How to make the best breakfast tapioca porridge?
This tapioca porridge is very simple, creamy and
flavorful. The tapioca is boiled until they are translucid, with aromatic
spices and finish with condensed milk or coconut milk. Cinnamon is the spice flavoring
of choice vanilla, fennel, star anise or cloves works great too. The pungent
taste and scent from the Cinnamon paired with the creaminess of the tapioca and
the milk is irresistible. The tapioca porridge makes for a delightful surprise
as they slide down your throat.
What is Tapioca?
Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava roots. Tapioca
is a starchy substance in the form of hard white grains. The taste of tapioca
has the same taste all over the world, but the shape differs. The tapioca found
in the USA are shape like pearls. Tapioca provide only carbohydrate food value,
and is low in protein, vitamins and minerals. In west Africa, the tapioca is
eating as breakfast or as a dessert but is also used sometimes as thickening
Why eat tapioca porridge?
What I love about this tapioca porridge recipe is that
is suitable pretty for anybody as I worked very hard to make it compliant to
basically every allergy in the world, so that even paleo, grain free and AIP
eaters can enjoy a breakfast that’s traditionally not allowed.
- 1/2 cup Tapioca
- 2+1/2 cups water (divided)
- 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
- Sugar to taste
- Milk to taste
Soak the tapioca with 1/2 cup water for 4 minutes.
While the tapioca is soaking, add the remaining 2 cups
of water along with the cinnamon stick (or cardamom) to a saucepan. Cover and
bring to a boil.
Add the soaked tapioca along with any residual soaking
liquid to the boiling water and stir.
Lower the heat to low, cover the pot, and let simmer
for 6 minutes or until the sago is translucent.
Remove from the heat and sweeten with sugar and milk
Tricks on how to level up your tapioca porridge?
- If you use coconut milk add sugar or honey toward the end to sweeten.
- If the tapioca is too thick, dilute with warm water or more milk.
- If you choose to enjoy this porridge in a bowl, there are endless toppings to help add more flavor and texture. I will suggest Fresh fruit (mango, Cherries, Raisins or strawberry), nuts (pistachios, peanut), Toasted coconut