Banana Bread ‘Oat-less’meal

What are your thoughts on care packages?
Have you ever received a really great care package?

What was in it?

Back in university, I was known for my care package packing abilities. It was always the perfect mix of homemade goodies, store bought treats and something silly that I knew would bring a smile to the face of the recipient. I also really like making care packages for specific events/ occasions: soup, orange juice and tissues for a friend with a cold OR an audiobook, some quick snacks and some baby needs for a new mom. 

I also remember receiving care packages growing up, usually sent by a family member back in the states…and because of the Tanzanian mail system often taking months to arrive….but when they did it was like Christmas. I remember that every care package always had one thing in common – – packs of instant grits for me and packs of instant oatmeal for my brother. There’s just something about convenience breakfast foods. 🙂

I always preferred savory breakfasts (butter & cheese grits or biscuits with gravy – yum!). But, there was one sweet breakfast I couldn’t get enough of – banana bread. And, living in the tropics with banana trees right outside our back door, there was always a loaf fresh and ready to enjoy. 

On the AIP diet I may no longer be able to enjoy a bowl of instant grits OR my favorite banana bread, but who’s to say I can’t have a steamy bowl of banana bread ‘oat-less’meal. 

This AIP friendly porridge is a warm and filling way to start the day and can easily be made in advance for a quick and easy breakfast before school. For a full breakfast, consider serving it alongside a couple of breakfast burgers, sausage or bacon. 

Banana Bread Oat-less-Meal

Serves: 2
Time: 15 minutes
– 2 cups cauliflower riced/grated
– 1 cup water
– 2 ripe bananas – mashed
– 1 t cinnamon
– 1/3 t cloves
– 2 T toasted coconut butter – or plain storebought
– 1/2 T maple syrup 
– 1/4 t vanila
(1) prep ingredients – grate cauliflower or blitz in food processor, mash banana
(2) place all ingredients in a pot and simmer over low heat until the cauliflower is tender and the water is absorbed. 
(3) You can cook it until it’s soft or leave a little bite (personal preference). 
(4) Spoon into bowls, top with some shredded/ toasted coconut and berries. 
(5) Enjoy!  
(REINTRO NOTE: If you can tolerate nuts, pecans or walnuts would be awesome – that’s what always made the banana bread in my opinion). 
Can be made in advance and heated just before serving or can easily be made in 10 minutes if your cauliflower is already grated. TIP – grate a whole head and store in a bag in the fridge to be ready for use.

***This recipe was shared on the Phoenix Helix AIP Recipe Roundtable

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  • Made this today so that it would be ready for breakfast in the morning before a trip to another city & then remembered we have to fast for blood tests… so had a little for dessert with toasted coconut & fresh blueberries, and it was great! Will see if it works cold for dessert in the next day or two.

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