Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food that is difficult to sacrifice when eating a paleo diet. Thanks to this porridge-esque substitute, however, you won’t miss it for long! Made with healthful ingredients like coconut milk, coconut flour, shredded coconut, and eggs, this paleo oatmeal is filling and delicious!
“Paleo Oatmeal with Coconut
This oat-free breakfast porridge hits the spot when you are craving a warm, nourishing bowl of oatmeal without the oats. Because oats are a grain, they are excluded from the Paleo diet as well as other grain-free protocols.
As a matter of fact, oats a relatively inflammatory food because it contains a very large amount of phytic acid, a compound that blocks the absorption of minerals in the body. This is why traditional cultures who consumed oats, like the Gaelic people studied by Weston Price, soaked their oats overnight to make their daily oatmeal more digestible and less inflammatory.
The texture of this paleo oatmeal is softer and less “chewy” than true oatmeal, but I feel like it is a delicious and healthy substitute. Feel free to adorn this faux-oatmeal with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, butter or coconut oil, dried fruit, and chopped nuts.
Paleo Oatmeal: The Ingredients
Coconut flour – Rich in healthy fats and protein, coconut flour provides the base for the paleo oatmeal. At first, the mixture will look too thin, but the coconut flour absorbs a great deal of liquid and thickens the “oatmeal.” Get coconut flour here or at your health food store.
Finely Shredded Coconut – Use only finely shredded coconut, which you can find here or at your health food store. You can also whirl large shredded coconut in a food processor until it resembles coarse sand and use that.”