Hi everyone, and happy WIAW!
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Can you guys believe there are only 3 official days of summer left? It is still blazingly hot in AZ….we’re averaging in the high 90s and will probably continue to do so until mid-November… >:-/
Today’s post is going to be a bit abbreviated, as my family and I are moving into a new home this weekend, so I’ve got some serious packing to do! Let’s get right into what I’ve been eating!
I’ve read Jenn’s blog for quite some time and have noticed her affinity for apple cider vinegar! I’ve recently been trying it in the morning (when I remember)….
I notice a slight betterment in my digestion, but I haven’t noticed a whole lot energy-wise.
As usual, I’ve been eating lots of overnight oats….
My husband wants me to make him a bowl whenever he has work the next morning, and it seems impossible for me to do so without making a bowl for myself as well. This particular bowl was my favorite overnight oats recipe, minus the chia and plus a teaspoon of carob. The carob is soooo good in there! It gives it just a slight caramel-like flavor, which I am seriously addicted to! I also like to use raw cacao for a chocolate-y taste.
I’ve been eating many salads lately!
My body seems to be craving the vegetables. I know how nutritious spinach and dark greens are, but recently I’ve been all about lettuce! Whole Foods has had a sale on green leaf lettuce, so I’ve been taking advantage and buying it whenever I go! Romaine is still my favorite though.
Today’s recipe is one I hope you’ll find intriguing enough to give a try, as it is not only healthy, but delicious!
French toast made from oatmeal! Ok, let me explain. Anyone out there ever had polenta? Polenta is basically cooked cornmeal. You can make it sweet or savory, depending on what you add in, and you can create a kind of cake with it by pouring it into a dish and letting it set. In this recipe, I just subbed the cornmeal for oats, and replicated the same basic idea.
NO-BREAD OATMEAL FRENCH TOAST
2 1/4 c. water
1 1/2 c. oats
1/4 t. salt
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the salt and oats. Cook, uncovered, until the oats are done and the water has completely evaporated.
Pour the cooked oatmeal into an oiled 8 x 8 baking dish.
Put the dish into the fridge, UNCOVERED, for at least 2 hours until set and firm to the touch. I usually do this step the night before and leave it in the fridge, uncovered, until morning.
2 eggs (or 8 t. arrowroot + 4 t. chickpea flour, if vegan*)
2/3 c. coconut milk (I used light)
1 T. honey or maple syrup
dash of salt
1/2 t. vanilla
cinnamon, to your liking (about 1/2-1 teaspoon)
a few scrapes of nutmeg, if desired
*If you are choosing the vegan option, mix the custard ingredients the same morning you make the french toast.
Mix the custard ingredients well. I usually make both components the night before and assemble everything in the morning. See the note above if choosing the vegan option.
In the morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour the custard mix into a pie plate. Dip oatmeal squares into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side.
Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil in a non-stick pan. Place 2 slices of oatmeal ’bread’ at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on baking sheet in oven for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with all 9 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup or your favorite topping.
Either way you make this, the oat squares get nice and crisp on the outside, while still being soft and creamy on the inside….and you’re eating oatmeal, people! I hope you guys like breakfast recipes, because that seems to be where my mind is at! Pancakes and cereal and oatmeal….oh my!
Wish us luck packing and moving! The girls are super excited!
……matching baby Uggs and all!
Have you ever tried apple cider vinegar for an ailment?
Have you tried vegan french toast?
Vegan french toast might seriously be better than omni french toast. The flour/arrowroot combo creates a great crust on the outside, but it still retains its creamy center. My protein-obsessed gym monkey of a husband demands the egg version simply because of the protein, but I secretly love the other version!