Apple Pie Gluten Free Cooked Grains

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About ten years ago Tina started a detox with a colleague who practices Chinese Medicine.  Combining his expertise with Tina’s in Functional Medicine, the program was referred to as an “East Meets West” sort of philosophy.  Chinese medicine teaches that warmer foods are better to have in the morning in order to avoid shocking the system with something like cold cereal or yogurt; Functional Medicine celebrates the health benefits of gluten free oats, millet, buckwheat and amaranth, which are full of fiber, nutrients and protein, all with a lower glycemic index.  So here we are with a perfect East-meets-West breakfast that satisfies both philosophies, and will start your day right on a chilly fall morning.

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Tina’s tip: top this oatmeal with walnuts for a boost of good fat and protein… not to mention a satisfying crunch.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup amaranth seed
1/4 cup millet
1/4 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
1 cinnamon stick
4 dates chopped
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 apples cubed

Directions:

Add all ingredients to the crockpot the night before. Turn on low and it’s ready the next morning.

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7 thoughts on “Apple Pie Gluten Free Cooked Grains

    • Hi Malzymillo,
      I’ve never tried cooked sorghum in a cereal form. It sounds delicious. I’ve used it as a flour in muffins before and love the taste. Thank you so much for the suggestion and thank you for following!

  1. Great site. You gave a name to the kind of cooking I came up with after 12 years of study on holistic nutrition. This post could’ve been one of mine on my other blog (where everything is free of gluten, sugar, dairy), although I’d try to stick to one or two grains for easier digestion:

    myholistictable.wordpress.com

    I talk about cold foods on the How to Eat page. You would love Paul P’s book, if you’re not familiar. I mention it on the blog. =)

    Keep up the great blogging.

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