Hot Cereals

Chocolate-y Oatmeal

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate-y Oatmeal

1 cup coconut milk (regular or “classic” – not “light”) 1/2 cup water 2 tsps high quality, cacao (or cocoa) powder 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 tsp pure salt 1 banana, mashed chopped cashews (optional) Heat the coconut milk and water in a saucepan until hot (but not boiling). Add the chocolate powder and stir until dissolved. Add the oats and salt, stir to combine and bring to a low boil. Cover and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover the pot, and cook (still stirring occasionally) until it reaches the desired thickness...

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Steel Cut Oats w/ Caramelized Apples

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 2 comments

Steel Cut Oats w/ Caramelized Apples

1 cup milk of choice 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup steel-cut oats 1/4 tsp pure salt 2 TBSPs raisins (optional) 1 apple, peeled and diced 2 TBSPs ghee, butter, or coconut oil 2 TBSPs natural sugar (or lakanto) 1/2 tsp cinnamon FOR THE OATS: Heat the milk and water in a saucepan. When hot, stir in oats and salt and let cook over med-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the raisins (if using) and continue cooking about 10 – 15 minutes more, stirring regularly until oats are done to your liking. FOR THE APPLES: While the oats are cooking, peel and dice the apple. Melt...

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Breakfast Rice Pudding

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Breakfast Rice Pudding

2 cups cooked, short grain, brown rice 1 & 1/2 cups milk of choice 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional) 3 TBSP (give or take) raisins (optional) 1 – 2 TBSPs pure maple syrup (to taste) or stevia 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or nutmeg, or cardamom (or a combination) In a small saucepan, combine rice, milk, salt, vanilla (& raisins, if using), & bring to boil. Reduce heat & simmer uncovered for 20 mins (or perhaps less – just until it looks like rice pudding), stirring frequently. Remove from heat & stir in maple syrup and cinnamon (or whichever spice(s) you...

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Amaranth & Apple Porridge

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Amaranth & Apple Porridge

1 cup amaranth 1 & 1/2 cups water (for soaking) 1 & 1/2 cups milk of choice 1 large apple, peeled & chopped 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp sea salt banana slices chopped walnuts (optional) drizzle of pure maple syrup (optional) or stir in a several drops of liquid stevia Soak amaranth in water overnight, covered (in pot you’ll be cooking it in). In the morning, add milk, apple, cinnamon, salt and bring to a boil. Cover pan & reduce heat to medium low. Simmer (stirring occasionally) 20 – 25 mins, until porridge thickens & liquid is absorbed. Top with sliced banana,...

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Hot Buckwheat Banana Cereal

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 1 comment

Hot Buckwheat Banana Cereal

1 banana, mashed 1 cup buckwheat groats, whole 2 cups milk of choice (plus extra for serving) 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or more) 1/8 tsp sea salt Optional add-ins (we use all of these!): 2 TBSP flaxseed, ground chopped walnuts chopped apple shredded coconut (unsweetened) Mash the banana in the pot you’ll be using to cook. Add the buckwheat, milk, cinnamon, salt and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the buckwheat is tender (can stir it once or twice to prevent sticking to the bottom). Top with ground flaxseeds,...

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Traditional Breakfast Porridge

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 2 comments

Traditional Breakfast Porridge

1/2 cup rolled or steel cut oats (can use gluten free oats) 1/2 cup water (for soaking) 1 TBSP plain yogurt (or lemon juice if dairy intolerant) 1/2 cup water (for cooking) 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 TBSP ground flax seeds (real) butter (or coconut oil) sweetener of choice Before bed, mix oats, 1/2 cup water & yogurt together in small saucepan. Cover & leave in a warm place overnight (see notes below). In the morning, bring an additional 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a separate pot or tea kettle, then add it to the oat mixture, along with the salt. Stir once to combine, then cover &...

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Oatmeal w/ Berries

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Oatmeal w/ Berries

1 cup rolled oats (or steel cut) 1 cup water for soaking 1 cup water for cooking 1/2 tsp pure salt berries of choice sweetener of choice Soak oats overnight in 1 cup of water, covered in a warm place (right in the pot you’ll be cooking them in). In the morning, in a separate pot or tea kettle, boil an additional cup of water, and stir into soaked oats along with the salt. Cook on med-low heat, covered, for 3 – 5 mins. Mix in sweetener of choice, berries and any other optional add in. Serves 2. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE...

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Hot Breakfast Quinoa

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Hot Breakfast Quinoa

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water pure salt (about 1/2 tsp) 1/2 cup of either chopped apples/pears/dates/almonds/raisins (optional) milk of choice drizzle of maple syrup (or mix in a few drops of liquid stevia) sprinkle of cinnamon a few pinches of toasted, shredded, (unsweetened) coconut Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer & drain. Place the quinoa in a saucepan over high heat, add the water & salt & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer covered for 5 mins. Add whatever fruit you desire, & continue to simmer until all the water is absorbed (15 mins, give or take a few). Add...

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