After my grocery shop yesterday, I knew exactly what I was going to make for breakfast this morning – Kamut flakes! Sunday really is the perfect day to try out new things, especially when you aren’t sure how long they take to cook up ;)
I followed the instructions on the package in regards to the ratio of kamut to liquid. Here’s what I used:
- 1/3 cup kamut flakes
- 1/2 cup each water & Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp (?) raisins
- splash of vanilla
- liberal sprinkling of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- drizzle of maple syrup
- more unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Per the instructions, I brought the first 6 ingredients to a boil, then simmered until the liquid was absorbed to my liking. Definitely takes longer than oats (5 – 10 min). Then I stirred in the flaxseed, and topped with the maple syrup & more milk.
I also had a few uber ripe strawberries along side.
And a glass of sunny Mango Peach Party.
I quite enjoyed the Kamut flakes. They make for a much chewier, more textured bowl of hot cereal than oats do, which is a nice change. I don’t find that they have a really distinct flavour unto themselves – I guess you could say they are a bit nuttier than oats, but it’s not like there is an overwhelming taste or anything. It does make me want to try out some other hot cereal options though – I saw alot of things I would have bought while at the store yesterday if I wasn’t trying to be a fiscally responsible ;)
Big thanks to Katie for not only advocating the kamut flakes, but hosting the New Foods Challenge! Have you checked out the challenge? Why not try it out – you might discover something awesome!
Now I’m off to run some errands – need a new shirt to wear next weekend, and I need to renew my car insurance. Booo. Have a good Sunday everyone!