Are you getting tired of my search for new and exciting breakfast options yet?
Hang in there for a little while longer…I still have a few more great breakfast ideas and recipes to share!
Over the weekend, I made a batch of pistachio milk (yum!), and thus I now have a bunch of pistachio flour to experiment with! This is one of my favorite things about homemade nut milks–I get to find creative uses for the resulting flour.
I recently saw Katie’s awesome recipe for to Paleo “oatmeal” made with coconut flour. Many people in the comments wondered if nut flours could be used instead. I decided to try it!
- 1/2 cup pistachio milk
- 2 Tablespoons (canned) coconut milk
- 1/3 cup pistachio flour (Mine was moist from making the pistachio milk. If dry, you may need to use more liquid)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 banana
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or more, to taste)
- 1 teaspoon flax oil
In a pot over medium heat combine pistachio milk, coconut milk, and thinly sliced 1/2 of a ripe banana. Stir occasionally until the banana has softened/melted. Add the pistachio flour and stir continuously until fully incorporated into a smooth texture. Crack the egg into the pot and continue to stir until fully combined.
Add a pinch of salt and maple syrup. Continue cooking until an oatmeal like texture has been reached, about 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook or it will become dry.
Place in a bowl and top with fresh raspberries. Finish it with a drizzle of flax oil.
I really didn’t know what to expect from this “porridge”, but I was very pleased with how it came together. It’s not quite oatmeal, but it’s close. I can’t wait to try it again using different nuts, milks, and toppings.
As an added bonus, this is one protein-packed breakfast! I usually get hungry for a snack about 2 – 3 hours after I eat breakfast, but not today–this porridge kept me full for 4 hours.
I’m finding that the more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I am open to trying just about anything! It’s fun to explore new ideas, test out unexpected combinations, and discover “new” ingredients. This porridge is a great example–I had no idea how it would turn out, but in the end I had a great, nutritious, and unique breakfast.
What are some of your kitchen experiments?