Quick breakfasts are a must! This triple berry stovetop porridge is the perfect breakfast to make in the morning or prep ahead for the week! Your whole family will enjoy this hot breakfast that is refined sugar free, dairy free, yet creamy and delicious. Made with Hayden Mills Farmer's Porridge, almond milk, frozen mixed berries and a splash of pure maple syrup, this stovetop porridge will start your day off right!
This post is sponsored by Hayden Flour Mills. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support A Joyfully Mad Kitchen!
I'm not sure if it's just a phase, but my toddler wakes up hangry. It's like the second his little feet hit the floor from his crib, he's asking for something to eat. I usually have a quick snack for him ready to go, like no sugar added blueberry muffins or fruit, and then get started on making a real breakfast. I used to make scrambled eggs for him almost every morning and would opt for something like a bowl of cereal for me. But lately, with the temperatures cooling off, I?need a hot breakfast!
While I am a huge fan of egg casseroles, I'm still just not a fan of scrambled eggs on their own and carb heavy breakfasts like French toast or pancakes just do not hold me over anymore. Enter in: Farmer's Porridge from Hayden Flour Mills. When they asked me to make a recipe using their Farmer's Porridge, I knew I wanted something that both my toddler and I could enjoy.
He sometimes has a bit of a dairy sensitivity, so we have switched over to using almond milk for things like baked goods, cereal, etc. so I knew I wanted to make a dairy-free stovetop porridge for his sake. It turns out that the extra nuttiness from the almond milk was?exactly what this farmer's porridge needed. I loved the nutty, almost earthy flavor that the porridge had before adding in the maple syrup and berries which just rounded out the whole recipe.
You can also add toppings like golden raisins, walnuts, granola even! I like to think of porridge as a warm cousin to a yogurt parfait. The options are endless to what you can add to yours. This could be a super cute make your own breakfast bar idea for a bridal or baby shower or a fun brunch idea! Put all of the toppings options (including some traditional ones like brown sugar!) in bowls and let people get their creative juices flowing. You can even set out small milk bottles with various dairy and non-dairy options for people to choose from and add a splash to their porridge.
In case you didn't know (because I didn't and I was curious!), porridge and oatmeal are not?synonymous,?however all oatmeal is porridge. All porridge is not oatmeal though, since it's not always made with oats. This Farmer's Porridge blend from Hayden Flour Mills is made from?cracked farro and white sonora wheat bran. It's almost a nuttier version of oatmeal to me!
Shamefully, I'm usually an instant-oatmeal kind of girl, because I always thought stovetop porridge or oatmeal would be too time consuming in the mornings. But this triple berry stovetop porridge cooks in 15 minutes and reheats perfectly for later in the week, too! Because this porridge is so customizable, it's perfect for the entire family.
- ½ cup Hayden Mills Farmer's Porridge (Farro & Wheat Bran)
- 2 cups almond milk (whole milk or another dairy substitute is fine as well)
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, optional
- ½ cup frozen mixed berries, thawed
- In a medium sauce pan on low heat, toast Hayden Mills Farmer's Porridge (Farro & Wheat Bran), stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Pour in almond milk and bring to a boil, stirring frequently so the porridge doesn't burn or clump together.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Pour in 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional), stir, and remove from heat.
- Thaw ½ cup of frozen mixed berries in a microwave for 30 seconds.
- Stir in thawed berries into porridge.
- Top with a splash of almond milk (or your milk preference) and stir in.
- Serve immediately or store in an air tight container or mason jar for up to a week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g