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Make Ahead No-Oatsmeal

Some days I’m just tired of eggs for breakfast. I need something else to satiate me for the morning and I just can’t stomach another egg breakfast recipe. Been there? I love oatmeal. It’s so healthy. It lowers cholesterol. Right? ….wrong. I’m not going to debate why I don’t eat oatmeal because it is a better option than many things, but I will list a few cons of eating oatmeal and share with you my alternative Paleo oatmeal recipe!

Cons of Oatmeal: 

  1. Oatmeal is a avenin protein from the prolamine family, which also includes gluten from wheat, rye, barley, and zein, from corn. Avenin causes the same problems as gluten.
  2. Oatmeal rates a 55 on the glycemic index.
  3. It’s very high in phytic acid which blocks the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
  4. ”When you eat Oats, they breakdown to glucose which causes an insulin spike in your blood – if you test your blood glucose an hour after eating Oatmeal, you’ll see a big increase (perhaps as high as 140). Regularly allowing your blood sugar levels to increase like is very damaging to your body (and can also lead to conditions like diabetes).”  – The Paleo Network .

So, out goes my love for oatmeal and in comes an alternative. This recipe was creative for the oatmeal-Paleo-lover in mind! The best part about it is that you can make a large batch ahead and just scoop out of the jar when you would like No Oatsmeal for breakfast!

Unlike traditional oatmeal, this recipe is packed with protein from the nuts, seeds, and the egg yolk (optional). And we all know how important protein is to start out day!

Make Ahead No-Oatsmeal

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Ingredients: 

3 1/2  cups of desired nut/seed mix (use whatever variety you would like!)

(Makes 4 cups or 12 servings)

Optional Add ins: 2 pastured egg yolks, coconut oil, banana, grassfed beef gelatin, almond butter, coconut butter

Topping: maple syrup/honey to taste, extra cinnamon, raw cream or coconut milk

Directions: 

1. Throw the nuts and seeds (don’t add chia seeds or flax seeds if ground already) into a food processor. Pulse a few times till it resembles the size of real oats.

2. Store your No-Oatsmeal in the fridge!

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When Ready to Cook:  

(Makes 1 large serving or 2 small servings and you will be full. This No-Oatsmeal is very filling because it’s very high in protein)

1. When you are ready to eat your No-Oatsmeal, scoop out 2/3 cup of the No-Oatsmeal and add it to a saucepan.

2. Slowly add in 1 cup of coconut milk and heat on medium heat on your stovetop.

3. Stir frequently to prevent burning until the mixture begins to thicken.

4. If adding eggs: while the No-Oatsmeal is getting hot, add 2 egg yolks to a small bowl and whisk. Now add a little of the No-Oatsmeal to the eggs and whisk. This prevents the egg from curdling when you add them to the pot.

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5. Now stir in your egg/No-Oatmeal mixture into the pot. Continue stirring for about a minute. I don’t like to fully cook my egg yolks because they are pastured, but you can cook them a few extra minutes if you would like.

6. Add in spices and optional add-ins.

7. Top with nuts, butter, and maple syrup/honey!

ENJOY!!!

**You can add the seasonings to the seed/nut mix if you would like to save time adding them during cooking. Here is the ratio that you would add: 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 teaspoons of cinnamon, 3 teaspoons of ginger, and 3/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.**

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45 Responses to Make Ahead No-Oatsmeal

  1. Jess @ Crunchy Hot Mama September 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    This looks and sounds delish! My hubby and 3yo are quickly getting tired of eggs every morning, so this is perfect timing. Can’t wait to try it and incorporate it into our breakfast routine…especially with baby #2 on the way any day 😉

  2. norma tumberg September 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Don’t nuts and most seeds contain phytic acid also? Just wondering why you might think nuts and seeds are healthier than oatmeal.

    • The Paleo Mama September 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      Here’s a good article on nuts and phytic acid: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-and-phytic-acid/#axzz2exoUAdls . I agree with it completely. The serving size in this recipe is 1/3 cup…which is probably a handful of a combo of nuts/seeds ground up. You are adding some great nutrition to this by adding the full fat coconut milk and, especially, the egg yolk.

      • Amanda September 16, 2013 at 7:12 am #

        The article suggests that one should not worry about the phytic acid in nuts because nuts should only be eaten as a snack and for main meals or the main source of our nutrients as this recipe provides. How do you get around that?

        • The Paleo Mama September 16, 2013 at 7:59 am #

          It’s all about moderation. Plus, like I said, the recipe is only using 1/3 cup of the nut/seed/coconut flake mix. 1/3 cup IS about a handful. You are mixing in healthy fats and protein WITH the nuts in the recipe. Comes out to be a very balanced meal.

        • Cathy September 18, 2013 at 11:13 am #

          Couldn’t you avoid this issue by soaking raw nuts and then drying/roasting them before making the “no oatmeal”?

          • The Paleo Mama September 18, 2013 at 11:53 am #

            Absolutely! There are things I don’t go into on here (soaking/dehydrating) yet because I have so many new Paleo eaters that are following me. I don’t want to overwhelm them with information. But, definitely, soak and roast them before making them. Most of mine come already roasted.

  3. Kirstin September 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    I’m curiousness to how much fat is in this. From the ingredients it sounds as if the fat would be pretty high!

    • The Paleo Mama September 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      I don’t count fat. Nor am I scared of fat. So, yes, it’s probably pretty high in fat. Fat is good though 😉

  4. Jennifer September 18, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    For those worried about the phytic acid in nuts can soak and dehydrate them like it says here http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/04/21/how-to-make-crispy-nuts-to-reduce-phytic-acid/

    or

    Use sprouted nuts if you can find them.

  5. Angela September 18, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Ah, this is exactly what I have been looking for. We love eggs but really need a break–is there an advantage to adding the yolks or not? I assume it is a texture thing.

    • The Paleo Mama September 18, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      The only advantage is if you want to add in extra protein. You don’t need the egg yolks at all…however I guarantee you that you won’t taste them. It’s just to add extra nutrition.

  6. Robyne Jane September 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    This look delicious, thank you, I just ate something similar, but as its hot I wanted something cold, so I soaked it in coconut milk for half an hour rather than cooking it, it came out like bircher muesli. I think I will try the same thing with your recipe, maybe even soaking it overnight like bircher muesli. Thank you.

  7. Claudia September 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Could you use raw milk vs coconut milk?

    • The Paleo Mama September 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      Yes! But I would use half raw cream, half raw milk!

  8. Annie October 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Hi Paleo Mama…What are your thought on the post workout meal as being protein and carb ? (no fat).
    I’m asking you this question because I do my workouts in the morning on an empty stomach and I’m having a hard time finding a paleo breakfast type that doesn’t have fat… but this recipe sound so good…
    thanks
    Annie

    • The Paleo Mama October 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Why don’t you want fat? Is there a reason you are avoiding this post workout?

      • Annie October 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

        this is the usual info i get when searching about fat in post work out meal : Avoid fat in your immediate post-workout meal; fat will slow nutrient absorption delaying the repair process.

  9. Stacy October 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    I just wanted to share that I used the seed and nut mixture with the coconut, chia and flax as a mix in for my plain Greek yogurt. AWESOME!

    • The Paleo Mama October 31, 2013 at 12:11 am #

      So glad to hear this! I put it on our yogurt too!!!

  10. Aurora November 22, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Hi! Just curious, is the coconut milk that you use from canned coconut milk? Always confused on that.
    Thank you 🙂

  11. Mandy November 22, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    This was AMAZING! Thank you!
    I used raw milk, no cream and found I had to add about 1/4 cup more mix to get it to thicken without the cream. But it was sooooo good 🙂

  12. Audrey December 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    2/4 teaspoon salt? You mean a 1/2 t.?

  13. Michelle February 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    We had the no-oatsmeal this morning without the egg yolk, with half rice milk & half coconut milk plus a small amount of greek yoghurt and it was delicious! Will definitely try it with the egg yolk next time for the extra protein 🙂

  14. Amanda Z February 22, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Have you tried this in a slow cooker? I am trying to find recipes that i can really just toss in the microwave while getting ready for work at 330 in the morning. If I could make this in the crock pot then put in small containers for the week, that would be ideal. Wondering if anyone has tried it.
    Thanks!

    • The Paleo Mama February 24, 2014 at 9:07 am #

      I haven’t made it in the crockpot yet but it might work!

  15. Karen March 13, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    Have made this a few times, using a banana/egg/almond milk – with a little amount of nut mixture and it’s been great, but today it totally separated. Can’t think what I did wrong, thought maybe I’d forgotten the almond butter but not sure I even added that. Would overcooking do it?

  16. Karen March 15, 2014 at 5:40 am #

    Hi, thought had left a comment already but it’s not here. Have made this porridge a few times and it’s been great but made it last week and it seemed to separate and curdle. Can’t remember if I used almond butter on this occasion but one thing I remember doing is adding the egg mixture a bit sooner, do you think I over-cooked it?

    • The Paleo Mama March 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

      I think the egg curdled. You need to mix it in slowly with a bit of the hot oatmeal mix before adding the egg in at the end.

  17. Annie March 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Hi, if I would like to try with gelatin, when would you recommend to add it?
    thanks

    Annie

  18. Tim Moore March 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I received a jar of your No Oatsmeal as a Christmas present from my daughter. YUM. So far, I have made this mix several times–and am making more today. For more variety, the last time I made this I added a small handful of banana chips, which did not affect its deliciousness. Today, I am going to add in raisins. I understand I am adding in more sugars. But, we do not usually add any other sweeteners (maple syrup or honey, etc.)
    Thanks again for a wonderful recipe to keep my Paleo lifestyle going strong!

  19. Frances Suazo January 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    I was reluctant to do this because I’m not really an oatmeal eater but now that I’m trying to eat Paleo, of course–I’m craving it!

    I loved it! It does resemble oatmeal. The crunchiness is awesome. I only scooped out 1/3 cup because it’s a snack for me and heated it up with raw milk. It was delicious. Thank you for posting!

  20. Angela January 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I was wondering if you have ever added blueberries or used almond milk instead if coconut milk?

    • The Paleo Mama January 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

      I’ve used blueberries but never have used almond milk. You could give it a try!

  21. Ashley June 18, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Is there a way to make this ahead for longer storage -e.g. In the freezer and take out to warm up beforehand? Thanks!

  22. LoriJoy July 21, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    If I’m not adding eggs in, can I heat in microwave. Will the nut and coconut (or almond) milk mixture thicken?

  23. Nolana August 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Have you tried to cook this in the microwave? If so, for how long? I am trying to come up with “Instant” “Oatmeal” for my kids in the morning and plan on including dehydrated fruit as well and I don’t want them to have to cook it on the stove top.

    • Jackie Ritz August 18, 2015 at 9:41 am #

      I haven’t tried it in the microwave, but think it might work. Just try a sample to test it out.

  24. Keri K March 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Hello there! I realize this is an older post but I’m newish to Paleo and travel a fair amount and have made this to go with me when it’s impossible to eat properly at a hotel continental breakfast.

    I make this and add all the spices along with dried cherries and blueberries and just use hot water (approx 3/4 cup) and let it thicken for approx. 5 minutes. Easy peasy. I’m sure a microwave would work as well.
    I put the whole amount into a mason jar and just keep it in a cooler or hotel mini fridge.

    So thank you so much for this recipe. It’s saving my bacon. 🙂

  25. Susan Miller April 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    diagnosed allergic to oats and was missing my childhood staple in the worst way. THANK YOU for this alternative!

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