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.

Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Serves 1 serving     adjust servings Calories 561
Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge | Naturally Ella

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.

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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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 561 Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.7 13%
Saturated Fat 4.7 24%
Cholesterol 12.2 4%
Sodium 390 16%
Carbohydrate 99.2 33%
Dietary Fiber 16.2 65%
Sugars 20.6
Protein 23.8

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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.