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Cookbook Giveaway: Whole-Grain Mornings

Whole-Grain Mornings Egg Scramble
Whole-Grain Mornings Cookbook

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

Blueberry 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?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 3:00 p.m. ET on January 8, 2014 and ends at 6:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

Photographs by Clare Barboza.


Comments (130)

  1. charles posted 01/09/2014

    Barley, Soup AND Beer!

  2. Cindy posted 01/09/2014

    Oats are my favorite. But also love barley.

  3. Robert Conaway posted 01/09/2014

    I would have to say oats as they start my morning more frequently than anything else.

  4. Tony Walls posted 01/09/2014

    Oats would have to be my favorite as well. Good with breakfast, to bake with and to use in things like home made granola.

  5. Alyssa Fry posted 01/10/2014

    Right now I love quinoa because I discovered a recipe that puts a unique spin on breakfast oatmeal. You add dates to cooked quinoa to make bars, then it's served in a bowl of warm almond milk with sliced pears on top. It's heaven.

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  7. Alison posted 01/10/2014

    Oats – I eat a bowl every morning and night.

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  9. Dee S posted 01/10/2014

    Oats for sure

  10. Jill Tedders posted 01/10/2014

    I love kasha, toasted buckwheat groats. They are so versatile and so tasty. That chewy, nutty grain is so much fun to work with.

  11. armyofonewife posted 01/10/2014

    Oats and Barley are my favorites and they are so versatile!

  12. Susan posted 01/10/2014

    It has to be barley! The texture of the cooked grain is amazing.

  13. lynnann schiffer posted 01/10/2014

    love it.

  14. Shari Kerkhoff posted 01/10/2014

    I highly favor brown rice but I have a growing affection for Farro, though it's a debatable character. It's nutty light texture and taste are compatible with sweet or savory notes. I love it!

  15. Kim posted 01/10/2014

    Love to start the day with a big bowl of steel cut oats and seasonal fruit.

  16. Annie posted 01/10/2014

    Gotta be OATS! in all its glorious forms: steel-cut, old-fashioned, quick cooking, instant, cookie — if it's got oats in it, I will probably love it!

  17. Karim K. Helmer posted 01/10/2014

    Very interesting combinations for grains only used for lunch and dinner.

  18. Katie posted 01/10/2014

    Brown rice….love it!

  19. Maria posted 01/10/2014

    Brown rice

  20. Kim posted 01/10/2014

    I love brown rice.

  21. Li Hall posted 01/10/2014

    I'm going to have to say Farro but close second is Barley, My childhood was filled with cold winters with a beef and barley stew my mother always made.. But Farro is amazing! so many uses and so good for you.

  22. Marion posted 01/11/2014

    Fell in love with Farro when I lived in Italy!

  23. Margo posted 01/16/2014

    I love barley. It's one of the four foods that carries hdl cholesterol out of the body–and it tastes so good!

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  29. Cindy posted 08/13/2015

    thanks for share. I love brown rice!

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