Pre-Paleo, I used to start my mornings with a big bowl of oatmeal, mixed with peanut butter, cinnamon, and a sprinkling of oat bran. Looking back I realize that the full feeling I had grown accustomed to was actually bloating...yes, I was full, but mostly I was bloated and uncomfortable. But, regardless of how I felt post-breakfast, I still love that flavor combination. So, I decided to create a Paleoified version to satisfy my craving. Here's what I did:
1/2 Roasted Acorn Squash, pureed (also try other winter squash like Kabocha, Butternut, or Delicata)
1 T. Almond Butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1-2 T. Ground Flax Seeds (I always buy the seeds and grind them right before use)
1/2 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup (if desired...the squash is usually sweet enough, after roasting, on it's own)
- Squish the squash, almond butter, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Sprinkle with flax and drizzle with maple syrup (if using).