I have a weird relationship with breakfasts. I don't know why, but it’s very hard for me to eat toasts, hot oatmeal or a bowl of cereal in the morning. I still need to eat something really nutritious since I'm sensitive to hypoglycaemia. Since we reduced gluten from our daily diet, our mornings have taken a complete new turn. We start almost every day with a fresh fruits/seeds/veggies smoothie. Though smoothies can replace morning dishes all at one for some people, we always eat something else right after. There's no "typical" breakfast for us. Sometimes it can be a bowl of homemade granola with coconut yogurt topped with fruits. Other times we can have pancakes or crepes with nut butter, maple syrup or blackstrap molasses and fruits. I have to say my husband also makes the best omelettes in the Universe! Other than that, one of the things we especially love to eat before starting our busy days is either an overnight oat bowl, a chia pudding or porridge. I have a few porridge recipes, but this one is (so far!) the entire family's favorite.
This porridge is super easy to do and so delicious! We first had the idea to ground our homemade granola and add it into yogourt when my husband tasted (and liked!) our baby girl special breakfast. I often ground Mila's sugar-free granola and mix it with unsweetened coconut yogurt or sheep yogurt. We were surprised how all the flavours of the dried fruits, roasted nuts and spices were more intense when grounded!
You can prepare a large batch of this recipe and keep it ready to eat into individual Masson jars. It's a perfect grab-and-go breakfast if you're not really hungry early in the morning, since the texture doesn't change that much as time goes by.
Raw cashew yogurt (+"apple pie" porridge)
Yogurt adapted from Green Kitchen Stories
Yield : 4
Ingredients for the cashew yogurt
1.5 cups raw cashew, soaked overnight
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
1/2 cup water (or more if needed)
2 pitted dates
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk + 1/4 cup water (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon probiotics powder
Ingredients for the apple pie porridge
Around 3 cups or so or cashew yogurt (recipe above) or your other favorite organic yogurt
1 hand crushed banana
2 grated apples
1 tablespoon honey
1.5 cup "nutty" granola, grounded
1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg + 1/4 cardamon (optional - see note)
Fresh fruits for garnish (in this case, blackberries and grated apples)
- Mix the psyllium husks and water in a small bowl and set aside until it thickens.
- Blend all the other ingredients (except probiotics and psyllium gel) until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of psyllium gel and 1 teaspoon of probiotics and stir to combine.
- In another bowl, combine all the porridge ingredients. You may want to add the grounded granola at this point, or keep it to serve on top of the porridge. I personally like to add half of it in the mixture and keep the other half to garnish on top.
- Serve with grounded granola powder, mashed fresh blackberries and grated apples (or other fruits).
Note : To do the porridge, I often use my homemade "chai spices" granola, so I don't have to add the "apple pie" spices listed above. If you're using a commercial granola or your regular homemade granola recipe, you may want to add these spices to create the "apple pie" taste that works so great with the grated apples.