Cauliflower is amazingly versatile. You can cook, roast, bake, steam, puree and make soup out of it. You can even use it as a substitute for rice. But did you know you can also use cauliflower in sweet dishes, and as a substitute for oats?
Wait, what?! Cauliflower in something sweet? You must be crazy.
Yes! While I might be crazy, this dish is actually a really good start to your day. It’s a luscious blend of warmth, texture, and flavours, which gives you a stack of nutrition at the same time.
I like to start my day with something (mildly) sweet and with vegetables incorporated as well. So I usually go for a green smoothie. But sometimes I crave something warm and comforting, but still healthy and loaded with veggies. So this recipe was born.
My father always said don’t knock something until you try it. So give this sweet cauliflower porridge a go and see what you think. You might like it and you’ll have a new recipe to add to your repertoire. Who ever said that breakfast has to be boring, right?
So lets go into the kitchen and make this dish!
Sweet Cauliflower Porridge
- Knife or grate or food proccesor fitted with the S blade
- Cutting board
- Large pan or wok
- 1 Head Cauliflower
- 2-3 Bananas (Really ripe is best)
- 1 tin Coconut milk (I used 300 ML)
- 3 TBspn Coconut oil
- 3-4 TBspn Rasberries (Optional)
- Drizzle Honey or maple syrup (Optional)
- Cut the leaves off your cauliflower
- Cut the cauliflower, including the stem, into fine pieces. You can use a knife for this, grate it on a grater or pulse in a food processor fitted with the S blade. I used the knife because it is less washing up, but be warned that your kitchen bench will be full of cauliflower when you are done.
- Add the 3 tbspn of coconut oil into a big pan or wok and bake the raw cauliflower pieces until they are golden and toasted. This takes a while, but this step definitely adds a lot of toasted flavour, so I highly recommend you do this.
- When golden, add in the coconut milk and stir. Add in as much or as little as you like. If you like your porridge a little more runny, add more coconut milk. If you like it thicker, simply use less. I used 300 ml.
- Peel and slice the bananas and add to the porridge.First, add in 2. Stir and taste. If you want more banana, simply add in a third. Cook this for a minute or two.
- Add to a bowl and top with raspberries. If you like, you can also add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.Enjoy!