Faux Cinnamon Oatmeal

So, we found a recipe that made oatmeal in the slow cooker using TVP (textured vegetable protein). It is no fat, 3 net carbs for 1/4 cup, and very high in protein. Hmm. Ok, lets give this a try. We found Bob’s Red Mill at Whole Foods and so I decided why not, lets give this a go and see what happens.

I will tell you, it is a CLOSE second to oatmeal. The texture is very similar, the taste is also. It is actually pretty good. This is basic, I just went with basic flavors of cinnamon, butter, sweetener to just “test out the TVP”. LOL. I think adding more flavors by way of extracts, unsweet chocolate, etc., would really work for this. I made a large portion today, and I could only eat half of it, but even so at roughly 8 net carbs for this “faux” oatmeal versus 23+ in a regular bowl of oatmeal, well yeah, that works!

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein. Purchased Bob’s Red Mill brand at Whole Foods, may also buy online)

3/4 cup Califia Farms Almond Coconut Blend milk (or any unsweet coconut milk, almond milk, etc).

1 TBSP Land O Lakes European Butter (salted) or whatever butter you prefer

2-3 squirts liquid sweetener (more if you like it very sweet)

2 Tsp ground cinnamon

1 Tsp heavy whipping cream

Dash vanilla extract (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Place TVP in a microwave safe bowl (one with a lid preferably and a vent, or cover with paper towel tightly when you microwave).

Add 3/4 cup milk of choice.

Place into microwave, covered, for 2 minutes. Remove and stir.

Add butter, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla (optional) and microwave another 1 minute.

Remove, stir, add in cream and if you need more sweetener or cinnamon, add that but adjust your nutrition levels accordingly if you add more than above.

You are ready to eat! This makes a large portion, I could only eat half of it, so mine was like 4+ carbs not 8.3 as below, but this is really a good way to get protein, have something different for breakfast, and make it work. I think this could sub well too in a mock oatmeal cookie recipe….Here is your nutrition:

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