Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vegan Farro Blueberry Hot Breakfast in a hurry

Winter in Minnesota can be hard, especially in the morning.  The chill just gets into your bone! I love having a little hot breakfast before work, but it is not easy to pull something together quickly.

I was at Trade Joe last weekend and they were tasting a Farro and blueberry with coconut milk. I loved it, but it takes 10 precious morning minutes to prepare! I did some experimenting and came up with this alternative. The method came from my Taiko Sensei Marco Lienhard. Marco is Swiss, he showed me how he made his muesli the night before by soaking the cereal in milk with fruit to blend the flavor together. The next morning, he would either have it cold or microwave it and make a hot breakfast.
This work very well with farro too! I usually make enough for a couple of days. You can adjust the amount of milk as you like. I am using coconut milk here. Not from a can, but a non-dairy alternative. I like this better than soy milk. You can certain can replace the coconut milk with dairy too!

Weekday hot Farro Blueberry breakfast
1/2 cup Farro
1/4 cup dried blueberry
1 cup non-dairy alternative coconut milk, I am using a vanilla flavor.

Optional: dash of cinnamon
Additional coconut milk

In a medium size plastic container with a tight cover, mix farro and blueberry together

 Add coconut milk
 Close the container tightly, place in the fridge overnight.

When ready to prepare for breakfast: Take about 1/2 cup of the cereal mix and place in microwave safe bowl. Close the container and store in the fridge
Add additional coconut milk if you prefer less dense cereal, about 1/8 cup.
You can also choose to microwave the cereal as is. Microwave for 2 mins on high till hot and bubbly.
 Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon if desired.

Enjoy mix for about 3- 1/2 cup serving.


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