Savory Buckwheat Groats Breakfast Bowl

This cozy, comforting recipe is extremely versatile—add in your favorite breakfast meat, some seasonal veggies and top with a farm-fresh egg or two!

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
8 sausage patties
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 cups winter squash of your choice, peeled, seeded and chopped into bite-size pieces
8 eggs

Method:
1. For the groats, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized skillet, cook the sausage patties until no longer pink on the inside, removing to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Add the onions, leeks, and squash to the skillet, season generously with salt and pepper, and sauté over medium-high heat in the meat drippings until the veggies are tender. Also remove from the skillet and reserve. Finally, in the same skillet, crack the eggs and fry until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny. Season eggs with salt and pepper.

3. Divide the warm groats into four serving bowls, then top each with 2 sausage patties, a generous helping of the vegetables and 2 eggs; serve immediately.

Buckwheat Groats with Cinnamon-Kissed Apples & Raisins

Topped with fall apples, this sweet groat bowl option is also fragrant with cinnamon.

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ⅓-inch thick
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
½ cup raisins

Method:
1. For the groats, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the apple slices and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes longer.

3. Divide the warm groats into four serving bowls and top each with a generous helping of the apples, garnishing with a smattering of raisins. Serve immediately.

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