Saturday, February 9, 2013

Paleo Pumpkin "Oatmeal" (Recipe Revisit)

I'm happy to report that though we're literally snowed in (the governor has officially deemed all roads in CT closed), we kept our power through the blizzard. Even if we'd lost it, I could have whipped up this morning's breakfast on my gas stove though! It's a quickie that really hits the spot on a chilly morning.

I'm revisiting this pumpkin "oatmeal" as I changed things up a bit this time around. KatieDid, the blogger from whom I adapted my first recipe, also shared a pumpkin version. She suggested including chocolate and coconut chips for flavor and texture. I bought the latter from Nuts.com since the last time I made this, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

The coconut doesn't add a ton of coconut flavor, but does create a thicker texture more akin to oatmeal. Rather than stir chocolate into the "oatmeal" itself, I simply sprinkled a couple of Enjoy Life chocolate chips over my bowl before eating. When I stirred them in they melted, and added enough sweetener that I didn't use any syrup or honey.

Paleo Pumpkin "Oatmeal"
adapted from KatieDid

1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 thinly sliced banana
1 egg
1/3 cup canned organic pumpkin
1/3 cup coconut chips
salt, vanilla & pumpkin pie spice, to taste
Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips, optional

Combine coconut flour through banana in a small pot and heat over medium until combined, stirring to help break up banana.

Crack in the egg and continue to cook and stir until it's thoroughly incorporated. Turn heat to low and stir in pumpkin, coconut and flavoring. Remove from heat and sprinkle with dairy-free chocolate chip, if using.

7 comments:

  1. That looks really good! Would you say that's 1 serving?

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    1. Do you mean, does it reheat well? I have made a bigger batch and heated it up and it's been great!

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  3. Yes, I don't have a lot of time in the morning as I have to be at work by 6 so I like to make our breakfast ahead. Thanks!

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  4. This is absolutely DELICIOUS! :D I made it with pumpkin instead of banana, but I believe both would taste amazing! :D

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    1. Katie, did you just omit the banana and use more pumpkin? I go through spurts of not being into bananas, so am curious to hear how this would taste without it.

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