RECIPE: Breakfast Better with Adrian Forte

By BT Toronto

A nourishing breakfast with high-quality dairy protein is key to setting your foundation for the day, giving your body the energy and protein it needs to fuel the morning and prevent the mid-morning crash. TODAY: We’ve invited board member chef Adrian Forte to help us breakfast better and to demonstrate a nutritious, simple and (most importantly) delicious breakfast recipe that you can introduce to your morning routine.

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Chef Adrian’s Spiced Cornmeal Porridge

(21 grams of Protein per serving)

Prep Time: 5min  Cook Time 20min


  • 2 cup fine cornmeal (22gs)
  • 1 can condensed milk (30gs)
  • 4 cups 3% Milk (32gs)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp pimento berry, ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract Materials
  • Whisk
  • Sauce pan


  • In a medium pot, add milk, salt, pimento, nutmeg, and cinnamon stalk and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cornmeal along with pineapple juice, using a whisk keep stirring, to avoid the cornmeal from clumping.
  • Cook the cornmeal until it thickens and has a porridge consistency (for around 10 minutes).
  • Add condensed milk and vanilla extract and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Remove from heat, and serve in bowls topped with diced pineapple and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

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