This simple breakfast is one of my all-time favorite meals to have a cold morning. It’s quick and really to make and it really hits the spot!
This “oatmeal” isn’t actually made with oats or any other grains, though you could add them if you wanted a non-paleo version. I like to make this oat free because eating oats often gives me a blood sugar surge that often results in a crash. Oatmeal never seemed to fill me up either. All I can say about that is it’s really unpleasant for myself and those around me when this happens. My Fiance even dubbed it “hangry”. Nuff said.
Another reason I have avoided grains in this recipe is because they are relatively inflammatory due to the phytic acid content. Phytic acid is a compound that blocks the absorption of key minerals like zinc, magnesium, and copper so I try to limit my intake of grains. Ancient cultures who consumed grains were known to soak their oats overnight because they knew this made them easier to digest. Soaking removes most of the phytic acid and makes the oats less inflammatory. So, if you want to make this with oats, you need to soak them overnight!
This paleo version doesn’t have exactly the same mouth-feel as traditional oatmeal but I find it to be a perfect replacement. The texture is fluffy without that chewiness oatmeal tends to have. I actually prefer the flavor and texture of this recipe. In fact, I would even say that this coconut paleo oatmeal has a very similar flavor to my coconut custard cake! If you haven’t tried THAT recipe, I highly recommend you do so immediately.
Coconut Paleo Oatmeal Recipe- The Ingredients
I hope you like coconut because this is almost ALL coconut ingredients.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
• 2 cups Coconut Milk– Full fat canned or homemade like I showed in the video. This healthy alternative to dairy milk is rich in fats and makes the oatmeal creamy without toxic ingredients like carrageenan and D2.
• 4 TB Coconut Flour– High in protein, this healthy flour alternative is what gives the oatmeal a fluffy texture. This is my favorite coconut flour.
• 4 TB Finely Shredded Coconut Flakes- I like to use finely shredded coconut because it offers the best texture. Shredded coconut will give you long lasting energy! (you can sub 2 TB chia seeds for this part…it’s veeery good!)
• 1-2 Mashed Bananas– this ingredient offers a mild sweetness to the oatmeal as well as a creamy texture.
• Toppings like nuts, seeds, fresh/dried fruit, or almond butter
• Spices like cardamom, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, or a very small pinch of allspice.
• Superfoods like cacao, maca, or baobab powder.
Coconut Paleo Oatmeal- Loving Preparation
1. Begin by adding the full fat coconut milk to a saucepan on low heat.
2. Next add in the coconut flour and shredded coconut
3. Stir often to mix. You’ll notice that the mixture quickly thickens. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add more coconut milk as desired to achieve the consistency you like.
4. Next, add in the mashed banana and stir to mix.
5. Serve up and add your favorite toppings!
Check out my paleo oatmeal video tutorial below 🙂
[yumprint-recipe id=’11’]How Long Does Paleo Oatmeal Last?
Well, if you can keep yourself from eating the whole thing, It will last about 3 days in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. The bananas may discolor a bit, but the flavor will be the same!
All you need to do to reheat it is throw it in a sauce pan and add a little coconut milk to fluff it up.
Homemade Thick Coconut Milk
For this recipe I make my own coconut milk.
Here’s how to make your own:
1. Add 2 cups of finely finely shredded coconut to a high speed blender.
2. Next add 3-4 cups of boiling water. (The water must be VERY hot in order to emulsify the fat and make the milk smooth)
3. Add in a splash of vanilla extract and a glug of coconut nectar (or the sweetener of your choice like raw honey, coconut sugar, or maple syrup)
4. Add in a pinch of Himalayan salt (I forgot to mention this in the video)
5. Blend until smooth!
You will notice that this is pretty thick! If you are using it for drinking, you will need to strain it with a nut milk bag. For this recipe though, I used it unstrained.
For more paleo oatmeal recipes look below!
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