Whole Grain Goodness
Mornings can be hard, but your breakfast doesn’t have to be! This flavorful, gustatory, and protein-filled breakfast is a sure way to start your morning off right. It’s so easy too–just add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker, go to sleep, and wake up to an incredibly healthy breakfast! A low-stress, nutritious breakfast is the best way to start your day, and thanks to the sorghum, it will keep you full until lunchtime. Plus, it’s great for the whole family, as well as providing a nice alternative to the traditional sugary options. We know that overnight oats are a huge hit in our households, and hopefully they will become a staple in your kitchen, too!
Nutrient Booster: Sorghum
Not only is this unique recipe easy to create, but it also contains sorghum, which is one of our favorite grains to cook with. Sorghum is rich in flavor, and it’s also a great nutrition booster because it’s a good source of whole grains and protein, which will help satiate while providing exceptional flavors. This makes sorghum the perfect grain to have in your kitchen, as you can batch cook it, store it, and add it to soups, salads and muffins later on in the week. While this recipe features cooked sorghum, it also highlights sorghum syrup, a natural sweetener that adds a sweet rustic nuttiness flavor to complement the sweetness of the strawberries and vanilla. It also enhances the sorghum taste while providing nutrients like iron, calcium, and potassium. So, go ahead and make sure that this breakfast is on repeat–it’s one that your whole family is sure to fall in love with.
Berry Sorghum Breakfast Porridge
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup whole grain sorghum
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp sorghum syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4-1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 cup strawberries, diced
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
- 1/4 cup strawberries, diced
- slow cooker
Evenly grease the slow cooker with coconut oil, and add whole grain sorghum, almond milk, sorghum syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, and strawberries.
Combine all ingredients, cover and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
Once cooked, stir in chia seeds. Allow liquid to absorb for 5-10 minutes.
Evenly pour porridge into 3 serving dishes and top with almonds and strawberries.
Serving size: 1/3 serving Calories: 300 calories, Fat: 10 grams, Saturated fat: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 9 grams, Sodium: 130 mg, Fiber: 10 grams, Protein: 8 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams