Creamy Buckwheat Cereal with Pistachios, Honey, and Fig

May 4 2016

Sweet, salty, and warm like a big hug on those rainy Oregon days or cool summer mornings.

Recipe created by Melissa Girgis, Dietetic Intern at Oregon State University.

Serves 1 

Dietitian's Tip: 

Getting creative with your morning cereal can be both healthy and satisfying. Look for other nutrient and fiber-rich whole grains to try besides oatmeal, such as buckwheat, amaranth, polenta, spelt, and kasha. Experimenting provides dietary variety which is key for ensuring a wide variety of nutrients. 


• ¼ cup 100% buckwheat cereal, dry (Try Bob’s Red Mill)
• 2 dried black Mission figs, diced
• ⅛ cup shelled, salted pistachios, crushed
• ½ tablespoon honey 


1. Combine cereal with ¾ cup water in a medium-sized microwavable bowl
2. Microwave for 2 ½ -3 minutes
3. While cereal cooks, dice figs and crush pistachios
4. Once cereal is done cooking, stir, then drizzle with toppings 

Nutrition Information: 

290 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 60 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 8 g fiber, 43 mg sodium, 450 mg potassium, 80 mg calcium, 100 mg magnesium