Happy Hempy Porridge is my new favorite breakfast on cool, rainy days. Or snowy ones, which thankfully we don’t usually get in April. I can see enjoying this warm, comforting cereal while camping this summer, too. Imagine fog lifting off a high mountain lake, a loon calling, a mug of mocha, and a bowl of happiness. Yes, definitely on my year-round agenda!
I found a similar recipe online a few years ago, but found it tedious to make. A bit of this, a bit of that, and half a dozen dirty measuring spoons and cups later, finally breakfast was served! Not anymore, though. Now that I’ve tweaked things to my personal liking, I line up a row of one-cup mason jars and dump the dry ingredients in one after the other, twist on plastic storage lids made to fit canning jars, and pop the rest of them in the cupboard.
My motto: make a mess once, enjoy a meal several times!
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So, I’ll share both the single serve and then the times-eight version in case you’re either cooking for a crowd or want to stash some away for later, like I do!
Recipe: Happy Hempy Porridge
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• 1/2 cup almond milk (or other unsweetened nut milk)
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter)
Put the above ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, then add:
• 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
• 1 tablespoon golden flax meal
• 1 tablespoon peanut flour (or almond flour)
• 2 teaspoons chia seeds
• 2 teaspoons sweetener
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Edited to add: in the fall of 2021, I’ve started adding a teaspoon of moringa/spirulina blend similar to Trim Healthy Mama’s DuoGreens powder for a little extra superfood boost!
Stir and simmer for about 2 minutes, until mixture thickens. Serve with up to one cup of raspberries or strawberries and additional nut milk. Prefer it sweeter? Sprinkle more sweetener on top!
Enjoy a warm bowl of delicious happiness!
Looking for the batch recipe? This dry mix makes eight servings:
• 2 cups hulled hemp seeds
• 1/2 cup golden flax meal
• 1/2 cup peanut flour (or almond flour)
• 1/3 cup chia seeds
• 1/3 cup sweetener
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
When ready to serve, add a scant half cup of mix to the wet ingredients as above — or save yourself the measuring and divvy it up by servings to start with!
Unsure of some of those ingredients?
• nut milk: I usually buy cashew or almond. You are looking for something with no sugar added. Rice, oat, and soy milk are not recommended. Cow’s milk isn’t recommended, either, because it’s high in carbs.
• peanut butter: buy a brand without sugar in the ingredients. I buy Adams natural in my local grocery store.
• hemp seeds:
• golden flax meal: Golden is harder to find than brown, but you really want golden. It has a much nicer texture and flavor.
• peanut flour (aka peanut powder): A defatted peanut product you can use to impart a peanutty flavor where you don’t want the extra calories or fat. Read labels carefully, since most products contain sugar in the ingredient list. There are several without, and this is what you are looking for.
• sweetener: in this case, you’re looking for something that’s approximately 1:1 with sugar. More about sweeteners here.
This is a breakfast Sadie from Raindrops on Radishes would come to enjoy by the end of her Trim Healthy Mama story!
Please Note: I am not an authorized Trim Healthy Mama coach or blogger, although I play one in fiction…