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breakfast pumpkin polenta

breakfast pumpkin polenta photo by vsimon

In a jiffy, stir up some steamy delish-ish-ness.  

You can also make a bigger batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days. It will thicken over time, just add some water to thin. Warm in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Breakfast Pumpkin Polenta

serves 1 metric measures
1/4 cup cornmeal 35 gm
1 cup water 240 ml
¼ cup pumpkin 60 gm
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar 8 gm

Dried cranberries and walnuts to garnish.

Mix cornmeal and water in a saucepan. Traditional polenta recipes say to bring the water to a boil, and carefully whisk in the cornmeal. Don’t do that, you are sure to get lumps.

Completely stir the cornmeal into the water BEFORE you turn on the heat.

Add pumpkin to the mix.

Bring to a simmer, stir constantly. Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Guaranteed- no lumps!

You can read the morning paper as you stir if you must multi task.

Put into serving bowl. Top with dark brown sugar, dried cranberries, and walnuts. How often do you garnish your breakfast? I do it every time I have some version of cereal. I like the extra texture and flavor.

Appreciation for inspiration for this simple delight goes to Jes at VeganMofo III. Check out her post for more up line credits. Jes shared her version in the Go Ahead Honey, It is Gluten Free pumpkin issue at Life, Gluten Free.

4 Responses to “Breakfast Pumpkin Polenta”

  1. Kitchen Therapy » Blog Archive » Custom Choice Gluten Free Cereal Giveaway says:

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  2. Perfect for all of the leftover pumpkin I have! Thanks!

  3. rdlinda says:

    Hi Linda,
    Oops! I have corrected the recipe above and added the pumpkin before cooking. But it doesn’t really matter if you add it before the polenta is cooked, or after.

  4. Linda says:

    That sounds great. I’m going to try your no lump trick since I had that problem just the other day. When do you add the pumpkin?

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