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  • Writer's pictureYiannoulla Burness

Mixed Grain overnight breakfast

This mixed grain breakfast has become a favourite in our household. Preparation for breakfast begins the night before. Place in a crockpot or slow cooker a choice of one grain or a multigrain mix. To the grain mix add water and slow cook for 6 hours over night. Wake up in the morning to hot cooked grains.

For individual serves spoon hot cooked grains into a bowl to this add soaked fruit for sweetness plus stewed or fresh fruit. Creamy yoghurt for tanginess and chopped nuts and seeds for crunch.

This breakfast is filling and satisfying with just the right amount of sweetness. It is light and refreshing a great way to get started for the day.


This breakfast can be made gluten free.


Cooked grain can be measured into individual amounts per person and placed in the freezer. Bring out the night before and heat a couple minutes in the morning for your breakfast.

EQUIPMENT: Crockpot or Slow cooker


RECIPE choose one of the following

1 grain = 2 cups of grain plus 6 cups purified water

2 grains = 1 cup of each grain plus 6 cups purified water

3 grains = 2/3 cup of each grain plus 6 cups purified water

4 grains = 1/4 cup of each grain plus 6 cups purified water


ADD A TEASPOON OF SALT AND MIX THROUGH BEFORE COOKING

*Replace some of the water with fruit juice or plant milk if you like.


SEE METHOD TO ASSEMBLE YOUR GRAIN BREAKFAST


GRAINS OF CHOICE DRIED FRUIT OF CHOICE

wheat - kibbled or whole Dates - Iranian or Medjool

Rye - kibbled or whole Raisins

Oats Currants

Pearl Barley Sultanas

Brown Rice Prunes

Millet Apricot

Buckwheat Pineapple

Cornmeal


STEWED FRUIT OF CHOICE FRESH FRUIT OF CHOICE

Apple Bananas

Apricot Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

Peach Grapes, figs

Pear Apple, persimmon , mandarin

Mango, dragon fruit, pineapple


NUTS OF CHOICE SEEDS OF CHOICE

Almonds Sunflower

Cashews Hemp

Walnuts Pepitas

Brazil

Hazelnut


FLAVOURING OF CHOICE

Vanilla 1 teaspoon

Coriander 1 teaspoon

Cardamon 1/2 teaspoon

Aniseed 1/2 teaspoon


METHOD


*Place grains of choice in a crockpot or slow cooker and add 6 cups of purified water and salt. Give grains and water a good stir. Cook according to manufacturer instructions for 6 hours on slow cook. I usually put it on just before going to bed at night. If you prefer cook it through the day.

* Choose dried fruit and chop it up. Pour boiling water over fruit just to cover and leave to soften over night.


ASSEMBLE


*It is breakfast time and the grains are cooked and ready.

*Spoon a cup of cooked grain into a bowl

*Add 2 tablespoons of softened dried fruit with some of the sweetened water

*Add 1 or more flavourings

*Add 2-3 tablespoons yoghurt or nut cream

*Top with spoonfuls of stewed and or fresh fruit

*Sprinkle with chopped nuts and seeds


For the breakfast below

The grains were oats, pearl barley and millet

Flavourings of coriander and cardamon powders

Soaked medjool dates for sweetener

Topped with coconut yoghurt and stewed apple

Sprinkled with pepitas and chopped almonds







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