Here is a quick and easy breakfast that is low-carb and grain-free. This faux- oatmeal is made from grinding various nuts, unsweetened coconut shreds, and your choice of spices and sweetener. I absolutely love this Nutty Oatmeal because it has the same texture and warmth that you get from oatmeal, without the carbs and grains. But the biggest selling point is the full-factor. When I have this for breakfast it leaves me satisfied for several hours by itself. I am never left hungry after a hearty bowl of this “oatmeal.” Try this out and see for yourself.
The original recipe from The Paleo Mom called for almonds. I used walnuts and pecans instead but you can refer to the original recipe above if you would like to use almonds. When I made this the first time, I did not have pumpkin seeds so I left it out and it was still delicious.
This is a great make-ahead breakfast that can be prepared ahead of time and warmed the next day or you can make individual servings and package them for the week.
This is my packaged oatmeal and I added 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. You can add any spices you want. Fresh berries, mashed bananas, golden raisins, or cooked down apples would all make a nice addition to this oatmeal. Carb count will be more if adding fruit. I used one packet of Truvia instead of honey or maple syrup. If using maple or honey, add those carbs to the net carb count.
Nutty “Oatmeal” recipe
1/4 c. Walnuts
1/4 c. Pecans
2 T. Pumpkin seeds (optional)
1 T. Ground flaxseed
1/4 c. Unsweetened coconut shreds
1 Pkt. Truvia or 2 tsp of sweetener of choice ( honey, maple syrup)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. Hot water
1. Process coconut, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed together in a blender or food processor until finely ground and blade starts to seize.
2. Heat water in the microwave (about a minute). Pour into a microwave-safe bowl and mix in honey if using.
3. Stir ground nuts into hot water.
4. Heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir once more.
This information is based on the products I used. For accurate information, please refer to the labels on your products regarding nutrition and allergen warnings.
NET CARBS: 6