It’s SNOWING here.It’s not sticking, but still - as a result, I feel like you should all make something warm. And since I’m on my Paleo Whole 30.. well, I might as well share something grain-less. Right?
Now, one of the things I miss most since starting Paleo has been cozy grains at breakfast.
Peanut butter toast.
I never feel like my breakfast is complete if I haven’t had some sort of carby item! Talk about major life habit. So imagine my delight when I read Tina’s post last week about faux oatmeal, aka oats with zero oats whatsoever.
I’ve never used plain flax in my life (only pre-mixed into peanut butter), but I ran out to Trader Joe’s to pick up a bag and see if this magical recipe could be real. I tweaked a few things because I can never leave a recipe as is, but oh. my. goodness.
The bowl I whipped up didn’t quite taste like oatmeal, in my opinion, but it did taste carby and super duper fluffy, and that’s all I was really going for.. Actually, the taste was sort of similar to a bread pudding, i.e. thick and little eggy. Not in a bad way, but more like in a baked good sorta way (I have a heavy hand with the cinnamon). Weird, I know.
This breakfast kept me full for literally 4 hours. That has NEVER happened to me with real oats.
Moral of the story: make this and let me know what you think! Including all of you oatmeal haters out there. I think this will surprise you.
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Whisk together egg whites, and almond milk in a small bowl. Stir in ground flax, banana, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend well. Note: Be sure that your banana is very mashed, or else you will have lumpy “oats.”
2. In a small saucepan, warm mixture on low heat, stirring frequently to reach desired oatmeal-like consistency. Approx. 5 minutes.
3. Dress bowl of “oatmeal” with whatever you would usually top your oats with (I usually go with sliced banana, blueberries, a spoonful of nut butter, etc.) and enjoy!