Grain Free Oatmeal

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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 make a sweet version of scrambled eggs. I added 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 it anyway, so what did I have to lose? And there are all kinds of egg based desserts out there such as baked custard, pudding, crepes, and chocolate mousse, so maybe it wasn’t such a crazy idea?

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 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!)

Grain Free Oatmeal without Oats

Grain-Free Oatmeal Recipe

A grain-free egg based breakfast food that is high in protein and delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 480kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet on the stove.
  • Scramble eggs in the coconut oil until almost done but still somewhat soft.
  • Add all the other ingredients and scramble until eggs are done cooking and ingredients are well mixed.
  • Eat while still warm — it is not good cold.
  • Enjoy … if you’re into weird things in your eggs!


Nutrition Facts
Grain-Free Oatmeal Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 eggs)
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 367
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.8g63%
Saturated Fat 17.6g110%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 126mg5%
Carbohydrates 14.1g5%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugar 7.7g9%
Protein 18.2g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Play with the sweet add-ins — chopped apple and a dash of cinnamon?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


47 responses to “Grain Free Oatmeal”

  1. Austin Avatar

    1 star
    Ahh oatmeal without the oats? Oatmeal is one of the HEALTHIEST foods you can eat BECAUSE of the oats. Sure, eggs are healthy too, but the oats are some of the best complex carbs you can consume and give a nice steady supply of energy to your body, not to mention that by putting in eggs and taking out the oats you’re losing so much of that fiber. Honestly when I first saw this article I thought it was a joke. And you’re actually wrong, oatmeal does lower your LDL (bad cholesterol). I’m a food science major and minor in nutrition so I spread no bias, only the flat out truth which I’ve learned. You’re probably one of those people who believes in the low-carb diet too I’m guessing.

  2. Samantha Tow Avatar
    Samantha Tow

    5 stars
    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!

  3. Ruth Avatar

    2 stars
    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.

  4. Jerry Avatar

    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.

  5. Brittnie Avatar

    4 stars
    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.

  6. Brad Avatar

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

  7. Carmen Avatar

    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.

  8. Danielle Hudson Avatar
    Danielle Hudson

    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!

  9. Rebekah Love Avatar
    Rebekah Love

    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!

  10. Donna Gray Rosson Avatar
    Donna Gray Rosson

    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.

  11. Jasmin Avatar

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

  12. Donna Avatar

    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.

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