September 08, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry "Oatmeal" (Paleo, GAPS, Breakfast, Gelatin)

Yes folks I have another version of paleo oatmeal for you today. My first two have been so popular that I decided to keep the trend going! Why mess with a good thing right?

This one is a little different in that I have added some protein in the form of grassfed gelatin and bacon. Yes you read that right. Bacon. Bacon and chocolate belong together if you ask me. Well bacon and anything really. I have been trying to incorporate more gelatin into my recipes because it has so many amazing health benefits. If you missed my post discussing this you can find it here:
Gelatin Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

And as always I only recommend the Great Lakes brand of gelatin because it comes from grassfed cows.

I am sure you can tell by the photos that these were taken before I got my new camera. Yes this one has been sitting in the archives for a while. It simply got too hot for oatmeal. But since the cooler weather is back I decided it was time to bring this one out of hiding. And since it contains chocolate it's kind of like having dessert for breakfast. Nothing wrong with that once in a while now is there?

You know what I have decided? I have a slight obsession with recipes that contain chocolate and raspberries. This will be the 5th recipe on the blog with this theme. At least I am consistent right? If you missed the other recipes here they are (they are all delicious if you ask me - and clearly I am not at all biased):

Raspberry Chocolate Drop Cookies with Coconut Icing
Chocolate Raspberry Macaroons 
Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream 
Double Berry Chocolate Ice Cream 

We all know that being on a grain free diet can be challenging at times. That's why it is always nice to have some "go-to" cookbooks and recipes with foods you like, and that others will also enjoy. On that note I wanted to let you know about a special promotion for The Grain Free Snacker by Carol Lovett. Carol is a friend of mine who runs the blog Ditch The Wheat. She was kind enough to share My Story when I first started growing my blog and I have been so grateful to her for that. She recently released this new recipe book, and for the next 3 days it is available at a discounted price. This is one that you won't want to miss (trust me I have a copy and not only are the pictures gorgeous, but so far every recipe I have tried has been amazing!)

You can purchase the book at its discounted rate by clicking here
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I hope you like the oatmeal everyone. If you use social medial I would love it if you followed me on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.  You will get even more health information and recipes on these sites and will often see sneak peaks of upcoming recipes. What more reason do you need?


2 ripe bananas
2/3 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (I recommend this brand since it is organic and free from guar gum and BPA) 
2 TBSP coconut butter (I use this one
1 TBSP coconut oil (this is my favourite brand
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (buy here
1 TBSP Great Lakes grassfed gelatin (the red can) (buy herehere or here)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I use this kind
pinch sea salt

1 1/2 cups finely shredded coconut (I recommend this brand
3-4 pieces of already cooked nitrate and sugar free bacon, broken into pieces (buy here

Optional: 1-2 TBSP maple syrup or honey


1. Place a medium saucepan/ pot on the stove on low heat
2. Add bananas, raspberries, coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract and allow to simmer for a few minutes until the bananas start to break apart, stirring frequently 
3. Stir in cocoa powder, cinnamon, gelatin and sea salt and simmer for another 4-5 minutes
4. If adding maple syrup or honey add that here
5. Add the shredded coconut and remove the pot from the heat
6. Place the lid on the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the shredded coconut to soften
7. Add the bacon pieces
8. Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 2-3 servings depending on the serving size

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  1. Hi! The oatmeal recipe looks great. I bought the book (the bundle, actually). Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Colleen

    1. Thanks Colleen! The cookbook is great I am sure you will enjoy it :)