Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Strawberries & Cream No-oatmeal

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Variety is the spice of life…or something like that… I like routine and going with what works. If the kids enjoy a meal, I’m going to make it enough times that they eventually tell me that they can’t stand it. They may not admit that they enjoy trying new things but, the truth is, they need a change up every so often! This is especially true when it comes to breakfast. Eggs are the base for almost every breakfast in our house and I am forced to come up with new ways to get them eating the eggs without them eating plain eggs.

Go check out my blog post (Feeding My Little Omnivores) to see how I’m dealing with the struggles of mealtime.

Thanks to a comment on my Autumn Spice No-oatmeal, I’ve been playing with a “strawberries & cream” version and the kids have given me their input. On one attempt, my 2nd child said “I like it but I wish there weren’t nuts in it.”. Nuts..gone.. The result? Pretty much perfect!

This stuff is good enough to be dessert!! The leftovers often disappear in random fridge raids (looking your way darling husband!) and it’s as good cold as it is hot! The kids love topping it with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips. (yes, chocolate for breakfast..their favourite!)

I will make this version of no-oatmeal for a little while and then it will be time to start experimenting with new flavours. For now, I will enjoy that all of the kids are emptying their bowls of strawberries & cream no-oatmeal.

Nut and Dairy Free Strawberries & Cream No-oatmeal

Makes 6 large servings

Ingredients

1 large banana, mashed

12 eggs

1 14oz can full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup organic apple butter (apple sauce will work as well)

1 tablespoon maple syrup (*optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups whole strawberries (frozen or fresh)

Directions

In a large pot, whisk together mashed banana, eggs, coconut milk, coconut, apple butter, and vanilla. Stir in strawberries.

Cook over medium heat and stir frequently. As the strawberries begin to soften, mash them to your desired size/consistency. Let the no-oatmeal thicken to a porridge consistency (approximately 10-15 minutes). Top with additional fresh strawberries, coconut, almonds, maple syrup, or coconut milk.

This recipe will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

**Substitutions**

No Coconut? Replace coconut milk with almond milk and omit the shredded coconut.

No Strawberries? Replace strawberries with any berry you like or chopped apples.

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11 Responses to Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Strawberries & Cream No-oatmeal

  1. sarah tucker says:

    Thanks for sharing Tara! Katie is having an “I HATE EGGS” phase so this was perfect timing!

  2. Maleahbliss says:

    Does it taste banana-y? I really dislike bananas.

    • Tara says:

      I didn’t notice a banana-y flavour at all but if bananas aren’t your thing, omit them! You can add in a bit of maple syrup to sweeten it. :)

  3. angela raine-magri says:

    thank you thank you thank you for posting another no-oatmeal recipe that’s a winner!!!! my kids (4 & 1) love the autumn spice no-oatmeal, so it’s wonderful to have another recipe that can be made ahead that everyone loves! thanks again!!!!!

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  5. Ashley says:

    Can I use raw milk instead of coconut milk?

  6. Neda says:

    I know this is a no dairy recipe site, but have you used milk instead of coconut milk? Would it be the same quantity or would it be less because canned coconut milk is thicker? My kids do not like the taste of coconuts (I do) so I want to substitute it with something I know they will eat before I go ahead and use up 12 eggs. My son is going through a no egg stage too.

    • Tara says:

      Milk can be used in place of coconut milk equally.

      • Neda says:

        Tara – I’m sorry you do not have access to raw milk. During the winter months I do not either as the cows do not produce enough, but I have access to it for 8-9 months out of the year. Thank you for your recipe, I will be making it tonight. How do you reheat it? Do you just put it in the oven?

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