Finding a warm, nutritious breakfast that doesn’t involve eggs is hard when you’re on a Primal or Paleo eating plan. Grains make up the staple food of the Standard American Diet, which means oatmeal is definitely out. Unless you find an alternative, that is.
Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint has been a bible of sorts for me since going Primal. Not only is it a manual for how to survive in today’s grainy world, but it’s also chock full of wonderful recipes, many of them breakfast dishes. It was within the sacred pages of this book that I found Oat-Free Oatmeal.
I revised the recipe slightly and formed my own version. Noatmeal, if you will.
- Handful of Pecans
- Handful of Walnuts (or other soft nuts – Macadamia, etc)
- 2 Tbsp. Ground Flax Seed
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- Pinch Nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. Almond Butter
- 1 Ripe Banana, Mashed
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Milk of Choice (Coconut Creamer works great, or Almond Milk)
- Pumpkin Seeds for Garnish
- 1 Handful Raspberries or Blueberries
- Powdered Stevia to Garnish (optional)
Add Nuts, Flax Seed, and Spices to a food processor and pulse until the consistency of a course grain, making sure to stop before it grinds into a powder. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together Almond Milk and Eggs until a custard is formed. Blend together mashed Banana and Almond Butter, adding to custard. Stir in Nut mixture, then gently warm on the Stovetop or in the Microwave, stirring frequently, until it reaches the consistency you like (I prefer mine a bit thick).
If desired, sprinkle on some Powdered Stevia and mix, then top with Pumpkin Seeds and Berries, adding more Milk if that’s how you remember the oatmeal of your childhood.
I had enough left over for the next day – it’s very filling!!Recipe adapted and Photo courtesy of Mark’s Daily Apple. This blog is a part of Allergy Free Wednesdays!