I have long adored Jackie Sobon for her magic in the kitchen, and her stunning food photography that makes me watch to jump through the screen to devour whatever dish she’s showcasing. So you better believe I jumped with glee when she offered to share this berry breakfast polenta recipe from her new book!
This new book is for home cooks on a time crunch, which I’m sure you can relate to. And this is one of her favorite recipes from her book—creamy berry polenta! Breakfast polenta, you ask? Yes, it’s a thing. Now you can give oats a little break and give polenta a try. See how you like it!
If you’re unfamiliar with polenta, now is your chance to try it! Polenta is a traditional Italian dish made from boiled cornmeal and is incredibly versatile as a base in warm or cold dishes year round. It’s naturally gluten-free and is rich in vitamins A and C and also offers a healthy dose of carotenoids which are thought to decrease the risk of certain cancers and eye disease. Also a good source of fiber and protein, this berry breakfast polenta is the perfect choice for kickstarting your day!
When it comes to buying dried polenta, there are two grind methods to look out for when you’re in the grocery aisle. Stoneground polenta produces greater grain variance while consistent grind polenta has a more—you guessed it—consistent grain size. Either one is fine, it all boils down to personal preference!
There are infinite ways to make your polenta pop! Here are some suggestions for a boisterous breakfast:
Breakfast is touted as being one of the most important meals of the day and while many of us get into a habit of sticking to our favorite cereal with non-dairy milk or overnight oats, there’s no reason not to branch out every once in a while! We hope you enjoy this delicious dish that’s been a staple in Italy for a long while and have fun making it your own. Here’s to beating the breakfast blues and keeping our bellies full!
Vegan Berry Breakfast Polenta recipe published by Vegan Yack Attack On The Go! © 2018 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Text © 2018 Jackie Sobon. First Published in 2018 by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915, USA. Photos by Jackie Sobon. This article contains Amazon affiliate links which help us keep the lights on here at World of Vegan.