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 Recipe
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 TBSP almond butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 TBSP raisins
- 1 oz dark chocolate chopped (totally optional)
- 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!
What’s the strangest combination you’ve tried that actually turned out good? My second choice is hot sauce on celery … what’s yours?
Discussion (47 Comments)
Since Almond is a nut, will Almond butter have some Lectin in it?
It will have some, but smaller amounts than beans or oats…
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!
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!
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!!
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?
fruit and yogurt?
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
Protein bars (look for recipes where gelatin rather than a sugar is the binder)
Don’t hesitate to include vegetables
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.
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!!!
Sure… thanks for the attribution and the kind words 🙂
Made this and added cinnamon. Awesome! Really did taste just like oatmeal! Thank you so much.
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!
Sounds really tasty, Katie – thanks!