with the mixture. Allow to simmer, stirring, for approx. 2 mins.  

  4. Stir half of the banana mixture into the buckwheat porridge and reserve the other half to go on top. Enjoy! 

    Optional additional toppings: coconut flakes, walnuts, pecans, and fresh berries. 

Recipe Notes

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The following ingredients are available through Amazon:

Organic Buckwheat
Pure Maple Syrup
Pure Vanilla Extract
Shredded Coconut


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