Monday, January 12, 2009

Breakfast Polenta with Warm Berry Compote

This polenta dish makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal for breakfast - it's quick, easy and warm on a cold winter morning! One serving should definitely tide you over until lunch.

Melt 1 tablespoon vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons agave nectar (in place of honey), 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 12-ounces of frozen mixed berries. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside, but keep warm.

In a saucepan, bring 3 cups plain soy milk to a boil - don't use the highest heat and stir frequently so the soy milk doesn't burn to the bottom of the pan!

Add 1/2 cup dry polenta, stirring constantly with a whisk, along with 2 tablespoons raw sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook for five minutes, still stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Careful, because it will splatter.

Spoon 2/3 cup of polenta into each of 4 bowls, and top each with 1/3 a cup of the compote. If you prefer less compote and have leftover, serve it tomorrow morning over vegan pancakes or waffles!

frozen mixed berries $3.69
plain soy milk $2.49
dry polenta $5.69

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance