Mason Jar Ancient Grain Breakfast

Mason Jar Ancient Grain Breakfast


Delicious and convenient! Fill a mason jar with a few simple ingredients and your breakfast will be waiting and ready to eat when you wake up in the morning. Choose your favourite ancient grains, fruits and spices. Customize this breakfast to your tastes, nutritional requirements and the grains you have on hand. Simply satisfying!

Mason Jar Ancient Grain Breakfast


1/2 pint (1 cup) mason jar with lid
2 tbsp (30 mL ) steel-cut oats
1 tbsp (15 mL) amaranth seeds
1 tbsp (15 mL) teff
1 tbsp (15 mL) buckwheat groats
1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) raisins
pinch cinnamon
3/4 cup (175 mL ) boiling water
2 tbsp (30 mL ) milk, optional
1 tbsp (15 mL) nuts, your choice, optional


Measure oats, amaranth, buckwheat and teff into the appropriate sized mason jar. Add raisins, chia and cinnamon. Pour boiling water into the jar. Screw the lid tightly and shake. If time permits, set jar on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes. Shake again and place in the refrigerator for 7 hours or more.

Remove from the refrigerator and reheat in a saucepan or microwave until desired temperature is reached. Stir in the milk and sprinkle with nuts and sweetener if desired. Serve.

For an alternative, top with fresh fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or even peaches instead of using dried fruits. 

From Grain Power: Over 100 Delicious Gluten-Free Ancient Grain & Superblend Recipes, by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming. 

Serving Size: Serves 1

Nutritional Information


Pro7 g

Carb42 g

Total fat3.5 g

Chol0 mg

Sodium10 mg