Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paleo Oatmeal, "Fauxtmeal"

Oatmeal's a funny thing. I really don't think I even LIKED it before going paleo, it was just something you ate some mornings when it was cold. If you were out of eggs. Or you were on some diet that was like, dude oatmeal is going to save your life. (we've all been there). But on a cold morning when the sun has decided to not come up in Pittsburgh despite it being 9am (silly town) some times you just need a bit of warm mush to start your day. (Yum).

So Oats are out on this diet, and what's a girl to do? but luckily the internet is there with a bunch of different variants on Paleo "faux" oatmeal, or as I like to call it, "Fauxtmeal" 

1 ripe banana
3-4 egg whites (or 3 eggs)
2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup almond milk (you could use coconut if you want)
some vanilla extract
some cinnamon
(I say some because when I'm barely awake in the morning there is little chance I'm breaking out the measuring spoons)
optional toppings: fruit, more almond milk, more cinnamon, maple syrup, honey, nuts

Mash a banana with a fork in a bowl.
Add milk and egg whites to bowl with cinnamon and vanilla. Mix with fork.
Pour bowl mixture into saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add almond flour. and mix in absorbing the liquid into a delightful mush (this is not a pretty dish, but it is delicious) make sure it is combined.
At this point you want to get a spatula and lift the mixture from the bottom, since the egg whites in the mix will start to cook and stick. Make sure it cooked through because we do not eat raw eggs- deal? Give it 5-10 minutes so it has a change to sort of 'bake' Mine gets granular because I don't use blanched almond flour. 
When it's done scoop into bowls (there is enough for 2 services). I like to add almond butter and heated up fruit on top and eat.

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