Saturday, January 11

Grain Free, bacon topped porridge (or fauxtmeal)

I'm in the midst of a 21 day sugar detox and part of this detox is eliminating ALL grains. That part of this isn't too hard for me, because I rarely eat them anyway, but sometimes I find myself craving oatmeal. I fix it for my daughter quite often and while she's eating I'll repeatedly ask her 'is it good!?' with a somewhat wild look in my eye. When I go full on Paleo or low carb, the go to breakfast is eggs. And meat of some sort. But eggs for me in the morning are hard. And I rarely like non breakfast foods for breakfast. The hardest part of this detox for me is the no dairy aspect. Heavy cream, Greek yogurt and cheese are huge staples of my diet and are usually what I rely on for breakfast. What's a girl to do? I remembered a few years ago I made a grain free porridge, or fauxtmeal as I liked to call it, so I did a quick google search to see if I could track down the recipe. My Lord, has the popularity of this grown in two years! There are so many variations of this recipe that have been blogged about, so if you don't like this one, browse the others. I modified the recipe from 'My little jar of spices' . Like me, she also has a hard time with eggs in the morning, so her recipe had no eggs. However, I added one egg yolk to mine to give it a good dose of organic, free range eggy goodness.
 
So do you want a hot cereal for breakfast that is legal for paleo or the 21 day sugar detox? Look no further!! 
Ingredients:
1/2 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1/2 green tipped banana, chopped
3 TBL ground golden flax
2 TBL unsweetened coconut
1/2 TBL coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 full fat coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1 egg yolk
Crispy cooked bacon

Method:
Chop your apple and banana and set a few tablespoons to the side to top with later:
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside:
In a saucepan melt some grassfed butter or coconut oil and sauté the apple and banana with a pinch of cinnamon until they are soft and fragrant. Place them in a bowl: 
In the same pan add all of the liquid and stir continuously until warm. This is so the egg won't cook, but it probably will be fine if you don't stir continuously. 


Next, add all the dry ingredients and stir until thick:
Finally add your cooked fruit back in and combine. Put it in a bowl and top with your fresh fruit and a dollop of grass fed butter:


And finally, the piece de resistance! BACON!! Crumble it on top of your bowl of primal, grain free goodness: 
The bacon seriously makes this dish!! So good! I really loved the feeling of eating oatmeal even though I wasn't. It's a mental thing. And I can imagine that it would be totally perfect with the addition of a little raw honey! Go ahead, you know you want to eat this!!



1 comment:

Michelle Powell said...

Oh YUM! I have to try that this week. My body doesn't usually tolerate the sugar in bananas very well, but I'll have to try it just once and check my sugar afterwards.