As I mentioned in this post, I miss oatmeal. a lot.
I used to have oatmeal for breakfast almost every day because it was just the perfect little cozy bowl to start the day off with, especially in the winter months. So now that it’s starting to get colder here in New York and I can’t have my oats thanks to my AIP protocol, I’ve been thinking of what I can make that will fill that bowl-shaped whole in my heart.
The solution – cauliflower! Because what hasn’t been substituted with cauliflower these days?! 😂😂
This grain-free oatmeal sub is also great because it’s packed with protein and collagen thanks to the use of beef gelatin to give it that thick consistency! It’s a perfect mix of healthy fats, protein, and fiber and the added fact that it’s low carb (so you won’t crash throughout the day), low in sugar and full of vitamin C from the cauli! I also like to add in some hormone-balancing maca powder at the end. This is optional but also helps to thicken up the mixture!
This grain-free, paleo and AIP “oatmeal” has a super similar consistency to the real thing! I season it with chai spices because that’s what I used to season my rolled oats with, but feel free to experiment! I also think that adding in raw cacao or some honey or maple syrup would make it an amazing chocolate-y treat!
Now that I’ve laid down the facts, lets get on with the recipe!
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup riced cauliflower – I like to get frozen, but you can also make it at home by placing cauliflower in a food processor and pulsing until it has a rice-like texture
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1.5 scoops beef gelatin
- 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp ground clove
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- 3-4 drops orange essential oil
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
In a small sauce pan, heat up the coconut oil on medium heat, then throw in the cauliflower rice and let it defrost, constantly mixing it so it doesn’t burn.
Once the cauliflower rice is all separate and not frozen anymore, add in the coconut milk and let it simmer for about 1 minute so that some of the liquid is absorbed.
Add the gelatin and mix until it is all dissolved, then add in the spices, let the mixture simmer for another 1-2 minutes, and pour into a bowl to serve.
Top your “oatmeal” with fresh berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, goji berries, or even your favorite nut butter or coconut butter! The possibilities for toppings are endless! Enjoy!
I hope you guys try it out and make sure to share your creations with me if you do!
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