Do you get in breakfast ruts? I sure do. Lately, it’s been a Banana Mocha Frappe with some peanut butter toast – all well and good but time for a switch up.
Enter farro & the tropics.
I’ve been a fan of farro for awhile now but only cooked it as a savory dish until I thought, why not make it like I would oatmeal? And since this time of year, I long to be sitting on a beach lined with palm trees, I figured I’d treat my tastebuds to flavors from the islands (not quite the same as sitting on said beach but hey, it’s a little more budget friendly.)
So, basically this recipe is like crazy fusion food – Italian grains meet tropical flavors – but in my book, it works.
I cooked the farro in water and light coconut milk with some fresh nutmeg then mixed in chunks of mango, a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut and a splash of almond extract. You could do so many combinations – next up to try: a banana, ginger and macadamia nut mix.
Funny how in America, we tend to regulate grains such as rice, couscous, quinoa, barley, etc. to only lunch and dinner. So, why not at breakfast?
Here are some of my favorite recipes & recent posts I’ve seen on creative ways to enjoy your whole grains in the morning!
Pecan Date Breakfast Couscous
My first recipe using a different whole grain at breakfast (besides oatmeal.)
PB & J Overnight Oats – Danika (Guest Blogger) @ Scoop Nutrition
I’ve made these oats several times now (great way to recycle that empty peanut butter jar.)
Red Quinoa Pancake – Min @Savor The Rainbow
This recipe is part of Min’s Whole Grain Series – I want to try with a fresh fruit filling.
Individual Baked Banana Oatmeal – Denise @ Eat Laugh Love
I got this recipe through the Secret Recipe Club – it’s like eating a healthy dessert for breakfast (kids will love this one.)
Amaranth Breakfast Bowl with Seeds – Gail @ A Stack of Dishes
I’m intrigued by this one – I’ve only had amaranth popped (it’s like baby popcorn!)
Are you ever in a breakfast rut? Do you have a favorite whole grain you eat for breakfast?