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ancient grain mason jar breakfast

Delicious and convenient! Fill a mason jar with a few simple ingredients and your breakfast will be waiting and ready to eat when you wake up in the morning. Choose your favorite ancient grains, fruits and spices. Customize this breakfast to your tastes, nutritional requirements and the grains you have on hand. Simply satisfying!

SMALL BREAKFAST Recipe

  • 1⁄2-pint (1 cup/250 mL) mason jar with lid
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) steel-cut oats
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) amaranth seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) buckwheat groats
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp (22 mL) raisins
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chia seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) milk (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) nuts, your choice (optional)

BIG BREAKFAST Recipe

  • 1-pint (2 cups/500 mL) mason jar with lid
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) steel-cut oats
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) amaranth seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) buckwheat groats
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) teff grains
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) raisins
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chia seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) milk (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) nuts, your choice (optional)

Measure oats, amaranth, buckwheat and teff into the appropriate-sized mason jar. Add raisins, chia and cinnamon. Pour boiling water into the jar. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. If time permits, set jar on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes. Shake again and place in the refrigerator for 7 hours or more.

Remove from the refrigerator and reheat in a saucepan or microwave until desired temperature is reached. Stir in the milk and sprinkle with nuts and sweetener if desired. Serve.

Per Serving (SMALL size): Energy 210 calories; Protein 7 g; Carbohydrates 42 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Fat 3.5 g; Sugar 9 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg. (BIG size): Energy 270 calories; Protein 9 g; Carbohydrates 53 g; Dietary Fiber 7 g; Fat 4.5 g; Sugar 11 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg

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