Monday, March 24, 2014

Tubby Toast is Yummy! {Caul-O-Meal}

When my sister and I were younger, we used to love eating Malt-o-Meal. We only ate the chocolate variety and we always made it in the microwave, but it was kind of a tradition for us to make it together.

We'd measure out the ingredients carefully, add a little bit of extra milk because we liked it really creamy, and stir everything together. We'd then put the bowls into the microwave and watch them turn around in circles, stopping to stir every so often, making sure they didn't cook over the sides and make a big mess to clean up.

We were always very careful.

One day though, we got a bit distracted. We were busy watching TV, the children's show Teletubbies, to be exact. On the show, the brightly colored creatures were busy cooking breakfast. They pushed buttons on the wall of their house, and started eating tubby toast. That's when we remembered our own breakfast, turning round and round in the microwave...

We rushed to open the door, expecting to see a huge, chocolatey mess waiting for us - but what we saw instead made us crack up with laughter! When we finally got ourselves together, we pulled the bowls out of the microwave and picked up our... tubby toast! Apparently, when you over-cook chocolate Malt-o-Meal, it becomes tubby toast.

We threw it away and started over, but we always referred to our chocolatey breakfast cereal as tubby toast from that day on.

And the other day, I got a craving for tubby toast.

I thought and thought, perused the internet and checked out the contents of my fridge. I finally decided on cauliflower for the base, with a bit of coconut for added texture, and, of course, cacao.

So, without further delay, here's a super yummy, filling, warming and chocolatey breakfast recipe for you. Enjoy!

Caul-o-Meal

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cauliflower puree
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Sweetener of choice to taste
  • Dash of sea salt
Method:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook on medium heat until heated through.
  2. Serve hot with additional milk if desired.

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