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Aug302013

Fauxtmeal..... oatmeal.....get it ?!

written by Elin

Food is therapy for a lot of people.  When we say comfort food, we really mean that.  The food is releasing dopamine and serotonin in your brain that makes you feel good.  Brett Hoebel

For me nothing is quite as satisfying on a chilly morning than a hot cup of tea or coffee along side a bowl of hot cereal.  

Born in the beautiful but cold and damp Northwest, and raised in a even colder and darker Alaska, oatmeal was a staple on my breakfast table. Served up with a touch of butter, a healthy splash of cream, and as much brown sugar as I could sneak in before the parental unit took the bag away.  Oatmeal is a true comfort food for me. One that ranks up there with beef stew, or bacon and eggs.  Though unlike beef stew and eggs and bacon, oatmeal resembles something more suitable for affixing wallpaper to the wall than true good, body nourishing eats.  Even so, it just speaks to my food loving soul on a visceral level.  It grounds me, calms me, and to the tips of my toes, warms me both physically and emotionally.  But, the breakfast table should not be a place of multi tasking items in my life.  So, how have I come to satisfy that need for something hot, dense, fortifying, and hearty without the introduction of modern grains, a drowning portion of cows cream, and bodily assault of my body weight in refined sugar all before the sunrises?  So easy and delicious, the answer is faux oatmeal, get it? fauxtmeal?  OK, I know, lame play on words.... but delicious and every bit as easy as the original given a little prep work.

The recipe below is pretty general, a road map of sorts.   

It really is personal preference as to the type of nuts and seeds you want to use as well as the milk or 'milk like' product you prefer.  I use almonds, pecans, macnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds as my finely ground 'base'.  This is where having the right tools will save you a tremendous amount of time and quite possibly a case of carpel tunnel syndrome.  Getting the right texture can be done old school with some effort and a chefs knife for sure, but I like the food processor for this job 100%.  It allows you make a large jar of "base" ahead of time and store in the refrigerator so that it is a no brainer when I decide, or cold wet Waimea weather dictates, that it is what's for breakfast.  In the time it takes to prep one serving of ingredients with a chef knife, you can have dozens of servings prepared, put away and food processor washed before you are done corralling the nuts on your chopping block with a knife.

Not our parents idea of hemp and chia pets...

Hemp hearts are a nutritional power house that have an amazing texture and flavor.  Costco has been stocking them as of late but they can also be found in healthfood stores or online.  Ground chia seeds also have many nutritional benefits and above that, in this recipe, they lend a helping hand to the texture of the finished product. Chia seeds have water attracting properties that help to thicken the nutty mass.  Without the ground chia the end product will be much more soupy than cohesive. They are easily found in the bulk section of most healthfood stores.

Faux*t*meal

  • 1/3 cup finely ground nuts 
  • 2/3 cup milk alternative
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground chia seeds
  • small pinch of salt, optional.
  • 2 Tbls unsweetened dried fruit *optional
  • Fresh fruit

In a small sauce pot bring 'milk'  and small pinch salt to a slight boil.  Add your finely ground nut and seed mixture just as you begin to see bubbles starting to surface.  Stir and add hemp hearts, ground chia seeds and your dried fruit of choice.  If using only fresh fruit wait untill the end of cooking to add.  Bring to boil, stir, turn off heat and cover for about 5-7 minutes. Stir again and then top with fresh friut.

Additional yummy additions: 1, 2 or all together... Toasted coconut flakes, coconut oil, candied ginger, sweet potatoes, dice of cooked kabocha pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. A dollop of canned pumpkin would work too. Coconut whipped cream ....Whaaaaat? Soooo yummy! 

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Reader Comments (1)

Very useful for oatmeal lovers! Simple, healthy breakfast and delicious too.

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