Oatless Oats

Happy December!

It's that time of the year when I wake up craving something warm and comforting.  While oatmeal is my usual go-to, sometimes it just doesn't keep me satisfied long enough.  I have found that a breakfast high in protein tide me over the best (at least until my next snack).  Enter: oatless oats.  Eggs whites are used in place of oats.  Here is a recipe for a warm breakfast that is gluten-free and dairy-free.

In a medium saucepan, combine:

  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cook over low heat until the mixture starts to thicken, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl and top with nut butter, berries, and shredded coconut.  Enjoy!