The best recipes are those that taste delicious, but also happen to be nutritious and somewhat healthful. In Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast Recipes to Span the Seasons, by writer and recipe developer Megan Gordon of the blog A Sweet Spoonful, this is exactly what you get. This is not a health food cookbook – it includes recipes for plenty of indulgent breakfast foods, along with healthier options. But Megan does explore new and exciting ways to use a wealth of whole grains, which are loaded with fiber, protein and amino acids – a wholesome way to kick start any day.
Whole-Grain Mornings begins with a section of basics, like porridge, homemade granola and a whole-grain pancake mix that is sure to become your new pantry staple. The rest of the cookbook is organized by the seasons, including recipes that feature the freshest ingredients and most-craved flavors for each time of year. Recipes are conveniently categorized by how much time and effort they require, from quick or make-ahead weekday recipes to leisurely brunch dishes. Each chapter also includes recipes for seasonal spreads and toppings, perfect for spooning into plain yogurt or eating with whole-grain pancakes.
Try a few recipes from Whole-Grain Mornings today:
Greens and Grains Scramble
Buckwheat Crepes with Honeyed Ricotta and Sautéed Plums
Blueberry Breakfast Bars
We’re giving away one copy of Whole-Grain Mornings to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite whole grain.
So, tell us, what’s your favorite whole grain: oats, brown rice, farro, barley?
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Photographs by Clare Barboza.