I’ve been trying different breakfast creations lately and two of them are featured in the blog world.
#1 Katie’s Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
I followed her recipe almost exactly and topped with coconut cream (2 tbsp coconut flour + 1/4 c. milk)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp stevia extract
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup almond breeze vanilla
- 1/2 tsp chia seed
Bake at 375 F for 20 min.
I like the taste of it but not the texture. It’s too chewy. I dunno…. I must be weird. I like oatmeal only in its porridge form. The good thing about it is that it’s really really filling. I almost couldn’t finish it and I didn’t feel hungry until 4-5 hours later.
#2 5-min Protein Chocolate Cake. I love this! I think I ate the same combo for the last 5 days and still want more. First because it’s ready to eat in 5 min (1 min mixing, 3 min in the microwave, 1 min cooling). I’ve been extremely lazy on cooking… so in the morning I just want to have the breakfast-thing done as quick as possible! 😯 rushing to what? nothing actually 😦
this is how it looks after it cools down
the texture is just like a spongy cake, denser than this chocolate cake
the taste? chocolate any one? the coconut and pumpkin flavors are completely hidden by the chocolate.
I also made the plain version with added ginger powder and cinnamon
ready to eat
the texture is still the same but the taste is not as great as the chocolate one. I guess that’s because I am biased to anything with dark chocolate.
5-min chocolate cake from SmoothieGirlEastsToo‘s recipe
- 2 extra large egg whites
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp stevia extract
- 1.5 tbsp unsweetened chocolate powder
- 1.5 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp water/milk
Mix everything and microwave for 3 min in a bowl (previously sprayed with oil). Let it cool for 1 min and serve.
Try it, you’ll be surprised by how delicious it is! 😆
There’s only 1 cons:
although it’s extremely filling “psychologically” because it’s like eating a chocolate cake, it is not filling physically. I get hungry within two hours after eating it, so I’d grab one of my favorite cereal bar
to full my belly. Maybe I should try to double the recipe or add some oil. IdeaS?
Lastly.. I made plain buns for my dad.
Look how cute it is! 🙂
Q: What are you eating for breakfast lately?