At the beginning of the year I made a gutsy goal to try to do whole30 again, but this time for 90 days. For me, having the restrictions with what is allowed keeps me healthy. Otherwise, I have absolutely zero self-restraint.
A few weeks in, I was looking for easy alternatives for breakfast. I was sick of eggs, yet again. Enter grain free oatmeal – which is really just apple sauce with cashews in it to make it a better consistency.
The recipe is pretty straight forward. Cutting as many apples as the recipe calls for is oddly therapeutic for me. The smell of the apples simmering on the stove with the vanilla bean is absolutely heavenly.
The hardest part about this recipe is remembering to soak the cashews the night before you’re planning on making it. They need that overnight soak to get the proper consistency, so it’s definitely not a recipe you can just decide to make last minute.
I’m sure some people will question the calories in this or the number of grams of sugar. In my opinion, it’s healthy, whole foods. I portion it out into 1 cup portions and serve it with a couple raspberries. Trust me, this option is MUCH healthier than my usual bacon and egg mcmuffin from McDonalds, so I’ll take it! Having some containers in the fridge means I can grab them on my way out the door and heat them up at work.