Swedish Breakfast + Win a trip to Sweden!


Hi! We had to take some time away from this space while finishing the manuscript for our next book but we are super happy to be back here blogging again. We have got a couple of fun recipes lined up for the next weeks but are starting off with our favorite meal of the day and a competition with a seriously AMAZING prize! Keep reading to see how you can win a trip for two to Sweden to stay at forest restaurant and resort Stedsans in the Woods.

First let us talk about this week’s recipe. If you are following us on social media you know how fond we are of porridge. Oat is the quickest and most common porridge grain but today we are sharing the recipe for another favorite – a simple and warming buckwheat and cardamom porridge topped with Swedish blueberries, nut butter and foamy oat milk. Buckwheat groats take a little longer to cook than oats but they provide a uniquely chewy and soft texture. We cook them with dried prunes or dates for a little sweetness and the trick for the best texture is to cook it until all water is absorbed. If you haven’t tried buckwheat porridge before, consider this your wake-up call!

And now on to the competition. In collaboration with Visit Sweden, we are giving away a trip for two to Stedsans in the Woods, a fantastic restaurant experience and resort in the middle of the forest.

To enter the competition, prepare a Swedish inspired breakfast (think porridge, muesli, berries, buttermilk, crisp bread, open faced sandwiches, boiled eggs etc) and share it on instagram using the hashtag #VisitSwedenFood.

Together with a jury from Visit Sweden, we will choose the best contribution and announce the winner on 1 November 2018. The competition is open worldwide.

The price includes flights/transportation for two people, transfer to/from Stedsans in the Woods and one night for two people in a double room at Stedsans in the Woods cabin/tent stay on Thursday, Friday or Saturday from May 2019. See what’s included here.


Buckwheat & Cardamom Porridge with Blueberries 
Serves 4

1 cup / 200 g whole buckwheat groats
2 cups / 500 ml water
1 pinch sea salt
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp cardamom seeds (or ground)
3 dried prunes, stones removed and chopped

wild blueberries (thawed frozen works well)
nut butter
Oat milk, foamed
hazelnuts, chopped
hemp seeds

Rinse the buckwheat in hot water. Add buckwheat, water and the rest of the ingredients to a sauce pan, bring to a boil and lower the heat. Let gently simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent it to sticking to the bottom of the pan. When the water is absorbed the porridge should be just about ready, but keep stirring for another minute or so to get the perfect texture. Serve in bowls topped with blueberries, nut butter, oat milk, chopped hazelnuts and hemp seeds.


Crisp Bread Sandwich
Serves 4 

4 crisp breads or seed crackers
4 tsp butter (sub for olive oil for a plant-based alternative)

4-8 thin slices hard cheese (we use a variety called Prästost), use mashed avocad for a plant-based option
½ cucumber, sliced thinly
8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
sprouts or mini greens
salt & black pepper

olive oil to drizzle

Spread the crispbread with butter. Add a few slices of aged cheese to cover and top with thin slices of cucumber and tomatoes. Sprinkle with mini greens, salt and pepper and drizzle with a bit of olive oil over.

This competition is arranged in collaboration with Visit Sweden.
The value of the price is approx. 2 500€. Any tax will be paid by the winner.


  • Dana
    Who is the winner?
    • We announced the winner on instagram but forgot to show it here. Here is a link to the instagram post with the winner: https://www.instagram.com/p/BppzNk1nJRf/ /David
  • Cathleen Partridge
    Love your porridge recipe. We sometimes eat buckwheat great for breakfast, sometimes oats and top with hemp hearts, coco nibs, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, flax meal, cinnamon and a few almonds. I love the idea of cooking pitted prunes with the porridge and will try that. My husband, when he was 19, served a 2 1/2 year mission in Sweden. He loved and would like to take me there some day. Thank you for the recipes!
  • That breakfast sounds like it's going to be amazing! I'm so happy you shared this recipe with us! Hopefully you share more recipes soon!
  • Alana Botsieva
    Does cinnamon buns count as Swedish inspired breakfast ?:) or does it has to be porridge/muesli/open sandwich :)
  • Suze Roeder
    Is there another way to enter if i'm not on Instagram?
  • Cathy
    I’ve entered! The restaurant looks amazing. I also made your cabbage and pumpkin stew for dinner with friends the other night. Delicious thank you
  • These pictures are gorgeous!! I've never thought of foaming the milk before pouring it over porridge. Definitely have to try these recipes!
  • amy nicole hernandez
    When is the deadline to submit an entry via Instagram post?
  • Marc Oliver Hempel
    Me, my wife & our 3 year old daughter love Sweden! Stay in Kolma at the moment for vacation 🇸🇪❤️🇸🇪❤️🇸🇪
  • Bonnie Lee Sharpe
    Are the buckwheat groats raw, or toasted (kasha)?
  • I am so crushing on Glamping in Sweden in the Summer!!!! I'm going to submit the best Swedish Breakfast pancakes with lingonberry sauce that will knock your socks off! Pick me please!!!!!
  • Ahh I can’t wait to enter this giveaway! Are the entries limited? Ps, that porridge bowl looked absolutely delightful
  • Literally been making porridge for 2 weeks now to celebrate the autumn season... will be entering the competition! chevrons & éclairs
  • Marion
    It looks so yummy, I am definitely going to give it a try! Do you know how well it keeps, so that I can prepare it in advance in the evening and re-heat it in the morning? (And have an awesome breakfast on my way to work!).
  • Giedre
    Is the entry limited only to meals cooked between now and 1st November, or can older pictures participate if they match Swedish breakfast criteria?
  • Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm so happy it's open worldwide - I always only see giveaways open to US residents! So going to enter! ❤️❤️ Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog http://charmainenyw.com

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