Sometimes those pregnancy cravings strike like lightening, am I right?!
And, the resulting recipes can either be a stroke of brilliance, or a kitchen urban legend that gets passed on at baby showers for the rest of your life.
I think this recipe is in the brilliant category, AND its secret ingredient gives it added protein and creaminess, without dairy! THIS makes my heart happy, after the many years we spent dairy free for our kids’ health.
Why apricots? Because I have been looking into foods that support pregnant women and apricots give vitamin A, some fiber, and sweetness that we all need in our lifestyle. A little goes a long way here, and I don’t think you will miss ANY flavor because dicing them up gives you a little bit in every bite without adding too many carbs.
Want to watch me cook these up in my kitchen? See it here on Instagram!
The full recipe can be found below.
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- 3 unsulfured, dried, apricots diced up
- 1/2 Cup, dry, rolled oats
- 1 1/2 Cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon Pure Monk Fruit Extract Powder, or use any sweetener you love to taste.
- Pinch of Nutmeg, we get ours from here or here
- Pinch of Mineral Salt, from here or here
- 1/4 teaspoon Apricot Extract, from here or here
- 1/4 Cup Liquid Egg Whites, either carton or fresh
- Dice the dry apricots as small as you’d like. Add them to the pot along with all other ingredients EXCEPT apricot extract and liquid egg whites.
- Boil for a few minutes, stirring well and watching for boiling over (ask me how I know). Then, turn off the heat.
- Add 1/4 Cup liquid egg whites once the heat has been off for a few minutes, but it is still hot, stirring constantly while pouring them in slowly so that they do not become scrambled but emulsify into the oatmeal and provide a creamy texture.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of Apricot extract last, and allow the oatmeal to continue to sit and thicken up for about 10 minutes.
- Enjoy with some additional protein if desired, and if you follow the Trim Healthy Plan this falls into an E meal setting.