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.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp coconut manna/butter
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 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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