One of the hardest things about going Paleo is giving up those hearty grains. And during the winter, just the thought of leaving the house without first having a hot bowl of oatmeal makes some of us start to consider hibernation. But before you climb back into bed forever, know that a hearty morning Paleo breakfast is still on the table. Oatmeal can still exist in your life... even without oats.
It may sound like magic, but trust us, this isn’t about sprinkling fairy dust into your bowl. There are a few different Paleo oatmeal alternatives to keep that hearty bowl a part of your mornings, and they're all pretty damn delicious.
Finally, there’s a seat on the overnight oats bandwagon for Paleo people. Packed with chia seeds, coconut, almond butter, and fresh raspberries, this Paleo take on overnight oats might even beat the original.
Want to start your morning with a breakfast that tastes like mom’s apple pie? All you need is a food processor or immersion blender to make this cinnamon apple oatmeal. Add some cashews for a little extra crunch, and sweeten with banana slices and dates. You’ll feel full of love... without being full of grains.
When life gives you sweet potatoes, make... oatmeal! It turns out this is one of the sweetest and most delicious forms of our beloved little tuber. The “potat-oat” base gets even sweeter when topped with bananas, dates, and a dollop (or five) of raw almond butter.
If your diet resembles that of a hungry squirrel on the eve of winter, this is the perfect overnight oatless oatmeal for you. With almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, and pumpkin seeds, you can start your day with all the protein.
Can’t find five minutes in your morning to throw together a breakfast? We’ve got good news—you can wake up; whip up this simple, warm, nutty porridge; and still have time to brush your teeth. You basically have no excuse not to throw together this coconut flax bowl on your way out the door.
This pudding is everything we want in our morning—in one bowl. This super-simple recipe combines chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, and chai to give you the sensation of drinking your favorite spiced beverage... with a spoon.
Filled with sweet banana, warm cinnamon, sea salt, and soft coconut butter, this creamy sweet treat tastes more like pudding than porridge. The best part? You can whip it up for breakfast (or dessert) in just a few minutes.
Most oatmeal tastes a lot better than it looks. But step aside, brown, lumpy mush—here’s a porridge that gets an A+ on taste and presentation. Sweetened with strawberries and coconut, this pretty-in-pink oatmeal is bringing sexy back to the breakfast table.
Blueberries and cashew butter baked into a warm, gooey crumble? OK, so it’s not quite porridge. Call it what you will—this dish is prime Paleo brunching material.
It doesn’t have to be December to bust out the gingerbread. Flavor this nutty porridge with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, and sweeten it with maple syrup—because you can! This oatmeal alternative is so good, Santa might even go Paleo for it.
Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? Don’t be fooled by the fact that this dish tastes like dessert—the sneaky spaghetti squash and carrots in here give you a healthy dose of veggies in each bowl.
Don’t think we’d forget about savory oatmeal
. This creamy cauliflower porridge makes for a hearty and flavorful meal at any time of day. To top it off, go HAM on the savory pesto and crunchy pine nuts.
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