Note: I now make this recipe to include a soaking step to increase digestibility and reduce phytic acid. Rinse the grains, combine them in a pot with water, and add 1 tablespoon of whey, raw apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice. Cover and let soak for at least 7 hours or overnight. After the soaking, proceed with the cooking directions.
Branching out here this morning… I’ve had this recipe saved to try for a few months. Someone shared it on a Yahoo! group. None of these grains have gluten and none of them are wheat (obviously). I’ll have to let you know what the family thinks. B. is scooping hers out right now.
My notes: I doubled the recipe. I omitted the cinnamon and instead used a total of 1/2 teaspoon Five-Spice Powder, along with a pinch of stevia. At the end of the cooking time, I added raisins and unsweetened shredded coconut. Also, I couldn’t rinse the amaranth in my fine mesh strainer because the grains are so tiny they fell through the holes.
GENIUS BREAKFAST CEREAL
from Ft. Collins Food Co-op
“Many of us do not get the proper boost of brain food first thing in the morning. Combining 3 nutritional powerhouse grains is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to start your day with a bowl brimming with goodness.”
“Millet, quinoa and amaranth are all high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Millet is a B vitamin gold mine that also contains iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and alkaline (making millet a great breakfast cereal if you have an upset stomach). Quinoa, which contains all 8 of the essential amino acids (and amaranth, a lysine-rich food), provides a complete protein. But how does “Genius Breakfast Cereal” taste? Chewy, satisfying and complex – a taste one would expect a genius to crave.”
Ingredients: (Make sure you choose organic only!)
- 1 / 2 cup millet
- 1 / 4 cup quinoa
- 2 tablespoons amaranth
- 2 cups water
- pinch of salt
- 1 / 4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- chopped nuts and fruit, optional
Rinse well and drain grains with fine-mesh strainer (except amaranth). Add 2 3 /4 cups water and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes until all grains are soft. Add cinnamon, honey (milk or soy milk), nuts and fruit. Eat while listening to a concerto. Then spend the rest of your day working out higher math equations, composing a symphony, writing a novel, or thinking great thoughts. Guaranteed, this cereal will make you feel – and think — like a genius!