I made one of our favorites for breakfast on this beautiful Saturday morning and thought I'd share it with anyone who might like to try it. It's simple, all natural, delicious and totally ITAL. Can't beat that! Here's what you will need:
3 Ripe Bananas
1 cup Organic Coconut Milk
2 cups Pure Filtered Water
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (I usually use freshly ground, but was out of it today)
1/2 teaspoon freshly Ground Nutmeg
2 tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour (organic if you have it)
1/2 cup Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk
Organic Raw Cane Sugar (about 4 teaspoons)
The first thing you want to do is mash the bananas with a fork.
Next, you are going to mix in the Coconut Milk. When you first open the can of Coconut Milk (if you're not using a whole, fresh coconut), it is going to be separated., especially if you are using Organic (because they do not add anything to prevent it). Generally, the top of the can is going to be almost like butter (but white), and the water is underneath. In this case, I scooped all of the "coconut butter" out into a DIFFERENT bowl, then poured the coconut water in ... basically, be sure to empty the ENTIRE can into a DIFFERENT bowl, and mix that thoroughly before you measure out your 1 cup for the porridge. Once you have completely combined the Coconut Milk in a separate bowl, measure out 1 cup and add it to your mashed bananas. Add 2 cups of Pure Filtered Water. Stir the bananas, water and Coconut Milk until completely blended (or mix it with a hand blender) and add it to a pan.
This is the important and long part. Bring it to a boil, but be sure you are stirring it constantly with a wooden spoon (or bamboo if you're like me!). Once you bring it to a boil, turn the heat down to just a simmer. Go ahead and make sure you are comfy because you're going to be at the stove for about 30 minutes (unless you have stirring helpers like me).
You're going to want it to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't stick. Meanwhile, in a screw top jar, combine the Whole Wheat Flour and the Soy Milk and shake it vigorously to mix.
After the bananas, coconut milk and water have been simmering for 15 minutes, add the contents of the screw top jar, the cinnamon and the nutmeg to the pot. Continue to cook and stir for another 10 to 15 minutes to thicken.
When the consistency is as you would like it, turn the heat off and serve. Dish this out into four bowls, and sprinkle about a teaspoon of Raw Sugar on top of each serving. Maybe grind a bit more cinnamon on top and serve to smiling faces!
Enjoy! ITAL is VITAL ...