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

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Description

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


Ingredients

Porridge:

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

Topping:

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

Instructions

  • 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.

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.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 561
  • Sugar: 20.6
  • Sodium: 390
  • Fat: 8.7
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7
  • Carbohydrates: 99.2
  • Fiber: 16.2
  • Protein: 23.8
  • Cholesterol: 12.2

Einkorn Porridge

variations

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.