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Butter Tart Oatmeal Porridge-- No Added Oils, Whole Food Plant Strong

THE SWEET BUTTER TART COMPONENT


My husband and I both grew up in households where oatmeal was almost a daily occurrence on the breakfast menu.

 Once we got over our rebellion against eating it (the it's-good-for-you), as adults we have begun to eat it pretty regularly again. We love it.

 I also love sweet desserts-- cookies, cake, pie, tarts-- and have been experimenting to make healthier copy-cat recipes that can be incorporated into porridge-- for us, that's a win-win. For someone who likes desserts but is pretty "meh" about porridge, these dessert-ifications might just be the bump needed into the healthy habit of eating oatmeal.

 Just how healthy is oatmeal? A 30-gram serving of well-cooked Steel Cuts oats gives your body a balance of 66% carbohydrates, 17% protein, 7% fat and 11% fiber. Oats are also an excellent source of manganese and molybdenum, a very good source of phosphorus and a good source of copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fibre, chromium, and zinc. I had been convinced, via advertising, to take 4 capsules of beta glucans before breakfast-- guess what? Oats is one of the best sources of beta glucans, naturally occuring sugars (polysaccharides) that work to boost the immune system and lower blood sugar, as well as other amazing attributes, that make it perfect for people with heart disease or diabetes.


  INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 Delicious Soft Whole Dates, pitted (Medjool is super-yummy)
  • 1 C. Filtered Water
  • 1/4 C. Chia Seed
  • 1/4 C. Shredded Coconut
  • 3 T.  Maple Syrup
  • 1 C. Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4 C. Walnut Pieces
  • 3 T. Thompson Raisins
METHOD:
  1. Overnight, soak Whole Dates, chopped and pitted, in Filtered Water with Chia Seed
  2. In morning (or several hours later), Combine date-water-chia mixture in with Maple Syrup, Coconut and Non-dairy milk in a high speed blender (or whatever blender you have available) and blend all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Spoon sauce over bowls of yummy oatmeal porridge (Steel-Cut recommended-- you can get the "fast cook" variety at Costco).
  4. Add in walnuts and raisins as desired.
  5. Num num num
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