Coconut Flour “Oatmeal”
I’m here to say good morning with a big bowl of fake oatmeal.
This is my favorite type of recipe.
Breakfast! Specifically a unique (unless you’ve already been making coconut flour oatmeal) breakfast to switch up your breakfast routine.
I have to switch up my food. I get bored easily and when I’m bored with food it’s very difficult to eat mindfully (<–great post) and stop when I’m full. I like feeling excited for the food I’m about to eat and that means trying new foods ALL THE TIME. So again I say…for me, oatmeal everyday = no satisfaction.
Must change it up. Coconut flour oatmeal = change.
And it’s funny I like change when it deals with food because I’m really bad with change. Or I was in college. I think I’m better with life changes now because I get to do all the changes with Andrew. Marriage helped for sure. It’s nice to have your person. I wish that for everyone.
During summer my body seems to be very anti-oatmeal and hot coffee because anytime I walk outside I know I’m going to be hot hot hot and I don’t want to eat a breakfast that is hot hot hot. But for whatever reason this past week I’ve been craving warm, cozy foods and cups of coffee. I even sprung for whole milk at the store so I could make the best lattes.
Other news about me…I went to Home Goods for the first time and LOVED it.
I got all this.
So much beautiful kitchen-y-ness.
After reading this post from Ashley I knew I wanted a table I could leave out all the time so I wouldn’t have to pull our coffee table over to our window and then put a wooden box with a piece of tile on top of it every time I wanted to take blog pictures. That process was getting old. Andrew found the cart at Home Goods and I agreed it was perfect. We’re in the process of staining the wood on top a darker shade. Love it.
Speaking of darker shades…this “oatmeal” is definitely a darker shade than traditional oatmeal. If you’re thinking, “can you taste the coconut?” No. You can’t. I’ve got you coconut haters’ backs.
So do you remember that pistachio & hemp granola I made last week? (This granola.) Since granola is the perfect topping for life (i.e. ice cream, yogurt, smoothie bowls), it’s clearly the perfect topping for coconut flour oatmeal. It adds a nice CRUNCH, which is something all oatmeal could use.
And since the “oatmeal” is so fast to make, you have plenty of time to caramelize some fruit to top it with. To mine I also added some of that aforementioned granola and MORE pistachios and hemp seeds because they’re pretty AND nutritious. Win win.
Coconut Flour "Oatmeal" + Caramelized Mangos & Peaches
Yield: serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
1 large banana, mashed
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 mango, thinly sliced
1/4 large peach, thinly sliced
3 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
optional toppings: hemp seeds, pistachios, granola
Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil to a saute pan and heat over medium heat. Add mango and peaches and cook for 2 minutes, or until fruit starts to caramelize. Flip to other side and cook until the other side begins to brown. Turn off heat and set aside.
In a bowl, combine mashed banana, eggs, coconut flour and cinnamon. Whisk vigorously until all the coconut flour clumps are gone. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon coconut oil to a sauce pan over medium heat. Add in "oatmeal" mixture and use a spatula to scrap the bottom of the pan, much like you would when you are making scrambled eggs. Cook until the mixture seems light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scoop "oatmeal" into a bowl and top with caramelized fruit, handful granola, hemp seeds and pistachios.
spooning should always involve coconut flour. (actually, nvm.)