Before changing over to a Primal/Paleo lifestyle I ate a bowl of oatmeal every day. I never knew that one of my “healthy” meal options was actually helping make me sicker. After finding out I had EoE, I went on an elimination diet (I followed Paleo and/or Primal guidelines strictly for about 60 days). I discovered I am allergic to gluten containing items, dairy, and I do not respond well to any other grains. Gluten free grains such as: brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa, buckwheat and I do not play well together. So I no longer eat oats in any form.
So the problem is, sometimes I really just want a hot bowl of oatmeal. I guess there is something about that warm bowl in the mornings, with sliced banana on top, that I just have a hankering for here and there. I started playing around with my nut crumble (I use as a base for many recipes) and viola! My Paleo friendly Oat Free “Oatmeal” was born! It’s quick, easy, and Oh So Delightful! It honestly reminds me of the ole Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal I grew up on as a kid. So if you’re searching for an oatmeal replacement stop right here and check my “Oatmeal” recipe out!
Paleo Oat Free “Oatmeal”
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pecans
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure maple syrup (optional- gives it that maple brown sugar effect)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (add more if needed to reach desired consistency)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions for Nut Mixture
- Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse until they reach desired size (I pulse mine till they look like granola pieces/size of oats)
- Pour nuts into large mixing bowl and add spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and sea salt. Stir till combined well.
- If not planning to eat a bowl of “oatmeal” right away put nut mixture into an air tight container and store in refrigerator or freezer. (I store mine in the fridge to eat from throughout the week.)
Instructions for creating a Bowl of “Oatmeal”
- Place almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla into a small pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
- Stir in 1 cup of nut mixture, and reduce heat to medium.
- Cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon mixture into a bowl, top with fruit, and serve!
If you like this one check out my Nola recipe for a great cereal and granola replacement!