bacon mocha cauli "oats" with black sesame tahini
Hello, winter. Hello, the return of cauli “oats”!
I used to love oatmeal because of its ability to be a canvas — you can go wild with the toppings, creating savory oats, sweet oats, and everything in between.
Cauli “oats” are basically the same, and I find myself rotating between cauli “oats”, Paleo pancakes, and some form of eggs (sometimes a steak salad or leftovers) for breakfast these days.
Keep reading for my favorite creation yet — a combo of everything sweet, savory, and decadent. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats, and is low carb/keto-friendly, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Bacon Mocha Cauli “Oats” with Black Sesame Tahini
Serves: 1 | Time: 10 minutes | Paleo, Keto-friendly
1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
1 scoop Perfect Ketones chocolate MCT oil powder (or use unflavored MCT oil powder/MCT oil + 1 tbsp cacao powder)
1 scoop Vital Proteins mocha collagen creamer (or 1 scoop collagen of choice, but this makes it extra creamy)
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Malk Organics)
1/4 cup brewed coffee or cold brew
1 tbsp protein powder (I used Nutiva Hemp Protein powder)
1 tbsp chia seeds (I used Nutiva)
1 tbsp flaxseed meal (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
Cinnamon, Himalayan sea salt to taste
Toppings: Nitrate-free bacon (I used ButcherBox — click here to get $20 off + FREE bacon in your first box), black sesame tahini (I used Eden Organics), grain-free granola (I used Wildways — click here to get 10% off — omit for keto), frozen blueberries, walnuts, cacao nibs, large Himalayan sea salt
(I also did a version with a hard boiled egg for some extra protein and that was fun!)
In a hot pan, cook the bacon. I like to to fry it for 1-2 minutes each side. Place on a plate with a paper towel and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cauliflower rice, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, hot coffee, and almond milk. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Let sit for another 2 minutes so that the chia seeds can absorb the moisture more.
Add in the adaptogens (if you’re using them), MCT oil powder, protein powder, collagen, and the spices, and mix thoroughly. Add more almond milk if you want a thinner “oatmeal” consistency.
Top with toppings of your choice and enjoy! I used whatever I had on hand (see above) + the bacon (broken up into pieces) and it was fab.
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