Grain Free Oatmeal

Grain Free Oatmeal without Oats

So, after working out the other day, I was really craving protein, but was getting tired of basic scrambled eggs. Probably due to the high intensity exercise, I was also craving something mildly sweet. On a whim, I decided to add coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla and raisins to the eggs (I remember a friend saying she had done something similar).

I figured if it was awful, I was hungry enough to be able to eat in anyway, so what did I have to lose?

The taste and texture actually somewhat reminded me of oatmeal. Disclaimer: It has been a long time since I’ve eaten oatmeal, so if you’ve been gulping down the Quaker in hopes of lowering your cholesterol (which doesn’t work) it might not taste so similar to you.

Basically, if you’re looking for a grain free oatmeal variation to try with your eggs that is more sweet than savory, this might be a good option. (I’ve also added dark chocolate before…. it was good… and no, I’m not pregnant!)

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Grain Free "Oatmeal"
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A grain free egg based breakfast food that is high in protein and delicious.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • a tablespoon of coconut oil
  • A few eggs
  • a couple tablespoons of almond butter
  • a dash of vanilla
  • a sprinkle of raisins
  • dark chocolate (totally optional)
  1. Scramble eggs in the coconut oil until almost done but still somewhat soft.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to taste and scramble until eggs are done cooking and ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Eat while still warm... it is not good cold!
  4. Enjoy... if you're in to weird things in your eggs!

What’s the strangest combination you’ve tried that actually turned out good? My second choice is hot sauce on celery… what’s yours?

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  1. Wow, excellent idea! It’s just started getting chilly here in Tokyo, and it’s always nice to have something just a little bit sweet occasionally on those days when the weather’s just horrible allround. Will try this tomorrow morning! ^^)b

  2. I’ve been eating 1/2 banana with plain homemade yogurt, a big scoop of peanut butter and shredded coconut.  It makes me think I’m eating a banana split.  🙂

  3. Honestly, I’ve been hesitant to try SWEET scrambled egg dishes, but this looks pretty good! I think I might have to give it a try. Thanks for all the great ideas! 
    My strangest combination might be my homemade yogurt… I use coconut and cashew milks and flavor it with cocoa powder and a dash of ground espresso. It’s GREAT, and satisfies these strange morning chocolate cravings that I almost always have… 🙂

  4. i just made this this morning. pretty yummy. we added cinnamon and then topped with applesauce because it was just a bit dry. i bet coconut milk would be good too!

  5. We’re all getting tired of eggs around here.  My kids have stopped eating them unless they’re scrambled with sausage or made into “pancakes” with banana.  I went ahead and tried this recipe this morning.   I don’t have any raisins so I added cinnamon and a little honey (just how I used to make oatmeal) and it was SO good!  My 15 month old is loving it.  Thanks for the idea!

  6. I love love love dates with eggs! you cook a chopped up date in coconut oil and then crack an egg on top, add sea salt and cinnamon and wait until it’s cooked! i like my eggs sunnyside….its a yummy combo

    • Thanks for the suggestion!  I have a huge container from Costco & didn’t know what to do with them (& didn’t want to throw away) :o)

  7. i’m going to try this tomorrow.  i desperately need to wean my 18 month from the “junk” oatmeal.  i hope this is the ticket.

    • my lil guy loved this!  i added blueberries to his.  unfortunately, he was the only one who would eat it.


      • Basically all oatmeal…

        • I think that’s a little harsh! Of course i love my oatmeal, cooked with pink salt and tahini. I can run all morning on the combo of protein, fat and complex carbs.

  8. Some cinnamon in there too would be good. When I was little my dad would make scrambled “dessert” eggs with the leftover mixture when he was making french toast. First time he did it we gave him a hard time and thought it would be gross, but then tried it and liked it. I might have to bring that back (minus the toast). 

  9. This sounds fantastic!  We’ll try it around here this week for sure.  Thanks!

  10. This sounds really gross, but so did a lot of other foods that are now a staple in our house. We will have to try it. I really think the kids will like the combo and I may just like it, too. Who knows?  Thanks for the experimentation and weird cravings.

  11. Sounds really tasty, Katie – thanks!

  12. I had some left over nutty hot cereal from Robb Wolf’s recipe.  I scrambled an egg in homemade pastured butter (yes, I have pastured cows) and added the left over cereal to heat it up, very very good.

    the nutty hot cereal is:
    1 cup nuts
    1 apple (or pear -my change) cored
    1 cup of water
    1 tablespoon cinnamon 

    blend in blender or food processor until finely chopped.  Heat to a boil and turn down and simmer immediately.  

    I added 1 stick of my pastured butter and topped with a few blueberries and raspberries. 

    • That should be turn down immediately and simmer for 5 minutes or longer to thicken up.  

      • Ooooh that sounds sooo good!

  13. Made this and added cinnamon. Awesome! Really did taste just like oatmeal! Thank you so much.

    • Sure… thanks for the attribution and the kind words 🙂

  14. barbeque sauce on peaches or pears on top of decked out nachos……I had to get creative in the school cafeteria to make that horrible food taste bearable. :/ Wished I could’ve eaten a home lunch every day!!!

  15. Needed something new for breakfast this morning and remembered reading this post awhile back.  Kind of strange, but really yummy at the same time!   I added cinnamon and a small drizzle of coconut nectar on top.  

  16. I would like to go grain free for, but breakfast is a challenge.   I’m not sure what to do for my girls who are sensitive to eggs.  Any suggestions?

    • I know you wrote this a long time ago and hope you’ve found something in the meantime but here are some ideas if you are still looking for grain free egg free breakfasts:
      Tacos (with grain free tortillas)
      Nut “cereal” (some you can buy now or one recipe was mentioned or invent your own) hot or cold
      Fruit salad
      Protein bars (look for recipes where gelatin rather than a sugar is the binder)
      Don’t hesitate to include vegetables

  17. I was honestly very skeptical, but it was really good! The addition of dark choc. and shredded coconut certainly didn’t hurt 😉 Thanks for the creative ideas!!

  18. Can you omit the almond butter? trying to avoid phytic acid so that means no nuts for me. This looks amazing, I hope there is a good substitution!

  19. Since Almond is a nut, will Almond butter have some Lectin in it?

    • It will have some, but smaller amounts than beans or oats…

  20. I tried eggs this morning as suggested but left out the raisins and added cinnamon and coconut butter. It was wonderful! Maybe I can eat eggs again.

  21. wow! I will totally try this! I imagine it would taste good with some applesauce on the side too.

  22. I left out the raisins and chocolate chips and added a tbls. cocoa powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon and xylitol. I also poured a couple of tbls. of cream after it was cooked.

  23. this was surprisingly delicious! better than oatmeal, and a nice sweet treat to enjoy with coffee! i felt energized as opposed to the “weighed down” feeling I get after eating oatmeal. excellent experiment!

  24. Hey, I just made this and it was good. All my kids aged 1-9 enjoyed it and said they would like to add it to school morning status. It actually filled them up. I did add cinnamon like most people said. Thanks!

  25. Bread, pasta, flour, wheat bran, cereals… I get it & I try to avoid them as often as humanly possible. Luckily, I don’t really like pasta, so I automatically dodge one bullet right there! But when it comes to oatmeal, I really feel like it gets a bad rap. I really like the Wellness Mama site but, with respect, I think it’s slightly irresponsible to say that oats do not help to lower cholesterol when there has been study after study to prove otherwise. I have no problem with people wanting to go grain free, but oats (and maybe sometimes brown rice) are probably the one thing I think should be given a reprieve.

    Combine all the research with how oatmeal actually makes me FEEL is enough for me to know that as a grain, it really isn’t bad at all. With my lifestyle, making a breakfast every morning with fresh fruit or eggs with a lot of veggies is unrealistic. I tried yogurt & fruit, but A. I hate the taste of yogurt, and B. I was hungry almost immediately. I love hard boiled eggs, but they get boring & I take a few days break in between eating. My solution for breakfast has been the “Overnight Oats” and boy do I feel great! Almond/Coconut Milk, 2% g-yogurt, less than a cup of oats and I feel like I can take on the world! Add all that to the fact that I have WAY better bowel movements (sorry) on days I eat oatmeal than when I do not and it’s such a great option for ME.

    At this point in my life, I feel like my body is well in-tuned to what foods make me feel good and which ones don’t. I feel gross after eating bread, good after eating brown rice. I feel like death after eating a bowl of cereal, but like a superhero after eating oatmeal. Sluggish after eating corn, but powerful after eating collards or kale.

    As for where I’ve found studies, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a great place to go. My uncle works for NIH here in the DC area and has referred me to them for a number of reasons.

    Anyway, sorry if I’ve overstepped my bounds on your forum. I’ve read your comment policy & I hope I’ve abode by its rules.

  26. I’m eating these right now and it’s delicious!

  27. We were looking for a new breakfast this morning and tried this recipe. Really enjoyed it.

  28. This did not look appealing to me at all, but went ahead and tried it anyway- my 2 yr old loved it and asked for more! They actually weren’t so bad.

  29. Some people might not find this combination strange, but years ago when we first tried it we thought it was pretty strange. It is tuna and hard cooked eggs.instead of just tuna salad or egg salad. We were really surprised at how much we liked it. We recommend you use 2 eggs, chopped, with 7 to 8 ounces of tuna. Blend well, then add your favorite egg- or tuna- salad fixings. The thing we like most about this is that any fishy smell from the tuna and any sulfurous smell from the eggs are cancelled out by the combination. Now that is strange, and wonderful.

    I plan to try your Not Oatmeal recipe soon. Thanks for all the time you devote to your blog just to help us make healthier choices.

  30. I must have protein for breakfast every day and no carbs until dinner. Since I can’t afford meat that often, I eat eggs every day. I can’t even have ketchup with them so I’ve had to find different ways to make this work for me. Mostly, I put cheese on them – a variety of cheeses. Another thing I do every so often is to scramble two eggs and spread smooth peanut butter all over them. I saw someone do that in college and I thought it sounded nasty but after several years of straight eggs I finally tried them with the peanut butter…and liked it.

  31. This is my FAVORITE breakfast my son and I loved it. I actually made a second round lol. I will be making this all the time. You could do so many variations too. I used organic sunbutter in mine. Seriously DELICIOUS!