Butternut Squash Porridge

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Okay, this is my new favorite breakfast (until I come across my next new favorite breakfast 😉 )  But for now, this is it!  I LOVE that butternut squash is a vegetable!  It’s SO versatile, and has so many uses.  And now, I’ve got a new one for you – porridge, or hot cereal, you could really call it either or, but once you try it, you will definitely call it delicious!

Yes, I have professed my love for butternut squash many times before on here, but I can’t help it!  Check out this pin with some great health benefits of butternut squash!

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Look at all those nutrients!  No wonder why I love this stuff!  Oh, and as a HUGE added bonus, when you are baking the butternut squash for this recipe, it will fill your house with some amazing smells!  Your house will smell like a bakery or doughnut shop, and your mouth will be watering!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH PORRIDGE

Ingredients – makes one serving

  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • 2-3 fresh strawberries chopped
  • handful of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl, add your butternut squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia.  Toss to coat.

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2.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread out the butternut squash on the sheet.  Bake for 50-60 minutes till the squash is tender at 350 degrees.

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3.) Place in a bowl, add the vanilla, and mash with a fork.

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4.) Add the almond milk, strawberries, blueberries, coconut, and chia seeds.

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Now get ready to have a new favorite, because you will be so addicted once you try this!  YU-UUU-UUUUM!!!  Enjoy! 🙂

Oatless Oatmeal

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I went to the store to do some grocery shopping the other day, and they didn’t have my normal gluten free oats in stock, so I decided to get creative!  I made some oatmeal without oats (well, there’s oat bran, but not whole oats!).  The result was wonderful!  The key ingredient I used is buckwheat groats.

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This is not an ingredient that many are familiar with.  Most of us know that buckwheat is naturally gluten free, but the health benefits go much further than that as the following pin describes!

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Buckwheat is a warming food, so it is a great ingredient to have in a nice hot bowl of porridge!  So without further ado, let’s get to that recipe!

OATLESS OATMEAL

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I used almond milk, and it’s fantastic!)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • stevia, to taste

Directions

1.) Prepare the buckwheat groats and oat bran as directed on the package.

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2.) When both are prepared, combine both the oat bran and groats in one pan.  Add the milk and coconut oil.  Stir to combine.  Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia to your liking.

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3.) Transfer to bowls and serve.

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Enjoy! 🙂