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Ancient Grain Porridge

Serves 6.


    Ancient Grain Porridge

    There’s no need to rely on store-bought—making your own cracked grain warm cereal is a cinch. This version will start your day off with plenty of fibre to keep you feeling satisfied all morning long. As they rehydrate, the apple chips infuse the porridge with natural sweetness. You can also top the cooked cereal with a drizzle of maple syrup or add a few splashes of warm milk.


    Raise a toast

    If you want to give this porridge a toasty flavour, before grinding, spread out the grains on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in 325 F (160 C) oven until they’re slightly darkened and fragrant, stirring once, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, and then grind.


    Ancient Grain Porridge


    • 1 cup (250 mL) spelt, farro, or Kamut
    • 1 cup (250 mL) steel-cut organic oats
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (350 mL) roughly chopped apple chips
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) hemp hearts
    • 2 cups (500 mL) berries of choice
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sliced pecans


    Per serving:

    • calories379
    • protein13g
    • fat11g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates62g
      • sugars18g
      • fibre11g
    • sodium59mg



    Place grains, cinnamon, and salt in food processor or high-powered blender container and grind until consistency of coarse flour. Transfer to container and stir in apple chips and hemp hearts.


    To prepare porridge, for each serving, combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) grain mixture with 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer partially covered for 8 minutes, or until grains are tender and mixture is creamy, stirring often. Serve topped with pecans and berries.



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