French Toast Oatmeal

For June, Code Boyfriend and I are going to be eating clean for our 30 day challenge. That means no white sugar, no white flour, and no processed foods.

…While we are in the middle of a move. We’ve had smarter ideas. Try finding something without sugar or flour in it in a fast food place. It’s really hard.

The first thing we did once we moved into the temporary apartment was stock it with meats, fruit, veggies, and whole grains.

For breakfasts, I was planning to have oatmeal. I had left of my spices in Rochester. We only took what would fit in the car, and those didn’t make the cut.

So I bought cinnamon. But that was it in the sweet spice department.

I also knew I had a long day of moving in ahead of me and wanted to make something with a little more protein.

French Toast Oatmeal was born. Now, I doubt I’m the first person to come up with this, but at 6:15, I thought it was a stroke of sheer genius.

The texture is amazing, custard-y and soft. And it kept me full through lunch.

French Toast Oatmeal (Serves 1)

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (sweeten it however you like, this made it sweet enough for me, but I wish I had maple syrup)
  • 1/4 Cup of Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
  • 3/4 Cup of Milk (We had skim and it worked great!)

French Toast Oatmeal

Combine all of the ingredients in a pot. Whisk to ensure the egg is throughout incorporated before you turn on the heat. This helps keep this from being scrambled eggs in oatmeal, which really doesn’t sound as good.

French Toast OatmealCook, while stirring frequently, on medium low heat for 8-12 minutes, or until the oats have fully absorbed the liquid.

French Toast Oatmeal Finish with cinnamon, walnuts, fruit, maple syrup, or whatever else you like on french toast, and enjoy!

I Tried the Life Changing Bread

I ran across a picture of The Life Changing Bread from My New Roots on Pinterest, and I was really intrigued.

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It was a bread made without flour, and looks like hunks of granola bars, but promised a bread like texture.

I’ve been looking for something to accompany my morning smoothie. I just still want something more in my stomach to get me from 6:45 all the way to lunch.

This bread does contain a weird ingredient: Psyllium Seed Husks. I found psyllium husk powder at my local grocery store. It is also widely available on the internet. You should really head over to My New Roots for the whole story on this ingredient.

My only issue is that you can’t buy a little of it. This whole bread only calls for 3 tablespoons, and the smallest bottle I could get contains about 2 and a half cups.

It is amazing bread, though! If you are trying low carb or gluten free anything, this should definitely be a staple in your pantry.

I did stray from My New Roots recipe a tad. Code Boyfriend and I are really picky about the nuts we eat. And I wasn’t sure I could sell him on whole flax.

But here is my version of My New Root’s Life Changing Bread

  • 1 Cup of Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Milled Flax Seed
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Peanuts
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Quick Oats
  • 3 Tablespoons of Psyllium Husk Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 and 3/4 Cups of Water

The original recipe calls for a silicon baking pan. I just used my regular metal bread pan, greased, and everything worked out fine.

Life Changing Bread

Combine the seeds, nuts, oats, salt and husks in the bread pan.

Life Changing Bread

Then, combine the water, oil, and syrup in measuring cup. I love the science that happens in baking. The chemical separation of these ingredients is cool. Mix the wet ingredients well and pour over the dry.

Life Changing Bread

Mix extremely well. This will make a sticky dough. If you are finding dry spots, add a little more water.

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Allow the dough to sit on the counter for at least 2 hours. I waited 3, but the original recipe says you can leave it out all day or overnight.

Life Changing Bread

Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Life Changing Bread

Then, remove the bread from the pan, and place directly on the oven rack for another 30. Let cool completely before slicing.

Life Changing Bread

This bread is amazing with butter, jams, or cream cheese for breakfast. I’ve had a piece toasted every day this week. My New Roots recommends pesto, which I haven’t tried, but think sounds amazing!

Life Changing Bread

I’ll definitely continue making this with different nuts, seeds, and maybe even some cinnamon next time! Please let me know if you create anything amazing!