I used to subsist on morning oatmeal.
Brown sugar. Half & half. A handful of raisins.
(Anyone else drooling yet?)
I eat the occasional oat-y food these days. But knowing how much happier my GI is without it, oatmeal is most definitely off the table. And at this point of my fairly low-carb approach to Paleo eating, it would feel too much like dessert anyhow.
In fact, that’s exactly how I have been enjoying this recipe. While it would definitely be perfect for a breakfast meal, I think it feels more appropriate for after dinner. (Or AS dinner once in awhile…if I’m being honest.)
It’s fairly low-carb, especially when compared to traditional oatmeal. Although how much honey drizzling you employ can definitely change that. 🙂
See below for notes on adjusting the amount of flax or chia to impact the consistency (as well as cooking times). I like mine fairly thick so I can thin it out with coconut cream as I eat it.
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Warm Winter Porridge
Yields: 1 serving
½ c. almond milk
2 tbsp. butter, ghee, or coconut oil
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. almond flour
2 tbsp. hemp seeds
3-6 tsp. ground chia or flax seeds
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. lucuma powder
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoops collagen peptides (optional for added protein)
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ sliced pear or apple
Topping ideas: coconut cream, more nuts/seeds/coconut, nut butter (I used sunflower butter), dried fruit, honey or maple syrup for drizzling
Add the egg, almond milk, butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt to a medium saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, aside from the pear or apple. Whisk well.
Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and stir continuously until it thickens to your liking. This can range from 5-10 minutes. The longer you cook, the thicker it will get. I prefer mine thick so the bowl you see pictured here was cooked about 10 minutes.
Note: the amount of ground chia or flax seeds you use will impact how thick or runny this porridge is. You can start at 3 teaspoons and add more as it’s cooking if you are unsure.