They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while I might argue with that idea, I can definitely get behind a big bowl of steaming paleo oatmeal.
It’s warm, it’s comforting, and it’s just the breakfast I need to get me through the cold winter months. The base of this paleo breakfast cereal is a nutritious blend of almond flour and coconut, but the best part is that the topping combinations are endless! Which just means that you can eat it day after day and never tire of it.
It takes minute to prepare, and I’m also sharing an easy option for meal prepping it ahead of time as well. Read below for my tips, tricks, and the paleo oatmeal recipe!
Is Oatmeal Paleo?
Traditional oatmeal is a no-no on the Paleo diet. Unless you’re making this paleo oatmeal recipe. 🙂
Oats are a grain, which means you can’t have regular oatmeal on the paleo diet.
But luckily, you can make a grain-free version of “oats” that you’ll find just as warming and comforting!
How To Make Paleo Oatmeal
This paleo diet oatmeal is so easy to make! And if you’ve got a stocked paleo kitchen, you probably already have everything that you need in your pantry:
- Almond milk
- Almond flour
- Shredded coconut
- Flaxseed meal
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla extract
- Sea salt
Simply heat all of the ingredients together over the stove until they are warm thickened to the consistency of oatmeal. The amounts of everything are on the recipe card below.
The hardest part? Deciding what you’re going to top it with… (Hint: I share my favorite topping ideas for paleo hot cereal below!)
Can You Make Paleo Hot Cereal Nut-Free?
Yes, you can! Simply replace the almond flour with sunflower seed meal (or ground sunflower seeds), and replace the almond milk with coconut milk.
Should You Use The Stove Or The Microwave?
You can do either! Many people following a paleo diet prefer the stove, but you can make this paleo hot cereal recipe in the microwave if you’d like.
Either way, it takes just a few minutes of heating, until thickened.
Toppings For Paleo Oatmeal
The best part about paleo hot cereal is definitely the toppings! You can top your paleo oatmeal with whatever you please, but I always like to include a little something sweet (date paste, fresh fruit, etc.). Add some chopped nuts for a little extra crunch.
And don’t be afraid of trying out savory oats! It sounds a little strange at first, but it’s so good. A fried egg is always a great choice, and then add a little flavor like salsa, chopped avocado, or sauerkraut!
Here are some topping ideas:
- Cinnamon + apples
- Cacao nibs
- Paleo coconut granola
- Shredded carrots + date paste + cinnamon = carrot cake!
- Almond butter + bacon (!)
- Paleo caramel + sliced banana
- Fresh fruit + honey
- Fried egg + raw sauerkraut
Can You Make Paleo Oatmeal Ahead?
The best way to make your “oatmeal” ahead of time is to mix up the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut, flaxseed meal, and salt) and portion into individual servings.
When you’re ready to eat, you can simply heat up the almond flour mixture with the wet ingredients (almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract). Breakfast is ready!
Another option is to make a bigger batch of the paleo oatmeal and then store it in the refrigerator. But just like regular oatmeal, this can sometimes lead to a gummy texture that many find undesirable. It really depends on your personal preference.
What Do You Eat For Breakfast On the Paleo Diet?
Beyond this paleo oatmeal recipe, there are so many other options for paleo breakfasts. And while eggs may come to your mind first, there are plenty of savory AND sweet breakfast options on the paleo diet.
I love starting the day with paleo granola and/or smoothies, but if I’m in the savory mood, eggs always hit the spot. Sometimes if I’m not super hungry, I’ll just keep it simple with some fresh berries and a handful of nuts.
And if I want a full-on brunch? Always Paleo Eggs Benedict. Here are a few of my favorite paleo breakfast recipes:
The Best Paleo Oatmeal Recipe:
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The Best Paleo Oatmeal Recipe
Learn how to make paleo oatmeal in just a few minutes, with 6 ingredients! This EASY paleo oatmeal recipe comes with 7 ideas for topping your paleo diet oatmeal, too.
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- 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup Blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon Flaxseed meal
- 1 teaspoon Coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- See post above for ideas!
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Place all ingredients, except toppings, in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened.
Top with desired toppings and serve.
Serving size: 1 bowl
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
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I was no expecting this to be so delicious! Just excellent! Thank you so much for sharing!
Wow! This is absolutely delicious! Better than regular oatmeal.
Dare I say this is better than actual oatmeal?? Oats and I don’t get along, but even if we did I would still pick this recipe. It will be on a regular breakfast roation for me!
This is so awesome! Amazing how versatile the paleo diet really is.
Mmmm, I really did miss porridge on paleo. This was a great replacement!
I love oatmeal! This was so delicious and balanced ♥
What a great idea! Oatmeal is the perfect winter breakfast and this looks so easy to make. I especially like the almond butter and bacon topping idea. Just what this oatmeal needs to set it apart from the norm.
Love this oatmeal!!
The perfect dish to start off my day right! So easy to make and so delicious!
I’m so glad I found your recipe. My family eats oats often and this is a great idea as I’m changing my eating habits.
I love your topping ideas. One for each day? 😉
Nice oatmeal recipe! I’d eat the oatmeal with a soft boiled egg.