Berry and Coconut Mieliepap Breakfast Bowl

Mieliepap, also known as maize meal, is a quintessential South African breakfast. Mieliepap can either be made into a pap porridge for breakfast, or it can be made into pap or ‘krummelpap’ served with braaied meat and tomato relish. For many South Africans, this is a childhood classic, but we tweaked it with a bit of luscious coconut cream and more nutritious ingredients for a balanced breakfast, like Macadamia nut butter, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and fresh seasonal fruits.

Top with any seasonal fruits of your choice.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Breakfast
  • Desserts
  • Sugar Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Boiling

Serves

2

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Mieliepap:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) maize meal
  • 1L (4 cups) milk or water
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) coconut cream
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) cinnamon
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) honey
  • Pinch of salt

To Assemble:

  • 60g blueberries
  • 60g strawberries
  • 20g coconut flakes, toasted
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 20g cocao nibs
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) ButtaNutt Cocoa Macadamia Butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • Honey or Maple Syrup (*optional garnish)
  • Fresh mint

Directions

For the Mieliepap:

  1. In a medium pot, add the maize meal and milk or water, bring to a boil and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut cream, cinnamon, honey and salt and stir to combine.
  3. To Assemble:

    1. Dish the mieliepap into your bowls and finish with the berries, coconut flakes, chia seeds, cocoa nibs and macadamia butter.
    2. Drizzle with honey, add mint and serve.

Notes

This porridge can also be served savory, like congee with chopped spring onions and sliced boiled eggs. You can also serve this with bacon and maple syrup or honey for a bit of both Worlds.

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