Sunday, March 25, 2012

Breakfast Cereal

I have been making this delicious seed combo for breakfast.  

It is Amaranth, Teff, and Flax seeds.  They looked so pretty layered in the jar, I had to take a picture before they got all mixed up.

Teff is actually a grain not a seed.  Is there a difference?  I don't know, so I will just call this cereal.

My friend K told me about Teff a while ago, I tried it once and liked it, then put it away for about a year.  Thankfully I gave it a second try and fell in love.  It is crunchy, and has like a hint of a molasses flavor.  It is really my favorite part of this cereal, but the other two ingredients are good too.  All three together have a ton of nutrition.

I just make a mixture of the three, no measuring except I put only a little of the flax seed (because it can be too nutritious if you know what I mean).  I soak them overnight in water, and then the next morning boil them just like you would oatmeal.  With the overnight soaking it cooks in about 5 minutes.

In my bowl I usually add a dab of butter and a few spoonfuls of maple syrup, yum!!  It is also great with shredded coconut, raisins or any dried fruit, nuts, bananas, apples, honey, etc.

My only complaint is that it is messy!  As you can see in the picture, there are tiny grains that needed to be cleaned up from the counter.  Ah well, it is worth it.

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