Ok, so there’s no such thing as ‘powermeal’ I just made it up. I couldn’t call this superfood breakfast ‘oatmeal’ because it’s made with five different grains and I definitely don’t want to call it ‘porridge’ because this just brings up negative connotations to me – gloop, glue and wallpaper paste….You know the drill, readers! 😀 This is none of those things you’ll be pleased to know 🙂
I love easy Sunday mornings, warm and snuggly, no reason to get dressed (yet!) and lots of time to debate what we want for brekkie…
I’m pushing for the Powermeal because when you go into the local health food shop and practically clear them out of every type of wholegrain flake packet they have, then you really should make good use of them!
Either that, or I’ll be throwing unopened packets out after the ‘Sell-by’ date has passed! 😉
This Powermeal contains:
1. Oat flakes
2. Millet flakes
3. Barley flakes
4. Rye flakes and
5. Quinoa flakes….
AND 3 forms of coconut, a true superfood (and one of my favourites) – coconut oil, dessicated coconut (or coconut flakes)and coconut cream.
Let’s get on with making it….
Five-Grain Triple-Coconut Powermeal
Inspired by ‘Wholegrain Mornings’ by Megan Gordon.
1 cup mixed wholegrain flakes
1tbsp coconut oil
1 cup milk (any type, or water)
1tbsp dessicated coconut, or coconut flakes
Grated coconut cream and honey to serve.
1. Toast the flakes, in the coconut oil, over a low-medium heat, for between 5-7 minutes, until they become dark golden, toasted and fragrant. Begin with the more robust flakes – the rye, oats and barley, before adding the more delicate ones – quinoa and millet flakes, a couple of minutes later.
Keep an eagle eye on the quinoa and millet flakes especially, as they can go from toasty to burnt in the blink of an eye!
2. Add the milk, which you have heated to almost boiling and the dessicated coconut.
If you prefer you can add the coconut in the last minute or two of toasting time, but keep an eye on it as it burns very easily. Stir once.
3. Turn off the heat, take off the burner if you have an electric hob (as the heat is held for much longer than a gas hob) and leave for 7 minutes.
4. Stir once. Serve with extra milk or cream, grated coconut cream and honey to your taste.
Bear in mind that the Powermeal is toothsome and chewy, much like a very, very soft granola. But without the hard edges. Yum.
Now, doesn’t that taste and feel like it’s doing you good! 😀 An absolute powerhouse of a breakfast!