Recipes using Balanced Bites spices Recipes using Balanced Bites spices

BANANA VANILLA BEAN N'OATMEAL

nightshade-free
paleo
dairy-free
egg-free
gluten-free
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Breakfast can be one of the toughest transitions for folks when they embark on switching to a Paleo diet, or looking to reduce sugar in their diet. One I am asked about often is an oatmeal / breakfast cereal replacement. Enter N'Oatmeal!

This N'Oatmeal can be eaten cold or warm and keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 14.5 ounces coconut milk about 1 3/4 cups, canned
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Balanced Bites Organic Granola of choice we love our new BERRY ALMOND CRUNCH, though this would be delicious with DIANE'S MAGIC BLEND as well!

Instructions

Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set the bowl next to your stove. Slice the vanilla bean pod in half lengthwise, then, using the tip of a paring knife, scrape out the seeds. Put the scraped- out seeds, bean pod, coconut milk, and water in a saucepan and heat slowly over medium heat, stirring often.

Once the mixture begins to simmer, stir more frequently; continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean pod and discard. Slowly pour a ladleful of the hot coconut milk mixture into the eggs as you whisk rapidly to incorporate. Then pour the coconut-egg mixture back into the saucepan while continuing to whisk. Stirring occasionally, cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until a spoon remains coated when dipped into the mixture.

Pour the entire mixture into a blender, add the banana, and blend until smooth, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cinnamon, salt, and chia seeds and pulse a few times or until evenly dispersed.

Divide the mixture into 4 serving bowls, jars, or glasses; cover; and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Garnish with granola, banana slices, or more coconut milk poured over the top. To serve warm, reheat in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.

Notes

Egg-Free?

Omit the eggs. Blend all the ingredients in a blender, adding the chia seeds at the very end. Pour into containers and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. The consistency will be more like yogurt.