March 11, 2014

Creamy Paleo "Oatmeal" (Breakfast, Paleo, GAPS, SCD)

I used to eat a lot of oatmeal before I gave up grains. It was pretty much my breakfast staple. I used to really miss it, but not as much anymore. That being said, yesterday I had a craving for some warm oatmeal so I set out to come up with a reasonable, grain-free alternative. And this my friends is what I came up with. This one has no added sweeteners and pairs well with many different toppings so you have a lot of options. It is also really easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes.

In other exciting news I am officially done CCU call forever! Now many of you probably have no idea what this means but for my fellow residents out there I am sure you can understand my excitement. The countdown until I am done with in-house call forever is officially on. I can't wait! July 1 can't come soon enough if you ask me. And it's finally getting warm outside again. Yep things are looking up my friends.


2 ripe organic bananas 
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk (use this brand
4 TBSP coconut butter/cream/concentrate (I use this kind
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (find it here

1/2 tsp ground organic cinnamon (I like this kind
Pinch sea salt 

2/3 cup finely shredded coconut (I recommend this brand


1. Break the bananas up into pieces and place in a medium saucepan on low heat on the stove
2. Add the coconut milk, coconut butter and vanilla extract to the bananas 
3. Allow the ingredients to come to a low boil and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring intermittently  
4. Add the cinnamon and salt and stir well to combine
5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the bananas are soft and broken apart
6. Add the shredded coconut and stir well to combine
7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cover with the lid and allow the "oatmeal" to sit for 5-6 minutes to soften the shredded coconut 
8. Serve and enjoy!

Print Recipe 

Prep time: None
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings

Topping Ideas 

  • Fresh or frozen berries 
  • Nut butter of choice (cashew butter is my favourite) 
  • Soaked and dehydrated nuts or seeds of choice (I really like pecans with this) 

Have a wonderful day everyone! Let me know if you try making this! What will you pair with it? Any other ideas besides what I listed? I would love to hear from you as always 


  1. I just made this and topped it with strawberries and walnuts. nom nom nom! I think honey and blueberries would be amazing but I forgot to buy blueberries :) thank you for sharing!

  2. I'm glad you liked it Beth! Blueberries and honey would be amazing :)

  3. Very tasty! I have a cold this morning and really wanted oatmeal, so I pulled this recipe up from pinterest and gave it a try. Not an every day thing (too much sugar) but hits the spot when nothing but a hot bowl of oatmeal sounds good. I put a handful of fresh raspberries on top for a little tart contrast.

  4. Vian I am glad you liked it! Hope you feel better soon! I agree this isn't an every day dish… but once in a while a little sweetness for breakfast never hurt anyone :)