Pecan ‘Porridge’

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Pecan ‘Porridge’

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Ingredients

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1/2 cup whole pecans about 60g (2oz) + extra to serve
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
cream to serve
extra handful whole pecans to serve

Variations

different nuts – pecans are my favourite for their sweet creamy flavour, but feel free to use whatever nuts you have.

seedy – feel free to play around with the whole and ground seeds. Sesame seeds, chia seeds, linseeds (flaxseeds), sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds (pepitas) all make lovely additions.

spiced – add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice. A little vanilla extract is also great.

sweeter – I like it with just the sweetness from the milk but if you need more, add a pinch of stevia or serve with your favourite sweetener (maple syrup would be my pick!)

dairy-free – use your favourite dairy-free milk.

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Porridge (oatmeal) used to be one of my favourite Winter breakfasts. For a long time I reserved it as a Saturday morning treat because it wasn’t great for my blood sugar. Then recently I had the brain wave to try Low Carb ingredients to make a porridge-style bowl of comfort. I’m so glad I did. This nut based version is just as soothingly warming and blood sugar friendly. Yay!

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Steps

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Done

Whizz pecans in a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground. I like to leave a few chunks for texture.

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Done

Place pecans, milk and egg in a small saucepan. Cook on a medium heat, stirring frequently until thickened to a good oatmeal / porridge consistency. Be careful not to over cook as the egg will go all scrambled – I tend to err on the runnier side remembering it will still thicken after you take it off the heat.

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Done

Scoop into a bowl and serve topped with extra pecans and cream.

jules

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Yay Simone! It’s soo good! I make it with almond meal when I can’t be bothered grinding the pecans. Let me know how you get on!

I just finished this and it is delicious! I added a splash of vanilla plus a pinch of salt because used raw pecans and it was perfect. I am currently on a low carb diet to regulate hormones and am constantly trying new breakfast foods, I’m sick of eggs or yogurt every day. I have missed oatmeal so much! I love the pecans but will try this with almonds next time for a change.

Congrats on the new site!
I am so happy that you are keeping the 5 ingredient max theme, it is what differentiates your sites from others!
I would really appreciate if you could add volume info in ml as well as cups (e.g.: milk) though
Looking forward to more delicious low carb recipes!

Thanks Alicia
I hate to break it to you though… I’m not limiting ingredient numbers here… the aim is to keep it simple but not so rigid as to always be 5. Sorry!
Jx

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