What? A sandwich? For a girl that rarely eats bread of any kind... a sandwich is a rare thing to find on my plate. Yes, I do keep a loaf of gluten-free bread stashed in the freezer for rare BBQd burger emergencies, however it is not something I normally would even think to eat. I have never really been a bread eater since I gave up my breadmaker before moving onto our sailboat several years ago. And since I have been gluten free, the options there are really very limited in appeal.
But for some reason, peanut butter and honey was calling to me. I cannot recall the last time I ate honey and I certainly don't remember the last time I ate bread. I prefer my low-carb flatbreads or tortillas to bread (cauliflower base) but that was not going to cut it with peanut butter and honey.
Okay... what to do? I knew I needed something bready. In the past I might have tried to make something with coconut flour or almond flour, but I am trying to limit my fat intake these days so those were not options for me.
I always have a bag of gluten-free oats in the cupboard so I tossed about a cupful into the food processor and ground them on high for several minutes. I am a bit afraid of burning out the motor on the food processor so I occasionally turn it off... not really sure if that does any good, but overall I think it took about five minutes of grinding to end up with coarse oat flour.
I measured some into a bowl and added almond milk one spoonful at a time until I got a consistency I thought I could work with, added a few grains of stevia and a sprinkle of cinnamon and put it into a hot pan on the stove to cook.
After a few minutes, I was pleasantly surprised that it was solid enough to flip... so I cooked the other side for a few minutes more and then removed it to a plate to cool. I was eager to try it so while it cooled I mixed up some PB2 and looked for some honey. I was pretty sure The Captain had some stashed in the pantry and I actually found 3 different kinds. I chose a liquid honey for my treat. Then I cut the flatbread into quarters and slathered each piece with PB2 and drizzle of honey and a shake of cinnamon, and sat down with a cup of coffee to enjoy my experiment.
And I realized, because the bread was still warm, it was fairly pliable... I could use this as a wrap... perhaps. More ideas came immediately to mind, and so today, I am made myself another for breakfast and enjoyed it with some ham slices and an egg. I folded it over and ate it like a sandwich. Instead of stevia and cinnamon, I put a sprinkling of Italian Seasoning into the batter. Delicious!
It was tempting to take the bread from the pan too quickly. Don't do this... you want the oats flour to cook completely or it will taste like raw oats... not my favorite taste at all. And it will also be too soft and doughy.
Quick Oatflour Flatbread
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 3 Tbs almond milk
- seasonings of choice
- If you need to grind your own oats into oat flour, do that before you measure the flour. Otherwise place the oat flour into a medium bowl.
- Add the almond milk and seasonings and mix well.
- Let sit for a couple of minutes to make sure the milk is completely absorbed by the flour.
- Lightly coat a pan with non-stick spray and heat on MEDIUM.
- Add the batter to the pan and spread into a circle about 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Do not spread too thin.
- Allow to cook about 4 or 5 minutes.
- Flip over and cook second side 3 or 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve as desired.
Per whole recipe without toppings.
Weight Watchers Smart Points = 2.
Saturated Fat 0g
I used Only Oats and unsweetened orginal Almond Dream. The N.I. is going to depend on the ingredients you choose.
Place the batter into a heated pan and spread into a circle about 5 or 6 inches in diameter.
Cook several minutes and then flip and cook second side.
Enjoy with your favorite toppings for a quick and gluten-free treat.
I am not really a fan of hard crackers, but if you are, you could easily toast this Quick Oatflour Flatbread in the oven for a few minutes to bake it, or perhaps even try toasting it.
What do you think? PB and honey or PB and jam?