Cauliflower coconut and apple ‘oatmeal’

Cauliflower has become my new favourite breakfast vegetable. It works so well both sweet and savoury.

I had leftover ‘cauliflower mash’ and woke thinking something warming was in order, but that I didn’t need the carbs of quinoa or oats. The creaminess of the cauliflower and coconut paired perfectly with the slight crunch from the apple, while the egg whites made this a substantial feed.

1/2 cauliflower
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1 ts natural peanut butter
2 tb cashews
1 apple, grated
1 1/2c egg whites

  1. Cook the cauliflower until soft (3-4mins in microwave).
  2. Place in a blender with the coconut milk, nuts and nut butter and blend.
  3. Stop at this point and you’ve got creamy rich mash.
  4. Place the mixture in a small non-stick frying pan and stir in the egg whites and apple.
  5. Continue to stir as if it where scrambled eggs until the egg whites are just cooked.
  6. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup.

Image: Ian Britton

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book