Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge | Naturally Ella

During the winter months, we eat porridge and oats at least three times a week. I switch up the grains, change the produce, and use as many toppings as possible. We always have sweet potatoes on hand and usually puree pre-made, making this porridge a delicious breakfast option. If you have never tried einkorn before, breakfast is the perfect time. The wheat is mild but adds the perfect amount of warmth.

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Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Serves 1 serving

A creamy fall porridge with toasted cracked einkorn mixed with sweet potato puree- perfect for a hearty fall breakfast.



    • 1/2 cup whole einkorn berries
    • 1/2 cup whole milk or almond milk
    • 1 cup water
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 teaspoons maple syrup


    • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
    • Pecans, toasted
    • Heavy Cream or almond milk, for serving
    • Maple Syrup, for serving
    • Cinnamon powder, for serving


    • In a small pot, add the einkorn and toast over medium heat until fragrant. Let cool and transfer to a food processor or blender. Pulse until the einkorn in cracked into big pieces, usually 5 to 6, 1 second pulses.
    • Return the cracked einkorn to the pot and add the milk, water, salt, and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook over low heat until the einkorn is tender and the porridge is thick, 35 to 45 minutes. Add more water/milk as needed to keep a good porridge consistency. Add the mashed sweet potatoes and stir until combined and heat.
    • Place in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings: pecans, cream, maple syrup, and/or cinnamon.


    Recipe Notes

    Tips & Tricks: Batch cook the einkorn and you can reheat the einkorn with extra milk.

    Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: einkorn, sweet potatoes, pecans

    Nutrition:  see the information.

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    Einkorn Porridge


    This einkorn porridge has many variations, all of which end up delicious. A couple of my favorite: Maple Carrot Cracked Oats with Warm Raisins or Sweet Potato Cracked Spelt with Toasted Walnuts.

    Puree: Try using other vegetable puree, especially butternut squash or carrot.

    Grains: Any type of hearty grain will work like this porridge: oats, spelt, farro, or millet.

    Fruit: Drop the sweet potatoes from the porridge and top with roasted stone fruits, fresh berries, or a citrus curd.