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Grains And Breakfast

Grains And Breakfast
Heather Nicholds

I put grains and breakfast together because most of the time, my breakfast is centered on whole grains. They give energy and nutrients to support our bodies, and having them for breakfast means we have the nourishment to start our days.

Class Notes

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Cheat Sheet

Video Tutorial: How to Cook Whole Grains

Cooking whole grains is really simple, but if you want to learn more about it, here are some more details and tips for making them really tasty and come out perfectly every time.

Tutorial Video

Recipes & Class Videos

Class 1: Quinoa Gingerbread Pudding

Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and I’m going to show you how to use the spices and molasses to make the same idea as the cookie, but in a super healthy breakfast. I’ll also show you how to make quinoa into a porridge.

Grocery List & Class Prep Notes
Class Video & Recipe

Class 2: Apple Pie Oatmeal

Having a breakfast that tastes like apple pie is so wonderful. You get all the flavor and the wonderful aroma that wafts through the kitchen, and this one is a healthy and nourishing collection of ingredients to nourish and fuel your day. You can also make a quick variation for a weekday.

Grocery List & Class Prep Notes
Class Video & Recipe

Class 3: Banana Bread Rice Pudding

We’re going to make a rice pudding with the same flavors as banana bread, and I’ll show you how to bake it to make yourself a healthy breakfast that feels totally indulgent. This is perfect for a Sunday brunch.

Grocery List & Class Prep Notes
Class Video & Recipe


I’m showing you breakfasts that are delicious enough to have for a weekend brunch. What I want to see from you in this month’s assignment is how you take the ideas of these breakfasts and make a healthy and yummy breakfast bowl on a weekday. I usually go with rolled oats, or I cook a big batch of whole grains to last me through the week, and then top with some chopped fruit and flax. You can also totally do toast, but I want to see how you incorporate some nutrients and make it filling enough to last you through until lunch.

Then snap a shot and submit it to the Facebook group! You can also submit any of the breakfasts you made this month – I’d love to see what you’re cooking up!