I came across this wonderful recipe over the weekend and just had to try it. I whipped it up this morning and was amazed at how good it was. It was a creamy, crunchy, rich, delightful change of pace. Although the original recipe contains a high glycemic banana (bananas should typically be saved for before or after exercise)- the fact that there is no oatmeal or grains of any kind make it a terrific breakfast treat. The Advanced Plan version merely takes out the banana and adds a small amount of stevia. Amazing what you can do with food.
It is full of healthy proteins and good fats along with being full of vitamins and minerals. The best part is that it is perfect for a cold morning and so satisfying that I won’t even think about food for at least 4 hours.
So here it is- give it a try.
- 1 small handful of walnuts
- 1 small handful of pecans
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 banana, mashed or Stevia to taste for Advanced Plan
- 3 organic eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more if you prefer it a little runny)
- Optional: 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds, 1 handful of fresh berries
Add walnuts, pecans, flax seed and spices to a food processor and pulse it down to a course grain, making sure to stop before it’s totally ground into a powder. Set aside.
Beat eggs, add almond butter, and almond milk and mix well.
Stir in the nut mixture. Gently warm on the stove until the “no-atmeal” reaches your desired consistency; this should only take a few minutes. Stir the mixture frequently as it cooks.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and berries on top if desired . Add more almond milk if you want.
recipe & picture courtesy of Doug Descant & Mark’s Daily Apple