Rolled Kamut, Honey & Beer Porridge

This morning I had a beer for breakfast. That's right, a crisp Belgian wheat went straight into my hot cereal. Typically my experimentation with porridge cooking liquids involves swapping one type of milk for another. But Green Kitchen Stories' recipe for Rye, Rhubarb & Beer Porridge inspired a booze-driven approach (homage to the Danish øllebrød, a humble breakfast made of bread scraps and beer).  In my version, nutty kamut flakes get deliciously inebriated with Blue Moon, lemon zest complements the beer's citrusy flavor, and honey balances it all with a touch of sweetness. Top with vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup, and you'll almost forget you spiked your breakfast.

[Serves 4]

2 cups rolled kamut flakes 

3 cups water

1 1/2 cup Belgian wheat beer, or water
Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 Tbsp)

1 tsp vanilla extract 
 2 Tbsp honey 
Blueberries, for serving
Vanilla yogurt, for serving
Maple syrup, for drizzling 

Combine kamut, water, beer, lemon zest and vanilla in a medium pot and bring slowly to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the kamut is tender and swollen. (Most of the liquid should be absorbed). Stir in 2 Tbsp honey and remove from heat. To serve, top with blueberries, vanilla yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup.


  1. Yes! I saw your instagram snap of this breakfast and hoped you would share the recipe. I'm intrigued, think I'll have to try it!

  2. Since I've known him, my husband has always said,"Beer, it's not just for breakfast anymore." Silly me, I thought he was making a joke. I'm making this for him pronto.

  3. This looks heavenly; hey, it's 5'o clock somewhere?!