November 11, 2009
I don't know if your family is like mine, but what I serve for breakfast is probably the most important decision I make that will determine how well my children feel throughout the day. They require good protein, so I like to make eggs, homemade sausage and my 14 year old loves to be independent and cook his own organic grass-fed hot dogs. They love breads, pancakes and french toast, but frankly these just are not sustaining unless they have a good amount of protein to go along with it. Many days, just as I would get the kitchen cleaned and sit down to begin our home school lessons, I would hear the words.."What can I eat?" Today was one of those mornings where my 9 year old son seemed to be a "bottomless pit". He ate a 2 egg omelet, soaked muesli with pecans, frozen cherries, and a Peanut Butter and Jelly Larabar for breakfast. I expect he is having a growth spurt!
Recently, I was searching for new ideas for a quick and healthy breakfast and found Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Millet Grits/Meal. My kids had never eaten grits. Grits are such a Southern tradition. How could I let them miss out?
I loved them! I think they taste even better than the corn grits I knew and loved as a child. My oldest son was not as excited about them as my youngest, who really loved them. My husband got the leftovers and made "mmm" sounds as he ate them. My only regret is not ordering more bags, because now they are almost all gone!
Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Millet Grits/Meal (Certified Gluten-Free)
Follow the Cooking Instructions on the back of the package:
Bring 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil.
Add 1 cup of Gluten-Free Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Millet Grits and reduce heat.
Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Makes 4 servings.
or as I make them:
I make 2 servings, which is half the recipe, and mine were cooked in about 5-7 minutes. We add Earth Balance Soy-free Natural Margarine and 2-3 drops of SweetLeaf SteviaClear Liquid to sweeten each bowl and then top with pecans. Sometimes, I allow a little agave nectar which adds more sweetness and my boys really like it.
So if you are like me, looking for new ideas for gluten-free breakfast, you might like to try the Bob's Red Mill Millet Grits.
What do you like for breakfast? I would love to hear your favorite ideas.
For more breakfast ideas visit The Gluten-Free Homemaker, who is hosting the blog carnival Breakfast ideas: What can I eat that's gluten-free?.