My 18 month old daughter was “helping” me make this recipe. And by helping, I mean dragging a small kids chair around the kitchen, trying to reach sharp objects and at one point I looked over at her and she had the jar of dark chocolate chips from the cabinet – happily eating away. Sometimes as a parent you just have to laugh and embrace the chaos! Until the chair slips out from under her… and then you have to take a break for cuddles. She is now napping in my lap as I type this up. Being small is rough. 😉
Back to the reason for the recipe… I have gotten a lot of requests for breakfast recipes that do not include eggs. Which I can completely understand. We are a family of 4 and we buy 15 dozen eggs from our local chicken farmer every month. Which, by the way, our chicken farmer is amazingly awesome. They are Grow International. You should keep tabs on them – great things are happening over there! Anyways – between egg-type things for breakfast and trying out and creating paleo baked goods – we go through a lot of eggs!
So I decided to play in the kitchen today and create my own “oat”meal recipe. I always loved oatmeal and it was one of the hardest things for me to give up when we initially went Paleo. Of course there aren’t any actual oats in it but this is SO GOOD. The texture is good, the taste is amazing and even my kids loved it! I count this a total win!
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I used hazelnut milk)
- 1-2 tbsp grade B maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins or chopped dates (I chopped up 4 dates)
Ready for this? You’re going to LOVE me when you read these instructions. And then you will LOVE me even more when you taste the results…
Blend/process almonds into almond meal. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium/high heat on the stove and mix well. Heat for about 5 minutes and serve! Seriously… it’s THAT easy!
And bonus – it’s pretty filling too!
Make this – eat it – let me know if you like it!