I have heard soooooooo many different benefits to sooo many different grains! It makes it so difficult to decide which one is the best to have for breakfast!!
Simple solution…. let’s combine them all into one! It seems so obvious doesn’t it, yet I have never thought about it until now.
Taking it even one step further, I decided to pop some of my amaranth to use as a topping 🙂 (Find out how to do this here).
All you are going to need is
1. 1/4 cups worth of steel cut oats, amaranth, and quinoa
2. 1 tbsp of amaranth… this one tablespoon you are going to pop
Pop your amaranth, and put the 1/4 cup of grains into 2 cups of water. (i know this only says 1 1/2 cups, but I ended up adding more in the morning).
Let these soak overnight… it helps them cook faster.
When ready to eat, pour into a saucepan. Cover and let boil on medium high heat. When it boils, reduce the heat, and cook uncovered until thickened to desired consistency. This should still take a good 10 minutes, but this is much better than the 30 it would normally take.
Transfer into a bowl.
Add in cinnamon, stevia, vanilla, honey, maple syrup, etc. To taste… not all of these… pick what you like.
I chose cinnamon with NuNaturals vanilla flavored stevia drops.
Finally, top with your popped amaranth and fruit. I used blueberries, mango, and peaches
This is seriously the most comforting, warm breakfast. The popped amaranth completely takes it to a new level of hot cereal awesomeness 😀
Question: Which is your favorite grain?
I haven’t experimented enough with quinoa yet, but so far I’m loving amaranth, and steel cut oats will always hold a place in my heart.