Here is an easy, hearty, and delicious breakfast for cold mornings.
I use my grain mill to grind the wheat freshly for this, but you can buy the wheat for this already ground. Wheat porridge is also called farina, so you can buy packaged wheat labeled farina, or you can simply buy coarsely ground wheat flour. This may be hard to find in stores, but you can easily find it online.
Using whole wheat and fermenting it overnight allows you to enjoy the nutrition of whole wheat while eliminating most of the anti-nutrients through fermentation.
This porridge keeps very well, so you can prepare a big batch and reheat as needed.
- 1 cup coarsely ground whole wheat flour (or farina)
- 1 cup kefir
- 3 cups milk
- Pinch of salt
- Butter and maple syrup for serving
The night before, mix flour and kefir. Cover and keep in a warm place overnight.
In the morning, heat 3 cups on milk over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring frequently, until hot. Add the flour mixture and salt and mix with a whisk until the mixture is smooth. Keep cooking, stirring frequently, until porridge gets thick, about 5 minutes.
Serve with butter and maple syrup, or your toppings of choice, and enjoy!
You didn’t say anything about Roundup on wheat.
No Roundup on organic wheat!
I use organic wheat, so no Roundup.
Have you tried with Einkorn?
I haven’t but I’ve been meaning to buy einkorn berries, I will try as soon as I do.
Where do you get your organic farina? Thanks!
Yum! Will have to try this!
Can you use yogurt instead of kefir?
moti Reifer says
Can I use yogurt instead of kefir in this recipe
How do you know there is no round up on organic wheat? In the US, all you have to do to become and organic farmer is pay a fee to call yourself one.
There is no safety regarding round up not making its way across the street from the non-organic farm to the organic farm, via either air or water supply.
If it ferments properly (smells right, tastes right, looks right) it is likely roundup/pesticide free. There is also some evidence if the contamination is slight that the friendly bacteria will destroy those chemicals. In my way of thinking the healthier foods are fermented foods.