Butter Pecan Breakfast Porridge
This breakfast porridge is low-carb, sugar-free, and an S for Trim Healthy Mamas. For tweaks to this recipe, check out the "notes" section below. Gluten/peanut free (can be totally nut free if you leave out the pecans and use an allergy-friendly liquid)
Serves: 1 serving
  1. Whisk the glucomannan into the liquid quickly so that it doesn't clump. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the stevia, protein powder, and pecans and stir. Microwave for 3 minutes, then let set in the microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in the stevia and protein powder, top with pecans, and refrigerate overnight. Serves one.
  2. Alternately, you can make this porridge hot in the morning. Decrease the liquid to 1 cup and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir in the stevia and protein powder, and add a little additional unsweetened almond milk if the porridge is too thick. Top with pecans and enjoy warm. I like to leave the butter out of this version and put it on top with the pecans to melt so I can enjoy some with every bite. Delish!
Possible tweaks:
-if you don't want to eat it cold, warm it up in the microwave
-If you don't have finely shredded coconut flakes, I suggest grinding regular unsweetened coconut flakes into smaller pieces in a food processor, or you could even grind them into flour in a coffee grinder for a smoother consistency. Do NOT substitute storebought coconut flour because it will soak up a lot more liquid.
-The protein powder is there to give a source of protein (duh) as well as to thicken the porridge. If you do not include the protein powder, make sure you eat an additional source of protein (Greek yogurt, bacon) with your breakfast. Also, your porridge will be slightly runnier than normal.
-If you don't have or do not like the texture of glucomannan (a natural thickening agent), here are some options: a) just leave the thickener out and eat the pudding runnier, b) decrease the liquid, c) substitute xanthan gum, and/or d) add some ground golden flax or chia seeds to help gel the porridge.
Recipe by Briana Thomas at https://www.briana-thomas.com/butter-pecan-breakfast-porridge/