**Updated** Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
A delicious and easy Paleo oatmeal alternative that mimics the texture and taste of the traditional dish without the grains or guilt.
This is not your standard ‘oatmeal’ loaded with oats. Instead, this 5-minute morning breakfast recipe is filled with grain and dairy-free alternatives that mimic the traditional dish, so you don’t have to worry about the mid-morning crash, bloat, and heaviness that ensues.
This easy to make dish is perfect for a quick morning breakfast, afternoon pick me ups or a post-workout snack.
There are so many ways you can switch up the flavor profiles to this dish. Add your favorite grain-free granola, fresh fruit, nut butter, or eat as is!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your grain-free oatmeal turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Oatmeal
Enjoy this 5-minute grain-free nutrient-dense breakfast oatmeal for a quick morning breakfast or post-workout snack!
1. In a small bowl, mash the banana.
2. Next, combine the coconut milk, almond flour, shredded coconut, almond butter (optional), and ground cinnamon with the mashed banana for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
Tip: Almond butter is optional and can either be omitted completely or replace with cashew or sunflower butter.
3. Microwave for one minute and thirty seconds. Carefully remove from microwave and enjoy!
Tip: Top with grain-free granola and/or fresh fruit to switch up the flavor profiles and add additional textures.
How to Store Paleo Oatmeal
Prep your oatmeal the night before and store it in the fridge. Take it out and warm it up the next morning. The banana may oxidize, causing the color to change. This is normal. This oatmeal is best eaten right away.
Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Oatmeal
Microwave – The microwave is essential for making this a quick morning meal. If you are on the fence about microwaving food or don’t own one, you can easily bring this dish together on the stove in a small pot over low heat. (Just make sure to stir occasionally to avoid burning).
More Paleo Breakfast Ideas
Sweet Potato Oatmeal – Just like this oatmeal you will not find grains, but a sweet potato base topped with almond butter and grain-free granola!
Low-Carb Egg Wraps – Wrap your hands around this low carb tortilla replacement for tomorrow’s breakfast burrito!
Omelet Waffles – Yes, you read that right! I dare you to try these nutrient-dense egg-based waffles!
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Oatmeal
Coconut Milk – Coconut milk can be swapped out with equal parts of almond milk in this recipe.
Almond Flour – The almond flour binds this dish together to give it its oatmeal consistency.
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – The shredded coconut gives this dish it’s ‘grainy’ feel much like the traditional texture.
Almond Butter – Almond is optional is this dish, although I love the boosted nutty flavor it provides. You can either omit it completely or swap it out for equal parts cashew and sunflower butter as desired.
Ground Cinnamon – There are three different types of cinnamon believe it or not, but the most common one is Ceylon.
- In a small bowl, mash the banana.
- Next, combine the coconut milk, almond flour, shredded coconut, almond butter (optional), and ground cinnamon with the mashed banana for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Microwave for one minute and thirty seconds. Carefully remove from microwave and enjoy!
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.