Three weeks ago I broke down and bought some raw coconut butter because I heard people raving about how delicious it was. It’s not cheap though. If I had a blender that was worth any salt I would have just bought some unsweetened coconut flakes and whizzed it up. Instead, I have to buy the $15 stuff which does taste AMAZING and is WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Anyhow, if you’ve bought raw coconut butter you know that the stuff is hard as a rock. You ‘ll have to soften it with warm water so you can mix the butter and the oils together and get coconut creaminess. The Little is a banana eating fiend and one day I threw together ripe bananas, coconut butter, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. I was blown away by how much it reminded me of soaked oatmeal. Banana and Cream oatmeal was born and I had created my first paleo breakfast recipe.
Seriously there are two things I miss from my grain eating days and soaked oatmeal ranks at the top. I quickly killed my jar of coconut butter and am eagerly awaiting my case from my food buying club.
First, this is not low carb. Shock! Two, this is vegan! I know your mind is spinning. Paleo and Vegan in the same recipe and the world did not explode. Three, I cheat and warm my coconut butter up in a sauce pan until it’s nice and runny. This really helps with the creaminess and oatmeal-like flavor. You can jazz up the Banana and Cream Oatmeal with berries and nuts.
Banana and Cream "Oatmeal"
Mash your banana and add the Celtic sea salt and cinnamon.
Warm the coconut manna/butter in sauce pan over low heat.
When it's runny and warm remove from the heat and scoop it into the banana mixture.
Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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