PorridgeJuly 27, 2011 • By Elana Amsterdam
I discovered this hot cereal on Ricki Heller’s blog, Diet Dessert and Dogs, after she tweeted it a couple of days ago. I’ve had it for my gluten free breakfast every day since! You can call it hot cereal or porridge, either way, it’s a superfood way to start your day, and quick and easy at that. What is porridge? According to Wikipedia, porridge is a dish made by boiling grains such as oats or other cereal meals in water, milk or broth. In fact, there are lots of ways to make a gluten free porridge, this one just happens to be my favorite, probably because it’s Paleo friendly.
I grew up on Cream of Wheat (isn’t that lovely). We did not eat ours with sweetener, it was a savory dish for us, with tons of butter (actually margarine) and salt. This new gluten free breakfast brings back my memories of hot cereal during childhood. Here’s my version of the hot cereal posted on Ricki’s blog (original recipe by Andrea Nakayama).
- Combine all dry ingredients in a vitamix
- Blend until finely ground
- Pour boiling water into Vitamix, cover with lid
- Blend very carefully starting on low setting, then moving to high, until porridge is smooth
- Transfer porridge to a bowl
- Garnish with raisins, sunflower seeds or treats of your choice
I use a full teaspoon of cinnamon in this hot cereal as there are studies that indicate this spice controls blood sugar, and I also like its flavor. This gluten free hot cereal would make delicious and healthy breakfast with a side of Simple Fruit Salad and Dandelion Root Coffee