zucchini carrot cake breakfast farro.

Craving a hearty, heart-healthy treat for your Valentine?  This recipe combines whole grains, veggies, and yummy goodness all in your crockpot.  An easy, vegan, delicious Valentine’s Day Breakfast.  Yes, please, and thank you!

zucchini carrot cake breakfast farro

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Use a medium sized bowl. Add:

  • 2 carrots, finely shredded
  • 2 zucchini, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup farro (used pearled or semi-pearled)

Lightly oil your crock pot to prevent sticking.

Pour into the crockpot:

  • Carrot/zucchini/farro mix
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

Set on low overnight (6 to 8 hours).  In the morning, scoop it out and top with chia seeds and walnuts.  I found that a little extra honey was needed, and that adding a banana made it much more delicious.

Serve with love!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Not sure about farro? Me either, until I read this article by NPR’s Laura Weiss.  Make sure to check out her delicious recipe for Tuscan Soup and Kale Salad.