Can I interest you in this cauliflower ‘oatmeal’ – made with only 5 ingredients, none of which are oats!!
It does look deceptively oaty right?
I’m so pleased with myself for making this delicious recipe that I had to share it straight away!
For the health benefits – I actually have another recipe from last year for cauliflower oatmeal (with actual oats as well), which explains 5 reasons why cauliflower is awesome for your health (check it out here).
But, using cauliflower instead of a high carbohydrate food (like oats or rice) has been on my mind again recently.
My auntie and uncle visited me about 2 weeks ago and proudly announced that they had been eating cauliflower rice and that they actually preferred it to normal rice! (People are always telling me when they eat extra veggies because they know I love veggies so much and am always thinking of creative ways to eat them). My uncle is trying out a low carbohydrate diet to control his diabetes, which seems to be having a positive effect so far. I have had mixed results when I have tried to make cauliflower rice before, but this conversation encouraged me to give it another go.
Then I watched a Sunday morning cooking show with Melissa and Jasmin Helmsley, in which they made cauli rice. So it seemed like fate that I should make it!
My cauliflower ‘oatmeal’ recipe
This recipe was originally intended to be a sort of rice-pudding, but when I came to make it I didn’t have any milk to add and it turned out more like a thick oatmeal.
Also, I was doing some recipe testing for Jake’s Boost to make a recipe to include in their e-book and decided to add the Super Boost spread to my pretend oats. OMG! I’m so glad I did. The resulting cauliflower oatmeal was so creamy with a nice nutty crunch to stop it from getting boring.
I think the recipe would be perfect for breakfast or maybe to serve 2 for dessert.
Grain free cauliflower oatmeal recipe
2 of your 5-a-day
- 200g cauliflower
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp raisins*
- ½ tsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon (or to taste)
- 1 ½ tbsp crunchy nut butter (I used Jake’s Super Boost)
- Toppings: raspberries+ more nut butter
*Or sweetener of your choice e.g. stevia, maple syrup or coconut sugar.
- Grate the cauliflower into small pieces
- Place all of the ingredients apart from the nut butter in a medium sized pan and stir well.
- Place the lid on the pan and cook the cauli-oats on a moderate heat for 7 minutes.
- After 7 minutes take off the lid and carefully try a little bit to check the cauliflower is cooked. You want it to be firm with a nutty cauliflower taste. If it is too hard or tastes like raw cauliflower cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Once cooked stir through the nut butter and serve with fresh berries
DID YOU KNOW
I haven’t published a blog post for over 2 weeks!!
My head has just been so full of stuff related to uni and my new business that I just didn’t really have room to think about blogging as well. Obviously, I am keen update my blog regularly and create content for you to enjoy and to inspire you to try new healthy things. But I want to keep blogging as something that is fun and exciting, not force myself to post and get stressed about it if I don’t.
Would you be game to try cauliflower oatmeal?