Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning? Oatmeal is one of those foods most of us probably grew up eating for breakfast before school and continued to eat later into our adult years. It makes for a healthy, comforting and filling light meal or snack (particularly if you add nutrient-dense foods such as nuts, berries and butters).
It contains nutrient-dense foods containing healthy fats and fiber such as coconut and flaxseeds as well as carbs for energy and antioxidants in the form of a banana and berries.
However, if you’re following a paleo or grain-free diet, meaning “No Oats Allowed!”, you may find yourself missing your morning bowl of creamy oatmeal. Gluten-free eaters have the option of choosing gluten-free oats, however many GF eaters may also be grain-free by way of avoiding any cross-contamination or determining possible food intolerances.
If you find yourself still craving a hot bowl of oats, try out this version of “N’Oatmeal” – oatmeal without the oats! This recipe for N’Oatmeal is grain-free, Paleo, gluten-free “oatmeal”.
It contains nutrient-dense foods containing healthy fats and fiber such as coconut and flaxseeds as well as carbs for energy and antioxidants in the form of a banana and berries. Sneak in some extra veggies by adding a puree mix of butternut or acorn squash.
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup of water (or more if mixture is too thick)
- ¼ cup of Coconut flour
- ¼ cup of Shredded coconut, fine
- 1/2 banana, mashed up
- pinch of ginger
- ½ cup of squash pureed, butternut/acorn or zucchini! (Optional)
- Oatmeal toppings as you wish (raisins, nut butter, seeds, etc.)
- Mix the coconut milk, water, flour and coconut in a small saucepan over high heat until it comes to a boil; reduce heat to low and let simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring through as needed;
- Take the pan off the heat and add in banana and squash puree; stir through until combined. Add pinch of ginger (an anti-inflammatory ingredient!) and stir gently.