Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Cereal?

Yes, my allergic kiddo needs more veggies in her day. Now that she is packing her lunches, and won't eat SOOO many foods if they are cold, less veggies make it into her day. My thought: She hates oatmeal, and most traditional breakfast foods are out for us. Why not serve vegetables at breakfast? Hmmm...

Enter sweet potatoes. My kids love 'em. Seems like a good intro to veggies at breakfast. Now, to make them seem less like a vegetable and more like a breakfast, for those of us with more traditional breakfast fares in mind. Something creamy, and with a bit of fat the help it stick around until lunch time. But healthy fats if possible. Ready?

Creamy Sweet Potato Cereal

  • 3/4 c cold mashed sweet potatoes, unsweetened
  • 1/4 c coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/4 c hemp milk
  • maple syrup, to taste (I used about 3 T)
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cream of rice (optional)

Heat sweet potatoes, milks, syrup and cinnamon over low heat to simmering. Adjust liquid as needed to reach desired consistency. (Think cream of wheat.) Simmer 1-2 minutes and serve. You can add cream of rice as needed to thicken the cereal if you went crazy with the milk, or don't have time to simmer it to the desired thickness.

As is getting to be the general state of affairs with me, all of the above measurements are estimates, because I have learned to just eyeball it when cooking. Just dump in the amount that seems right. The coconut milk adds sweetly rich creaminess and stick-to-your-ribs fat, the hemp milk adds healthy omegas, and the sweet potatoes are a fountain of good for you yumminess. Serve with brown rice toast and jelly to fill up the meal. Non traditional, sure. Tasty? You betcha!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this recipe, my son doesn't eat any cereal so I will try this. God bless you


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