Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Porridge

Last pumpkin recipe for October. How did we get to Halloween so quickly?!? The month just flew by and here we are at November already! Just one last recipe I whipped up. The last few weeks of waking up to cold mornings of darkness, twinkle lights and a HOT cup of chia tea to get me moving. Oh and the porridge! This is my breakfast of choice over the cold dreary months of winter. But I'll be honest- I LOVE the cold cozy mornings full of a pot of porridge, hot beverages, thick comfy socks and snuggling of course. This porridge is comforting and warm because, yes, it is thick and warm, but also all those spices and pumpkins and dates... it's like they say, "it warms the bones!" I hope you give this one a try and ENJOY!
Pumpkin Pie Porridge Recipe
{free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, sugar and soy}

First- make a blend of the ground grains to keep in the pantry for a quick breakfast...

I put in 1/2-1 cup of both: quinoa and buckwheat groats... put in a high powered blender {vitamix, ninja, ect...} Blend on high until you get a powdery flour mix of the mixed buckwheat and quinoa. You can also add in some millet seeds as a good combo as well...

Also, you may need to make some date puree- I have been keeping some in the fridge ready-made to use in recipes such as this... So you soak 1 cup of dates with 1 cup of boiling water and can do more or less of portions depending on how you want to store it. Soak in boiling water for 10 minutes (or could overnight as well). Then blend in a high powered blender and you get a pudding-like creamy date puree.

for one-serving, but you can easily double or triple...

1/4 cup of finely ground quinoa and buckwheat groats mixture
1/2 cup of pure water
1/2 cup of date puree
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
1 ts of pumpkin pie spice
pinch of sea salt

Amounts listed above are there as a guide! So give it a try and add more or less of the pumpkin or dates. If you take away those in some amounts, you will need a bit more water. Every time I make this I usually double or triple for me and my family so the above is the best estimate of making it a single serving

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk continually until it comes to a boil and is bubbling and it thickens up quite nicely. It should be a thick creamy substance in about 5 minutes. You want to make sure and NOT leave this on the stove after you whisk together for the first time. This will leave it clumpy and sticking to the bottom. Just whisk together continually and fast for 5 minutes and you will have the best porridge around!

Top with butter, vegan butter, ghee, coconut oil and sprinkle with more spice, raisins, stewed apples, or whatever nuts, seeds, or dried fruits you desire. I also like a drizzle of jam, yogurt and maple syrup to finish off a bowl too. So creamy and the TEXTURE IS DIVINE! 

p.s. the pictured porridge actually had some rice grits added in too ;) That is those little chunks- but some days I make this by habit or dump whatever I got ready to use. So once you start to find how you like your porridge- you will have little tricks and habits too ;)

Some other porridge recipes...

or this oldie porridge recipe...

Hope your breakfast warms your heart, body and soul and keeps you going til the next stop...

Much love, xoxo

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