Paleo Oatmeal

Rekindle those wonderful Fall and Winter memories of a warm bowl of oatmeal with this Paleo recipe that will surely satisfy any desire for a hot breakfast that is not a plate full of eggs and bacon.

This Paleo version of oatmeal will feature the same traditional oatmeal textures you remember, while delivering a flavor that everyone in the house will love.

Yields: 6-8 full size servings. Stores very well in the refrigerator for up to one week. Re-heats very well, so make the large batch and pack them for on-the-go or work breakfast. If you wish less quantity, half recipe.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

1 cup of pecans

1 cup of walnuts

1/4 cup pine nuts

6 eggs

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup of almond or cashew butter

Directions:

In a large processor, add the bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix well until there are no visible pieces of the banana remaining.

Add the nut butter and mix well again.

Now add the remaining ingredients of nuts and spices.

Lightly pulse the mixture a couple of seconds at a time until the nuts are coarsely chopped (but small in size) well throughout.

Pour the mixture into a large pan and place on low heat on the stove.

Slow heat is the key to this recipe, so be patient; the results are worth it!

Stir often as the mixture begins to heat throughout. Be sure to scrap along the edges and the bottom of the pan as this mixture tends to stick very well!

Continue to stir the mixture until it thickens. Remember, low heat is the key.

Continue to stir the mixture until it thickens. Remember, low heat is the key.

Continue to cook and stir over low heat for approximately 30 minutes. The mixture will begin to thicken as it heats.

When the mixture no longer stirs like a liquid (i.e. a soup) yet feels more solid and thick (i.e. thick homemade mashed potatoes), it is done.

Closeup of Paleo oatmeal texture, once fully cooked.

Closeup of Paleo oatmeal texture, once fully cooked.

Be careful not to over cook or burn!

Serve with your favorite traditional oatmeal toppings, such as dried fruits, a drizzle of honey/maple syrup, or add almond or coconut milk.

Paleo oatmeal, topped with mixed dried berries, pumpkin seeds, almond milk, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Paleo oatmeal, topped with mixed dried berries, pumpkin seeds, almond milk, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Credit to the original Paleo Porridge recipe of “paleo_life_crossfit_love” on Instagram, to which I was inspired to create this recipe.

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