Thanks to new flash-freezing technology, excellent precooked whole grains like barley, quinoa and wheat berries are ready in the time it takes to brew coffee. Turn any of these grains into a porridge. It’s really great with all kinds of toppings. This is one healthy porridge. Bread and cereal made from wholegrains and wholemeal contain dietary fibre that may be helpful in reducing the risk of any type of cancer.
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 3/4 cup mashed bananas
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Kosher salt
- 4 cups frozen mixed chewy grains, such as wheat berries, Kamut, barley and farro
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
- Fresh fruit, toasted almonds and pure maple syrup, for serving
- In a medium saucepan, whisk the milk with the bananas, cinnamon and a generous pinch of salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the frozen grains and oats and cook, stirring, until the grains are heated through and the porridge is creamy, about 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit, almonds and maple syrup.