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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

OVERNIGHT CHIA CINNAMON "OATMEAL"



OVERNIGHT CHIA CINNAMON “OATMEAL” 

A most unusual recipe but if you close your eyes while eating this, you will think you are eating oatmeal.  I like sprinkling cinnamon on top and stirring some of it into this porridge.  Serve hot and add a teaspoon or two of extra almond milk before eating. Yummy! This is an amazing informative link about Chia seeds; sounds exciting!  I'm new to this. Apparently one can find white chia seeds as well.  That might be esthetically more pleasing for some.  I love this Cinnamon "Oatmeal".  I usually whip it up the night before, hence the name.  I can't tell the difference between this and oatmeal other than the odd color of it.

Note:  In reality, you don't have to wait for this overnight.  Within an hour or two of refrigeration, it's ready to eat and enjoy.  The Chia seeds I used are black seeds and the make is Bob's Red Mill.  Apparently one has to be careful which brand one buys.

In addition, you can play with this recipe. The reason being even for me, this recipe is a recipe in progress.  I think actually you can use only 2 tbsp Chia seeds...see if you prefer that...chances are the end product will be softer as all the seeds will swell with the moisture.  Or, you could simply add 2/3 cup almond milk instead of 1/2 cup...things like that!  You will find your perfect sweet spot for this rather interesting recipe.  HERE is another informative LINK.  

1/cup ricotta cheese (125 mL)
1/cup almond milk (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 1/cup (60 mL)
  sugar
2 tbsp powdered erythritol (30 mL)
3 tbsp Chia seeds (45 mL) OR 2 tbsp (30 mL) ...see which you prefer!
Generous cinnamon sprinkle 
A little extra almond milk or heavy cream

In small, square casserole dish, combine ricotta cheese and almond milk.  Whisk with fork until well combined and add in liquid sweetener and erythritol; mix again.  Stir in Chia seeds.  Refrigerate overnight.  Place a serving in a cereal bowl and nuke in the microwave oven until hot.  Stir in a little almond milk (not much), OR whipping cream (nice and rich!) and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Stir the cinnamon in a little and leave some on top.  Enjoy!


Yield:  2 servings
1 serving
215.2 calories
11.9 g protein
9.4 g fat
7.6 g fiber

4.5 g net carbs 


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