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. Betty Avatar

    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!

      1. Dee Avatar

        I made this and I thought it was delicious! .I never would have tried something like this on my own, so I am glad you did for the rest of us!

  2. Amy Avatar

    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!!

  3. Kelli Avatar

    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?

    1. Antonio Avatar

      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

  4. Laelle Martin Avatar
    Laelle Martin

    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.  

  5. Calico Avatar

    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!!!

  6. Wanda Coutu Avatar
    Wanda Coutu

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

  7. Fani Avatar

    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. 

    1. Fani Avatar

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

  8. Soccy Avatar

    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.

  9. malaelle Avatar

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

  10. Tiffany Hurst Avatar
    Tiffany Hurst

    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). 

  11. Lena Flores Avatar
    Lena Flores

    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.

    1. Lena Flores Avatar
      Lena Flores

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

        1. Taza Avatar

          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.

  12. Venus Kalami Avatar
    Venus Kalami

    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

    1. Jess M. Avatar

      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)

  13. Kristi Avatar

    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!

  14. Cecilia Powers Avatar
    Cecilia Powers

    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!

  15. brianne grogan Avatar
    brianne grogan

    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… 🙂

  16. Kris Avatar

    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.  🙂

  17. Lisa Avatar

    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

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