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Prepare tasty Semolina Pudding in new Variations Step by Step


Here I have prepared my recipe for semolina pudding for you. Most of us know the children’s porridge, prepared with soft wheat semolina. Today I would like to invite you to a change of perspective. The semolina porridge can be prepared from a variety of cereal products. Corn semolina and buckwheat semolina offer exciting variations. At the same time these products are gluten-free and are good for the stomach.

Buckwheat in particular gives off a lot of flavor. I only got buckwheat groats and in the following paragraph I will explain the small and subtle differences to flour, semolina and groats.

The preparation time for this dish is less than 10 minutes. This time it took me a whole day because I had visitors. Together with Tomas Wild we tried out the new Lumix S5 camera and took some wonderful pictures. More about this will follow soon elsewhere.

Before you get bored, let’s just get going. I think I can promise you the one or other new look at the Kinderbrei. I wish you a lot of fun and success, please send me a message, I am looking forward to it!

Porridge mit karamellisierter Banane und knusprigem Basilikum Foodbild und Rezept (c) Thomas Sixt.
Porridge made from oatmeal I will show you elsewhere. I had served a caramelized banana and crispy basil leaves. An exciting dish and a great addition to brunch with friends. There is a video of the dish. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Semolina and Groats

Flour, semolina and groats differ in their degree of grinding. Flour is the finest product, semolina is ground to a size of 0.3-1 mm, the groats are slightly larger and may be ground more irregularly.

Buckwheat is a gluten-free pseudo grain also named Turkish wheat.

I especially like the earthy and yet fine taste.

Grieß Auswahl
Clockwise starting at 1 o’clock: corn semolina, soft wheat semolina, buckwheat semolina.

Buckwheat semolina and corn semolina contain approx. 4 g of dietary fiber per 100 g. Soft wheat semolina contains less than 2 g of dietary fiber per 100 g

Interesting nutritional value Detail of semolina selection

2. Other ingredients

You need milk, salt, sugar, optional vanilla sugar, nuts and fruit for your porridge. For the decoration you can use mint or pomegranate seeds. I have added the ingredients below…

When it comes to sugar, I only use whole cane sugar or honey. I like the taste and use it where I can instead of white industrial sugar.

Vollrohr Zucker
Whole cane sugar is prepared from sugar cane. The natural sugar is exciting in taste and is said to be healthier than white industrial sugar.
Himalaya Salz
An example of unpurified and original salt is the pink Himalayan salt. Unpurified salt contains more than 80 minerals that are good for us!

Grießbrei Zutaten
For the milk you can use whole milk, soy milk, oat milk or rice milk. Butter or ghee flatters the taste. A little lemon peel adds sophistication to the porridge.
nüsse auf einem Holzteller
Walnut kernels, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds offer themselves as a supplement.
foodstyling Nüsse
Tomas Wild has brought his new camera Lumix S5 with him. He sorts the nuts before taking pictures.

Stillleben Obst
Depending on the season you can add plums, berries, apple and banana.

The porridge offers many variations – think of nuts, seeds and fruit!

Ingredients tip from cook Thomas Sixt
Semolina pudding in new variations served with fruit.

3. Recipe Semolina Pudding

This is a really simple dish, but pay attention to the order of preparation. Start with the fruit and then prepare the breakfast porridge first. Have fun and good luck!

Print Recipe
5 from 45 votes
Semolina Pudding
Semolina Pudding with soft wheat semolina, corn semolina or buckwheat grits easy and tasty to prepare and enjoy in variations.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Fruit and Nuts
  • 1 pc Banana optional berry fruit, apple, pear or plum
  • 1 tbs Nuts Walnuts or other nuts or chia seeds
Porridge Ingredients
  • 200 g Soya milk whole milk, oat milk or rice milk
  • 1 tsp Butter I also like to use ghee or nut butter
  • 1-2 pinches primal salt optional
  • 1 tsp Vanilla sugar optional
  • 1-2 tsp brown sugar optional Honey
  • some Lemon peel optional
  • 20 g Common wheat semolina or corn semolina or buckwheat groats
  • 1-2 tsp Cocoa optional
  • some Mint
Preparing Fruit and Nuts
  • After the season get fruit, wash and dry it or put it in the kitchen.
    Stillleben Obst
  • Cut the fruit into bite-sized, appealing pieces and either leave them natural or caramelise them with sugar. I usually use a Crème Brûlée distiller for this.
    Kramellisierte Bananen
  • You can also caramelize the fruit pieces in a pan, I like to do this with the plums or with the apple wedges.
    Karamellisierte Apfelspalten
  • Think of the nuts and seeds and make a selection for yourself. Raisins or goji berries are just as perfect!
    nüsse auf einem Holzteller
Prepare Semolina Pudding
  • Prepare the ingredients for the preparation in the kitchen.
    Grießbrei Zutaten
  • Boil the cow's milk or vegan milk once. Season to personal taste with a piece of butter, some salt, vanilla sugar, cane sugar or honey. Let semolina slowly trickle into the milk, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to the boil briefly, then leave to stand beside the stove.
    Griess und Milch
  • Optionally refine with some finely grated lemon peel and bring to the boil again briefly. The lemon zests shown in the picture are too coarse. Choose a very fine grater.
Finish the plate
  • Arrange the pudding on a warmed plate. I have given you as an idea all presented pudding on a plate. The colors will certainly remind you of the variations.
    Grießbrei in Varianten neu
  • Serve with the prepared fruits and nuts and decorated with mint.
Please note: Do not use honey in baby food. Honey can cause infant botulism in infants. Therefore please use sugar instead. You will find further information on this site.

4. Calories and nutritional values at a glance

Nutrition Facts
Semolina Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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