Been missing your oats or porridge? Last week I was contacted by a mum that was making positive changes for her family and trying to eat more paleo meals. But…breakfast was still the one meal she was having trouble letting go of. Her family is a big lover of the humble porridge. Her reason for contacting me was to see if I could come up with a paleo alternative. I’ve thought about a similar recipe to this one for a while now, so it didn’t take much convincing for me to jump at the chance to come up with something that could help her family out.
There were a few stipulations I had to stick to though. Firstly, it had to be nut free. Secondly, the recipe had to be suitable to pop in the slow cooker over night. What a great idea! Pop breakfast in the slow cooker before heading to bed and then waking to breakfast ready to eat. Those few extra minutes of sleep or one less thing to do on a busy morning, that sounds perfect to me.
Why haven’t I tried this before? You know that moment when you try something a little different, not overly radical or anything, but a slight tweet and omg it works and its amazing? Yes I had one of those moments this morning. I was making CADA (Coconut, Apple, Dates, Almonds) for breakfast this morning and thought “maybe I’ll toast it” and there you have it folks, my big bright idea.
I’m sure someone has done it before, its probably not even that exciting for most of you. Breakfast can be one of the most repetitive meals though, and to come up with something a little ‘new’ is exciting for me. Well, it started my morning off well.
As I have mentioned before, breakfast can be one of the harder meals to add variety to when switching over to Paleo. Western diets have taught us to think of breakfast as cereal, toast, porridge and eggs on the weekend.
Shifting from that thought pattern is one of the hardest things I faced to begin with, but once I did, breakfast offered a whole lot more variety.