6When the weather is cool, there’s nothing like a hot breakfast to warm the heart and prepare you for a busy day. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to settle for a dreary breakfast—this spicy-sweet combination of superfoods pinole, cranberry, and walnut tastes festive and decadent but is ultra-healthy.

Adding a pinch of freshly-ground cardamom and powdered ginger takes it over the top. So forget pumpkin-spice anything, because the antioxidant-rich power of cranberries and pinole is where it’s at.

1/2 cup of Purely Pinole in your favorite flavor (we used Original)
1 ½ cups milk or milk substitute
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons best-quality dried cranberries (sweetened or unsweetened—that’s your pick)
1 tablespoon toasted walnuts

Step 1:
Dissolve 1/2 cup of pinole into 1 1/2 cups of milk or milk substitute (almond or soy milk work great!).

Step 2:
Pour mixture in pot and place on stove on MEDIUM-LOW heat.

Cook for 3-5 minutes or until pinole begins to boil and thicken.

Step 4:
When it reaches your desired consistency (for thicker pinole cook longer), stir in the spices and remove from the heat.

Step 5:
Pour into a bowl, sprinkle with walnuts and cranberries, and enjoy the perfect breakfast!

PRO TIP: For even more holiday flavor, try stirring in ½ cup of cooked sweet potatoes while the pinole cooks. Add honey to taste, and bask in the skin- and eye-boosting betacarotene that this delicious tuber provides.

Have your own ideas for a delicious and healthy pinole bowl? Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram @PurelyPinole for a chance to be featured on the Purely Pinole blog, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. We can’t wait to see your creations!

1 comment

  • Erika Spencer

    Yummy recipe.


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