Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Atole- Masa Porridge

This is another frugal breakfast 'cereal' that is super quick to make. 
(Also, masa is already pre-soaked in lime water.)
The cost will blow your mind: about 12 cents for a total of 5 servings like you see here.
Totally cool, huh?!?!

If you don't mind a few lumps, here's the fast way:
Brind 4 cups of water to a boil.
Whisk in 1 cup of masa harina and a pinch of salt.
Remove from heat and whisk until smooth. 

(Less lumps and a little more time:
Whisk 1 cup of masa harina, pinch of salt, and 4 cups of water until smooth.
Bring to a simmer and cook until thick.)

Tip:You may use milk instead of water.

I topped with butter and honey here. 

        What's masa harina?
It's cheaper locally. About 2.39 per 5lbs.
                                                                      



8 comments:

Joy said...

I'm trying this for sure
Joy

Donna said...

Masa has a strong corn taste so it would really go well with like molasses and maple syrup ;-)
Hope your Bs like it!

Angel said...

Thank you! We just got a bunch of masa harina at a cheap price and I was wondering what to use it for besides tamales and tortillas :)

Donna said...

Angel- you're very welcome!

I've used it here for muffins, fry cakes, and pancakes :)

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2011/10/fried-masa-cakes.html

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2009/04/masa-flour-pancakes.html

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2009/04/maple-walnut-muffin-cakes.html

Hope those can help you too! It's a soft and light flour, very useful.

Treasures Evermore said...

Never heard of this before...definitely looks worth trying.

Donna said...

Thank you Connie! It's good- and super frugal! :)

Harper said...

I've loved this for a while now. Thank you for introducing me to it!

I've linked to this post in my blog post about using leftovers, since I usually wind up with a few spoonfuls of porridge leftover:

http://trialanderrorhomeec.blogspot.com/2013/06/leftover-crust-and-leftover-quiche.html

Unknown said...

I used gluten free Masa Flour,gluten free Idaho mash potatoes, cinnamon agrave syrup,la lechers sweet milk and butter...Yum ..Bring water to boil and pitch salt..Then add flour and mashed potatoes and whip out fire on low add butter and cinnamon and agrave and sweet milk to taste...Keep whipping until smooth ..I like my a little lumpy..a Little