I can now say that I have a top five superfood companies list. Wild Foods ranks VERY highly in that list–almost number one! I never thought I would even have a list because I used to just go by price whenever grocery shopping, but Wild Foods made me discover that it’s important to seek for a brand that offers not only such a beautiful and exotic selection of popular, but high-quality supplements/foods. This company mainly sells coffees, matcha, oils, protein, teas, cocoa powder and even kitchen decors! My sample pack happened to carry this stunning Madagascar vanilla bean powder that I started using 24/7 as soon as I got it! Oh and there is much more for me to praise about Wild Foods, but those will be coming up in the future when I make awesomesauce recipes and reviews of them!
Now why get the Wild Foods vanilla bean powder instead of any standard one? Many reasons! A lot of companies, unfortunately, tend to put an overwhelming amount of additives in their powders, especially added sugar–yikes! The Wild Foods powder is GMO-free, fertilizer-free, chemical free, raw, unrefined, Paleo, vegan, and completely pure–it’s just the Madagascar vanilla bean! Pure vanilla bean is loaded with antioxidants such as B2, iron, fiber, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and other vitamins and minerals that fight inflammation and boost your metabolism and nervous system! So for quality, Wild Foods gets two BIG thumbs up!!
As for taste, the vanilla bean powder is not super strong for my taste buds, but it gives a really nice sweetness depending on how much you use. Half a teaspoon would be a good amount per teaspoon of extract, or you can taste as you go. I personally find it to be a lot cleaner than vanilla extract since there’s no alcohol to make you doozy. I’ve seen my mother dunk an entire BOTTLE of vanilla extract in her banana bread or homemade coconut pancake batter. It still tastes good but it’s scary!
Now you’re probably thinking, “When is this girl going to shut up and just give me the oatmeal recipe?!” I was inspired in quite a special way: say you want to make a cake. You put in the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients, and lastly the sweeteners. After a few hard whisks, you poke your finger in the bowl and do a tongue-dip taste test. It tastes soooooooo good that you take another one, another one, and another one until your realize there’s no more batter to bake! Has that ever happened to you?
For me personally, cake was never the same as cake batter. When you eat a cake you can only have a slice or two–even less! With cake batter, the bowl is all to yourself. That is what my new oatmeal recipe is dedicated to today.
The SUPER secret ingredient that I’ve added to make this cake batter oatmeal extra flavorful without the sugar rush and to give it that cake batter flavor is the Wild Foods vanilla bean powder, of course! You can basically add as little or as much as you want, but it should be enough for it to taste like regular cake batter. Want to make this chocolate cake batter? Add some cocoa/cacao powder! That’s what I would do 🙂
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1-2 TBSP coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp Wild Foods vanilla bean powder
- 1/4 tsp butter extract OR 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 or even 1 whole overripe banana, mashed
- 2/3 cup liquid of choice; I used coconut milk
- Sweetener to taste; I used Stevia but I also recommend maple syrup, honey, or even coconut sugar!
- Opt: peanut flour, cocoa/cacao powder, etc.
- Pour your oats, spices, sweetener and vanilla bean powder in a desired bowl or Mason jar.
- Stir in your liquid ingredients until completely combined.
- Leave in the fridge overnight.
- Open the next morning and mix in the coconut flour well.
- Serve with toppings and enjoy!
For my own preference, I microwaved the oats for about a minute and a half the morning after to let the oats absorb the liquid completely before adding in the coconut flour, but you can just leave it chilled. But now seriously. GET THIS VANILLA BEAN POWDER ASAP!
Link to product: http://www.wildfoods.co/shop/organic-vanilla-powder-wild-vanilla
Full site: http://www.wildfoods.co/
***Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored. All opinions are my own.