When 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
Dissolve 1/2 cup of pinole into 1 1/2 cups of milk or milk substitute (almond or soy milk work great!).
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.
When it reaches your desired consistency (for thicker pinole cook longer), stir in the spices and remove from the heat.
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.
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