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Mexican Mocha Banana Walnut Cauli-Oat Bake, in collaboration with Diamond Nuts

A cauli-oat bake that’s good for the body, mind, and HEART.

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February is Heart Health Month and I’m making sure to get all the nutrients I can to promote a healthy heart. I’ve teamed up with Diamond of California Nuts to help spread the word about their heart healthy walnuts!

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Walnuts are not only delicious, especially topped on my Mexican mocha banana walnut cauli-oat bake, but they also help decrease the risk of heart disease by helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels and decreasing blood pressure. I’m forever fascinated by real food and all the incredible benefits we gain by consuming them.

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Mexican Mocha Banana Walnut Cauli-Oat Bake (makes four servings):

  • 1 + 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower (I used frozen)
  • 3 tbsps cacao powder
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white (may sub two flax eggs)
  • 2 cups nut milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on desired spice preference)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana, completely mashed
  • 1/4 cup Diamond of California Shelled Walnuts, crushed

Toppings:

  • 1/2 banana, diced
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Shelled Walnuts, slightly crumbled

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Directions:

  • Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients, plus the mashed banana, baking soda, and cacao powder, together in a large bowl until frothy. Mix in dry ingredients and let soak for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F while the mixture is soaking.
  • Pour the soaked mixture into the prepped baking dish and top with sliced bananas and slightly crushed Diamond of California Walnuts. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove the bake form the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Top with probiotic yogurt and maple syrup if you desire! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to five days.

Do you eat walnuts? I recently made a honey cinnamon walnut butter with Diamond of California Walnuts and it’s the best nut butter I’ve ever had.

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Cranberry Chai Cauli-Oat Bake, in collaboration with Majka.

Brb, teaching Joel how to make this cranberry chai cauli-oat bake before baby Plotnik number two ever happens (not a pregnancy announcement! Just getting more prepared in the food department than I was before). Ha!

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If you don’t know, I love cauli-oat bakes. You CANNOT taste the cauliflower but you can taste all the other yummy nutritious ingredients that are in these bakes. This bake in particular is made with one of my favorites products, especially for mamas, Majka’s vanilla chai lactation booster! You can easily mix this booster powder with hot or cold water to drink, or you can add it to baked goods and smoothies. There is no wrong way to enjoy this extremely beneficial powder. Majka’s vanilla chai lactation booster is the best supplement for breastfeeding moms looking for a healthy boost in their milk supply. This properly formulated powder improves the quality of the milk while also providing strong antioxidant support which may prevent swollen breast tissue and clogged ducts. I have been using Majka’s powders since Poppy was born and I never experienced clogged ducts and my milk supply came in so quickly! I highly suggest checking out all their products because there is something for every mama out there.

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Speaking of products, you can get two free bags of the limited edition Holiday Cherry Bites when you buy a Majka nourishing lactation powder! These bites were my best friend when Poppy was a newborn and they are still so nice to have in the fridge when I need a quick snack. They are the perfect guilt-free snack that gives you the lactation and nutritional support you need. Plus the bites are delicious! It’s a win-win situation.

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What was your breastfeeding experience like? I am thankful that everything went pretty smoothly once Poppy learned to latch. At least I didn’t have to worry about my milk supply!

Cranberry Chai Cauls-Oat Bake, in collaboration with Majka (serves 4).

* 1 + 1/2 cup GF oats

* 1 cup riced cauliflower (I use frozen)

* 2 tbsp chia seeds

* 2 cups nut milk

* 2-4 tbsp coconut sugar (I used only 2 but if you’d like a little more sugar to your cookie add 4)

* 1 whole egg + 1 egg white (can sub flax egg)

* 1 tbsp baking soda

* I/3-1/2 cup fresh cranberries (or use 1/3 cup dried craisins)

* 2 scoops Majka vanilla chai lactation booster

* 3 tbsp cacao nibs

* 1/2 banana, mashed

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings:

* Probiotic grass fed yogurt

* Banana slices (I got my fruit cutter off of Amazon)

* Maple syrup

*Maple syrup

Directions:

* Preheat oven to 350°F

* Whisk wet ingredients together, including the banana, and then mix in dry. Let mixture soak for 20 minutes!

* Pour into an 8×8 baking dish sprayed within nonstick cooking spray and top with pecan pieces. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is cooked. 

* Let cool slightly before slicing. Top with goodies and enjoy!


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Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cauliflower-Oat Bake

There are a lot of tasty [strange but good] combos I would have missed out on just because they were out of the ordinary.  French fries dipped in milkshakes, a steamed sweet potato and peanut butter yogurt bowls, peanut butter and kimchi toast, and my favorite cauli-oat bakes. I could go on and on about why you need to try this but I’m just gonna leave this picture here and pray that you make it tonight to have for breakfast the rest of the week.

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Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cauli-Oat Bake: (Serves four)

  • 1 1/2 cups GF oats
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 mashed pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cup nut milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white

Toppings to serve:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoyo
  • Cashew butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Banana slices

Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside. Whisk wet ingredients together then mix in dry. Pour into prepped baking dish and bake 35-45 minutes. Cut into fours, top, and enjoy!


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Pumpkin Cauli-Oats

Keeping the cauli-oat train moving with my pumpkin cauli-oat bake! 70% of you said you haven’t tried my cauli-oat bakes yet and I’m wondering if y’all are scared of a little cauliflower. Trust me, you can’t taste it at all. It’s masked behind the oats, Chino Valley Ranchers pasturer raised eggs, and in this bake, the pumpkin purée, spices, and maple syrup. These bakes are perfect for meal prep, serves 4, and the whole family loves it. I was weirded out by the thought of cauliflower in my oats for years and reframed from jumping on this trend until earlier this year. My life was forever changed since then and I gladly eat vegetables for breakfast.

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Pumpkin Cauli-Oats:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups gf oats
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups nut milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of pink salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 banana for the top of the bake

Toppings:

  • Cocoyo
  • Figs
  • Almond butter
  • Cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Whisk or blend together eggs, nut milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  • Mix dry ingredients (except the banana) together and combine with wet. Let this mixture soak for 30 minutes before baking for maximum flavor! You may skip to soaking if you’re in a hurry.
  • Pour mixture into prepped baking dish, slice the 1/2 banana on top, and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before slicing and store in the fridge to eat the next few days!


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Seedy Cauli-Oats topped with Craisins. In collaboration with Ocean Spray.

Is there a food that instantly takes you back to childhood? That’s Ocean Spray craisins for me.

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I remember each weekend going through my grandparents pantry searching for the bag of Craisins® Dried Cranberriesto eat by the handful. I think at one point they put the bag on a higher shelf just so I couldn’t reach them. I was obsessed!

Things haven’t changed because I still love these lil guys. They pack a punch of flavor and are great when added to a sweet or savory dish. I topped them on my seedy cauli-oats and it was just what this bowl needed. I’m sharing this seedy porridge bowl topped with Ocean Spray Craisins® Dried Cranberries over on my Pinterest. Get your pinning finger ready because you’ll want to save this recipe to make tomorrow for breakfast! Or for dinner tonight, no shame.

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Share you favorite craisin recipe and tag @oceansprayince #tinycraisinsmightyflavor and #CraisinsGiveaway for a chance to win a Ocean Spray goodie package. There are multiple winners so enter away and they’ll be announced on October 25th. What’s your favorite way to enjoy Craisins® Dried Cranberries? Cheers!


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Cauli-Oats of My Dreams

If “you are what you eat” then I’d like to be this giant bowl of cauli-oats please.

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Remember when cauli-oats first started popping up around Instagram? I remember seeing these bowls in 2012 thinking “UM, NO WAY. Ain’t happen, sorry sista”. But yesterday I had the urge to try it again. I had tried making a bowl back then and wasn’t impressed but this, THIS bowl is where it’s at. This isn’t a completely oat free recipe, I love my oatmeal and it’s good for lactation, but you could 100% make this oat free and substitute more riced cauliflower.

Here’s the scoop:
* 1/3 cup rolled oats (or riced cauliflower)
* 1/2 – 3/4 cup riced cauliflower (I use frozen cauliflower rice but you can make your own!)
* Cinnamon
* 1 tsp chia seeds
* 2 cups non dairy milk or water
* 1 egg white (you may omit and add one scoop of your favorite vanilla or chocolate protein powder but I highly recommend using an egg white, it helps the texture SO much)
* 1 tbsp cacao powder
* 1 tsp manuka honey
Toppings:
* Homemade raspberry and rhubarb chia seed jam (follow my strawberry chia seed jam recipe on my story highlights but sub for raspberries and rhubarb and double the maple syrup and chia seeds)
* Banana slices
* Homemade cashew yogurt
* Cashew coconut nut butter
* Cinnamon
Find my “how to” egg white porridge on my story highlights. You make these cauli-oats exactly the same except you’re using the oats and cauliflower here instead of just oats.  #porridgelikerobin

Would you try this?! Looking at this bowl I can’t imagine someone not trying at least a bite, even if they didn’t like cauliflower!