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Try substituting farro for oatmeal with this tasty hot breakfast cereal recipe. Farro packs a punch of protein that will keep your belly happy for hours. Plus, this recipe can be made in a large batch, so it’s ready to heat in the microwave on busy mornings or for a quick post workout snack.
2 cups farro
3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ cup real grade A or B maple syrup
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup chopped pecans
1. In a small pan, toast pecans over medium heat for 7 minutes, tossing consistently.
2. Add the farro, almond milk, maple syrup and salt to a pot, cover and bring to a boil. Watch this closely so it doesn’t overflow. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium, keep covered and let cook 15-20 minutes until farro is cooked through and most of the almond milk has been absorbed. Farro is particularly good cooked al dente.
3. Toss the farro with the dried cherries and top with the toasted pecans. If storing in the fridge, it’s recommended to keep the pecans separate so they don’t get soggy.
Jessica Cerra is the owner of Fit Food by Jess, a private chef and catering company in Encinitas, Calif. She is also a professional Xterra triathlete and mountain biker. Follow Jess’ recipes on her “Fit Food by Jess” Facebook page.
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