Mastering a Healthy Whole Grain Breakfast


It’s breakfast time! September is National Whole Grains Month and Better Breakfast Month - what a perfect time to begin incorporating tasty whole grain dishes into your morning routine! Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet, and MyPlate indicates they are essential in providing our bodies with key nutrients and can even help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Since MyPlate advocates that at least half of all grains eaten should be whole, why not get an early start celebrating the health benefits of whole grains at breakfast! If indulging in a whole grain breakfast sounds boring or demanding - think again! We have collected an assortment of whole grain sorghum recipes that will make eating a healthy breakfast easier and more exciting.

Getting a Sorghum Start

Sorghum is one of the most important cereal grains in the world. In fact, sorghum has been a food staple across the globe for thousands of years but has just begun to gain popularity in the U.S. as an ancient, whole grain option. This super grain makes for an excellent breakfast ingredient because it contains energy-boosting nutrients such as protein, complex carbohydrates and B-complex vitamins. Whole grain sorghum can also help achieve daily requirements of key nutrients such as fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B-6, magnesium, selenium and more. Sorghum is the perfect whole grain to achieve a creamy, nutty breakfast entree. It can be served hot or cold, in smoothies, porridges, bowls, parfaits - the breakfast possibilities with sorghum are endless!  

Save Time with Breakfast Meal Prep

Sorghum can help make your morning routine easy and fun! It can be prepared in bulk ahead of time using your stovetop, pressure cooker or slow cooker, stored in the refrigerator or freezer and used over time as the need arises. Plus, whole grain sorghum can be easily reheated without losing its taste, quality or texture. Talk about a meal prep win!

Tip: Slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend. Instructions for using a slow cooker with sorghum can be found on our website.

10 Tasty Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry Banana Sorghum Smoothie

This smoothie provides a delectable sorghum breakfast alternative, and is great to take with you on-the-go.

Rustic Breakfast Salad

This savory sorghum dish contains a mouth-watering blend of yellow squash, zucchini, basil pesto and marinara sauce.

Berry Sorghum Breakfast Porridge 

This hot cereal breakfast recipe is satisfying and can help fuel your day!  

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Sorghum

If you’re a fan of fall, this recipe is perfect for the season. It contains 221 calories and has a warm maple taste everyone will love.*Recipe and photo from CleanEating

Maple Poached Pear Breakfast Sorghum

Creamy whole grain sorghum with maple vanilla bean poached pears is a comforting, healthy fall breakfast.*Recipe and photo from Lively Table

Whole Grain Sorghum Pecan Granola 

What a fun breakfast option that can even double as a snack for later! Whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of fiber and the addition of popped sorghum adds a bit of crunch and texture to the granola.*Recipe and photo from Salted Plains

Cherry Coconut Sorghum Parfait 

This colorful parfait is layered with all kinds of goodness. Coconut milk and Greek yogurt provide a creamy texture to this sorghum recipe for only 270 calories.*Recipe and photo from Nutrition Starring You

Sorghum Berry Breakfast Bowl

Rise and shine with a delicious, dressed up hot sorghum cereal.

Spiced Apple Yogurt Sorghum Bowl

Start your day with this traditional twist of fall spiced apples.*Recipe and photo from Food Network

Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt and Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait 

This fun recipe utilizing a not-so-typical fruit is delightful for a morning meal.*Recipe and photo from Jeanette's Healthy Living

For other creative ways to enjoy whole grains for breakfast, visit the Whole Grains Council. Show us your better breakfast choices by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SimplySorghum and use the hashtag #BetterBreakfastMonth.

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