Farro Porridge: Hearty Breakfast

Posted on by Jennie

So for this 30 in 30, we know you’re often looking for lunches and dinners to get in under 30 minutes, right? But I also know that a lot of us look RIGHT OVER breakfast and under-indulge all week (think cold, boring cereals, or worse, even a SKIPPED meal) and over-indulge on the weekend (bottomless mimosas and pancakes stacked miles high.) It’s better for your body to regulate your morning with a hearty breakfast that’ll keep you full until lunch without loading up on sugar. Or carbs. Or alcohol, preferably.

Farro Porridge | Garlic, My Soul

And so, since I have recently become obsessed with farro (I mean, it’s fast! It’s easy! It’s delicious! It’s hearty!) I figured that I could come up with a breakfast surrounding the grain.

So, here is a quick, easy, delicious breakfast that you can whip up in 15 minutes for a special weekday-morning staple that’ll keep you full.

Farro Porridge | Garlic, My Soul


1/2 cup farro
1 cup milk
dried blueberries, apricots, or cranberries
slivered almonds
agave (optional)

Farro Porridge | Garlic, My SoulHere’s what you do: Boil 1/2 cup farro over high heat in milk. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork, and pour into bowl. Top with dried (or fresh) fruit, slivered almonds, and agave. Serve warm.

Farro Porridge | Garlic, My Soul Farro Porridge | Garlic, My Soul

This was like oatmeal – nutty, and sweet and perfect with agave, and it kept me full the whole morning! It’s definitely going to become a staple, because in addition to easy and delicious, it’s pretty cheap to make – making it a win in my book. What’s your favorite hearty breakfast? Do you even EAT breakfast?




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  1. Meryl Bennan

    We just posted a link from our Facebook page to your recipe. Looks delish. Thought I’d personally invite you to enter this (or another one of your gorgeous grainy recipes) in our PicYourTrip facebook contest. Could win a trip for 2 across the globe.. Just saying.. Best, M