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oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation

The hubs and I, along with my parents, are on vacation this week. Woo to the hoo! I’ve been so looking forward to some rest and relaxation for quite some time, and so far this week has been just that. No schedule. Awesome weather. Scrumptious eats. I love times like this!

As we’ve been enjoying some amazing food thus far (Jack Daniels marinated flat iron steak on the grill, anyone?!?), I’ve also been keeping tabs on some of my fellow bloggers and what they’re up to… Inspiring! One sweet blogger who I met ages ago when she was in high school is Emily from Miss Melange Blog. She’s stylish and has fantastic foodie ideas, too. Check. Her. Out. You’ll be so glad you did! Here’s a little shout out to her and her partner in crime, Stephanie, highlighting her yummy Oat-less Oatmeal. Enjoy!

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SO, today I have an awesome little breakfast recipe for you to try. We’ve been eating gluten-free for awhile now and we really like it. However, it’s never fun to feel like you’re missing out on your favorite foods even if the health benefits are worth it. Cue my new favorite Oat-less Oatmeal. It’s warm, filling, full of flavor and super healthy! You should all definitely give it a try. We topped ours with fresh berries, shredded coconut, seeds and a drizzle of honey, but feel free to get creative and add whatever tickles your fancy (yeah, I just said that).

Oat-less Oatmeal
(Originally found in Grain Brain)

Serves 2

1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds
1/4 cup raw unsalted walnuts
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3 eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 banana, mashed
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds (optional)
1 handful Berries (optional)

Combine the almonds, walnuts and allspice in a food processor or blender and blend until the consistency is like a course grain but not a powder. Set aside.

Whisk together eggs and almond milk until it’s thick like a custard. Blend together banana with the egg and almond milk mixture. Stir in the course nut mixture.

Warm the mixture in a saucepan over low heat, mixing frequently, until the batter reaches desired consistency. Serve with pumpkin seeds and berries on top, and add more almond milk if you would like. You can get creative with what you top it with :) xo Emily

{P.S.: as I’m in the mood for shout outs, the “vibey” in the title is courtesy of my live-in-adopted-into-our-family daughter, Macey. She loves the word “vibe” – all variations of it. She even drives a Pontiac Vibe. Awesome.)

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. | Exodus 20:11

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7 thoughts on “oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation

  1. Hey Ronda!
    Thank you so so much for the shout out! That was so sweet of you! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing vacay, can’t wait to here about it!

    Emily

  2. Thanks so much for the sweet shout out!! Your blog will definitely be on my favorites list from now on! PS. Love the “vibes” story – I can tell we would get along :)

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet shout out! I will definitely need to bookmark your blog – I know it will be a fast favorite. P.S. Love Macey’s “vibe” lifestyle – haha it sounds like we would definitely get along. :)

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