Pumpkin Pie Fauxt-meal (Grain-free Hot Cereal)

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This past week has been a cold one, here in South Central Texas.  We’ve also had loads of rain for the past 2 1/2 months. This now cold and rainy weather has felt more like winter, and it’s only November.

This past Sunday morning, we woke to rain and a temperature of 45 degrees (that’s cold for Texans).  My husband loves a hot, warming breakfast on days like these…Who doesn’t?  He immediately asked me to make the Apple Pie Quinoa I adapted from Kristina LaRue’s version, over at Love and Zest.

Since it’s Thanksgiving week, I was inspired, and decided to “go rogue”.  I grabbed my favorite smiley emoji spatula and set out to create a pumpkin pie hot cereal that would allow us to get our refined sugar-free “pumpkin pie” on!

Now, being raised a Cajun, in South Louisiana, I have years of cooking experience (been scratch cooking since I was 11) and generations of experience behind me of cooks that can make anything (even roadkill!) taste good. I had a clear idea of the liquid to dry ratios necessary for the desired consistency I was looking for, so I set out on Sunday morning to create a Pumpkin Pie hot cereal worthy of the occasion.

When it was all said and done, my husband was satisfied and the Cajun in me couldn’t help but brand this yummy concoction with my heritage as well. 

I hope you enjoy my Pumpkin Pie Fauxt-meal!

Pumpkin Pie Fauxt-meal
Serves 4
A delicious Fall recipe for grain-free, milk-free eaters. A nourishing hot cereal treat that will bring you comfort in those cold mornings ahead.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
369 calories
47 g
8 g
18 g
9 g
13 g
321 g
165 g
11 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
321g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
28%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 165mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 7g
28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
383%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
7%
Iron
32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Quinoa
  2. 1 cup Organic Coconut milk
  3. 1 cup Water, filtered
  4. 1/2 cup Applesauce
  5. 1/4 tsp Salt
  6. 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  7. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  8. 2 cups Pumpkin Puree
  9. 2 Tbsp 100% Maple Syrup
  10. 2 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides (optional)
  11. 3/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  12. 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  13. 1/8 tsp Stevia Extract
Instructions
  1. 1) Add quinoa, coconut milk, water, and applesauce and salt to as medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. 2) Reduce to simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. 3) Stir in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla, and butter, collagen peptides (optional), and cook for 5 additional minutes.
  4. 4) Stir in maple syrup and stevia and serve.
Notes
  1. Adding the collagen peptides increases protein to help balance blood sugars to this dish, plus it's great for hormone health, joint health, as well as skin, hair, nails.
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calories
369
fat
18g
protein
9g
carbs
47g
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Paula Carper | Noble Nutrition https://www.paulacarper.com/

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