Twice this week I’ve heard people complain about their “diet” breakfast. He was hating
drinking forcing down tomato juice every morning and she was bored, bored, bored of eggs, eggs, eggs. Another Mom commented on this blog the other day asking what do I give the kids for breakfast if not a sugared cereal? Here’s one option.
It’s closely based on a recipe I found on Paleo Plan and the original version of the recipe is here. (As an aside: I don’t follow a paleo diet – but I often find some great recipes on paleo sites). My daughter Ana calls this “special porridge” and the name has stuck.
For the three of us (Baby Rafael isn’t quite ready for this) I crack 3 – 4 eggs and splash about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of almond milk in a pot. Don’t turn the stove on yet just give it a good whisk.
Meanwhile Ana mashes up 2 small or 1 large banana in a bowl with a couple of dollops of almond butter (get the stuff that’s just almonds or make your own).
I tip a few tablespoons of flaxseeds, and a few good handfuls of nuts into the blender. This morning it was a mix of almonds, pecans and walnuts. Give it a quick whirl on high so they are finely chopped.
Add the banana / almond butter mixture and the seed / nut mix to the pan. Sprinkle in a bit of extra flavour. Ground ginger, cinnamon and vanilla are our favourites. Turn on the heat and whisk whilst it’s cooking. It only takes a few minutes to thicken up and it’s done.
Usually I throw some berries on top. It’s super filling and best eaten hot and fresh. Often I put leftovers in the fridge and eat it the next day but it isn’t quite as good as straight out of the pan.
If you are looking for an alternative to bread, cereal, eggs or tomato juice! in the morning there are thousands of different recipes on the internet using nuts, quinoa and fruits. Breakfast should be enjoyable and satisfying as well as nutritious!