With this cold weather and the last (hopefully!) of the Polar Vortex, we’ve been scrambling to find meals that help warm us up. While we had little trouble finding dinner and lunch recipes, chili and soups usually do the trick for us, we did have a bit of a hard time finding a warm breakfast besides oatmeal. With a bit of searching, we found inspiration from a wonderful recipe in Miraval’s Mindful Eating Cookbook.Photo courtesy of sweetbeetandgreenbean
Winter Breakfast Kasha:
- 1 cup kasha or buckwheat groats
- 1.5 cups water
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sliced strawberries, blueberries, or sliced bananas
Optional: you can add a tbsp of brown sugar or maple syrup for those who prefer sweet. Or a few tbsp of Greek yogurt for a bit of tang!
Bring the kasha, salt, and water in a saucepan to a simmer over medium heat. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and optional fruit. Stir until incorporated. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the liquid is absorbed and the kasha is soft. Serve hot and top with optional fruit or toppings of choice.Photo courtesy of Cooking Light
Not a fan of kasha? Try Cooking Light’s delicious Breakfast Polenta with Warm Berry Compote!