Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RECIPE: No-atmeal

Crazy name, huh! Well, I have fond memories of eating oatmeal when I was a kid, but since it's a grain, it's a no-no. Since I have sensitivities to oats, it's a double no-no. So, I went in search of alternate recipes for a hot breakfast dish that would be similar to my once-beloved oatmeal. 
I was digitally 'thumbing through' the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook when I fond something interesting ... No-atmeal, submitted by Doug Descant. 
NO-ATMEAL (No-Oat Breakfast Cereal)
1 small handful of walnuts
1 small handful of pecans 
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon unsweetened ground coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 pinch of ground nutmeg 
1 pinch ground ginger 
1 tablespoon almond butter 
1 banana, mashed 
3 eggs 
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (add more if you prefer it a little runny) 
2 teaspoons chopped macadamia nuts*
1 handful of fresh strawberries
(**NOTE: Macadamia nuts are not in photo below - They were an after-thought)
Quoted from the cookbook ... 
"Pronounced “note-meal” (as in, no oatmeal), Doug’s recipe is for all you ex-cereal lovers out there and for anyone who needs a warm bowl of comforting goodness on a cold winter morning. As Doug says, “it’s a hot meal full of essential proteins and fats, not to mention the necessary vitamins and minerals, in order to stay energized for the cold weeks ahead.” Just thinking about eating No-atmeal for breakfast is guaranteed to coax you out of bed in the morning."
1. Add walnuts, pecans, flax seed and spices to a food processor and pulse it down to a course grain, making sure to stop before it’s totally ground into a powder. Set aside. 
2. Whisk together eggs and almond milk until the consistency thickens a little bit into a loose custard. Thoroughly blend together the mashed banana and almond butter and add it to the custard, mixing well.
3. Stir in the nut mixture. 

4. Microwave until the “no-atmeal” reaches your desired consistency; this should only take a few minutes. I checked and stirred it every 30 seconds and removed it after 2 minutes.
5. Sprinkle macadamia nuts and strawberries on top. Add more almond milk if you want. 
6. Lick the bowl clean!

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