Mornings are a special time of day and a hearty country breakfast, cooked simply and served with care feeds both the body and soul. Hot porridge on a winter’s day is so thoroughly satisfying and always reminds me of snow-covered trees and warm, cozy kitchens. Setting bowls of oatmeal before my children on a cold morning makes me feel better about sending them out to the side of the road to wait for a school bus. In our home, we love to include honey or maple syrup, fruits, nuts, and good country butter to make our hot cereal sweeter on a blustery Saturday morning, shoring up energy for the household tasks we have set for the day.
Steel cut oats, also called Scotch or Irish oats, are oat groats that have been chopped into 2-3 pieces. If you don’t have steel cut oats, flaked/rolled oats can be used for this recipe; they’ll cook a little faster than steel cut oats.
To make a homemade almond milk I use the Tabletop Fruit Press, which makes it so simple. Store the milk in a covered glass jar, bottle or pitcher in the refrigerator, it’ll be good for 4-5 days.
Posted: November 3, 2018
This amaranth and steel cut oats porridge recipe is healthy, cozy and comforting, with seeds-packed and warming spices. A delicious start to the day!
- 1 c. amaranth grain
- 1 c. steel cut oats
- 3 c. purified water
- 1 tbsp. buttermilk or other acidic liquid
- 3-4 c. of almond milk (more if needed)
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- 2 tsp. mixture of hemp seeds and ground flax seeds
- 2 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. honey
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. cardamom
- apples (sliced or shredded)
- nuts: pecans, pine, almonds
- maple syrup
Soak amaranth and steel cut oats in purified water and buttermilk overnight.
In the morning, rinse grains in warm water. In the medium saucepan mix together grains and everything else.
Slowly bring to a boil and then simmer over until desired consistency is reached about 10-15 minutes. Add more water or milk if need it.
Serve with everything you love to have for breakfast. Sometimes I even add avocado to my morning porridge bowl.
Soaking grains and seeds at least 8 hours with a tablespoon of acidic liquid (whey, buttermilk, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, etc.) helps your body absorb the nutrients from these nutrient-packed ingredients!
Pleasant Hill Grain products I used for this recipe...