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)
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.
We were looking for a new breakfast this morning and tried this recipe. Really enjoyed it.
I’m eating these right now and it’s delicious!
I just found this and it feels just like oatmeal http://empoweredsustenance.com/paleo-oatmeal/
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.
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!
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!
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.
wow! I will totally try this! I imagine it would taste good with some applesauce on the side too.
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.