I am really excited that our family seems to have finally found a really good number of breakfast options that are made from real food and easy to work into our crazy morning routines. In the past few years I have tried countless recipes, organization methods and systems to get our mornings to run smoothly. Getting 7 people organized, fed real food and to 7 places somehow seems harder first think in the morning. Cooking larger quantities of things and preparing the day before to make mornings easier has become a real game changer for us. It never occurred to me to incorporate Farro in our morning menu.
Farrow has been a favorite for a few years. If you are not yet familiar Farro is a whole grain similar to brown rice but fluffier and creamier like risotto. It is common in the Medditeran and especially popular in Italy, but becoming more well known here. My husband doesn’t like brown rice so in my search for a whole grain years ago we stumbled upon farro and it was love at first bite. We liked it so much that buying it in bulk made sense. I am excited that Bob’s Red Mill now has smaller sizes available and we are currently stocking it for home delivery www.BrownBoxOrganics.com.
If you currently have a favorite recipe for steel cut oats or wheat berry breakfast bowls this is the same concept, but with Farro. You can cook it ahead and easily reheat. It also freezes beautifully.
Farro Breakfast Bowls
Banana Nut: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 banana chopped.
Blueberry Pecan: 1/4 cup pecans, 1/3 cup blueberries, 1 Teaspoon honey.
Cinnamon & Raisin: 1/4 cup raisin, 1 Teaspoon honey.
Poached Pear & Cinnamon: 1/2 poached pear, 1 teaspoon honey or sugar.
Date & Nut: 1/4 cup roasted pecans, 1/8 cup chopped dates, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Banana Berry: 1/2 banana chopped, 1 handful raspberries or blackberries, 1 teaspoon honey or sugar.
Apple Brown Sugar & Chia: 1/2 apple, peeled seeded and sautéed (about 2 minutes until just warmed) with a small amount of coconut oil and 1 Tablespoon brown sugar. Toss with a teaspoon chia seeds, farrow and milk.
Orange Cranberry: 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1 teaspoon sugar, juice from 1 half orange.
For the Brown Box Team