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20 Minute Meals / Breakfast / Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Grain-free / No sugar / Nut-Free / Paleo / Side Dish / Vegetarian

9 Paleo Oatmeal Alternatives

Letting go of oatmeal was a painful break-up. I had a special closeness to my morning oatmeal. That bowl of comfort I’d lean onto for support to begin my day. As I transitioned to a mostly grain-free diet I developed recipes that tricked my brain into thinking it was enjoying oatmeal. Sweets define breakfast in our modern diet. Cereal, muffins, croissants, bagels, granola, protein bars and oatmeal are all just excuses to eat sugar for breakfast. Breakfast should be a complete meal just like lunch and dinner. It needs protein, fat, and carbs to fuel your morning. I am 100% guilty of succumbing to eating dessert for breakfast. Back in my lacking nutrition years, I’d start my day with a vegan cinnamon scone and a decaf soy latte. Then I graduated to oatmeal. And I made it fancy, adding cocoa powder, raisins, peanut butter and lots of honey. No wonder Read More

20 Minute Meals / Breakfast / Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Grain-free / No sugar / Nut-Free / Paleo / Vegetarian

Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potatoes quickly became a breakfast staple when I embarked on this new food journey. I cooked up four or five pounds the other day and have been on a mission to use them in new ways. The lack of bread-like foods is becoming taxing and I needed some substitutes before I ate an entire loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. So I asked myself how I could turn sweet potatoes into a bread-like consistency. There had to be a way, right?! Yes! Pancakes. Most paleo pancake recipes call for almond or coconut flour. I’m trying to steer clear of nuts and coconut flour just seems like an unnecessary filler. So in my attempt to leave these out, I played around with some ingredients and made it happen. Pancakes with no flour! Makes 3 to 4 servings. 3 eggs 1 cup mashed sweet potato 2 tbsp coconut butter (make this by food Read More