After a stint with Thistle meal delivery service, I was introduced to polenta and decided to make an overnight polenta breakfast similar to overnight oats for quick morning meals.
I have tried to make polenta in the past and didn’t care for the time and attention it needed, so I switched to the tube of polenta (no herbs or flavorings added). If you want to make polenta from scratch for this recipe, I’m sure it would work. Kitchn has a quick way to make polenta.
- 1/2 tube of already cooked polenta
- One small piece of whole fruit (nectarine, apple, peach, pear, 1/4 cantaloupe, cherries or dried cranberries) or 1/4c jam
- 1/4 cup milk (coconut, cows, rice, etc)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sweeter of choice (maple syrup, honey, sugar, stevia, brown sugar, etc)
- 1 tablespoon diced nuts (walnuts, almonds) or granola
Heat polenta in a bowl for 1 minute. Smash polenta with a fork. Add 1/4 cup milk and heat 30 seconds more. Smash polenta with fork some more. Add extra milk for desired consistency. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup into polenta mixture.
Layer 1/2 diced whole fruit into a pint mason jar then 1/2 polenta mixture. Finish with remaining fruit then polenta mixture. Put in refrigerator over night. Top with nuts or granola and enjoy.