There has been quite a bit of interest in recipes for Steve and my way of eating. We thought we’d share three main breakfasts we enjoy.
If you are looking for some healthy alternatives to sugary breakfast cereal, you might give these a try.
Trusting in Jesus,
Blueberry Banana Pancakes
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond, hemp or soy milk
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or almond flour
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
1 cup blueberries
In a blender, combine oats and almond milk for 20-30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients (except blueberries) and blend for an additional 20-30 seconds. Allow batter to sit for 10 minutes. Cook pancakes on non-stick pan or skillet. Top with blueberries during cooking if desired. Note: If you are using large bananas, add an additional 2 TB. of flour to the batter, otherwise your pancakes will be too thin.
Hot Oatmeal with Berries
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 TB. ground flaxseed meal
1 1/2 cups unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
After cooking oatmeal, add:
1 chopped banana and 3/4 to 1 cup berries (Thawed frozen berries work great and are less expensive than fresh.)
Here’s what we’ve found to be super easy. The day before, we prep the dry ingredients in a small crockpot (it’s a very small crockpot). Then, the morning of, we pour the almond milk into the crockpot when we get up and then start the crockpot such that we can have Bible time, exercise, and have the oatmeal ready to eat after that. The oatmeal takes about 2 hours in the small crockpot we use.
Overnight Oats with Berries
In a pint glass mason jar put:
—1/3 cup rolled or steel-cut oats
—1/2 tsp. cinnamon
—1 TB. ground flaxseed meal
—1 TB. chia seeds
If desired add a few Stevia drops to sweeten.
Cover with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or other nondairy milk of choice.
Shake or stir.
Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup berries.
Refrigerate overnight (will still be good a day or two later)
Before serving if desired:
—Add more almond milk.
—Add slivered almonds.
Note: If using steel cut oats, prep two to five days early because they need to set in the fridge longer and don’t add the berries until the day before serving.
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”