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Last Updated on December 7, 2020

Paleo Oatmeal | A Girl Worth Saving

Early last week, I walked outside and I got that tingle that fall is just moments away. I AM NOT READY. I still want to bask in the sunshine and pretend that I don’t live in a city where it rains 8 months out of the year.

My only consolation is that with the cold, dreary weather comes warm food. Casseroles, baked sweet potatoes and everything that leads to me gaining 5 lbs. I figured it was time to come up with a hot Paleo Oatmeal recipe.

Paleo Oatmeal Breakfast

I wanted to make this a nut-free recipe so I stuck to pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Truth be told, I wanted to also use coconut shreds but I knew that my coconut-flavor hating husband would have a fit.
Paleo Oatmeal recipe

For sweetness, I used dates. Seriously, it gives it the most amazing warmth. It makes the coming fall season easier to bear when I think about making this for breakfast on those cold mornings.

Paleo Oatmeal | A Girl Worth Saving

After you’ve processed this in your food processor, it will look like this. Now, here’s where you have the option of how you want to try this recipe. You can either simply pour some milk over it cold and eat it like a cereal or cook it, and have oatmeal. Mr. Bejelly preferred this cold and I loved it hot. This recipe makes several servings so you can pop it in a jar and eat it throughout the week. It’s also crazy filling. The cooked recipe below only uses 1 cup of the mix and would easily feed 2 very hungry people.

Paleo Oatmeal | A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Oatmeal Breakfast
Yield: 10

Paleo Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/2 lb of Deglet pitted dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Place the seeds, dates, sea salt and vanilla in your food processor and process for 2 minutes until you have a rough chopped mixture.
  2. Place the mixture in a glass jar to store in fridge.
  3. Take 1 cup of the mixture and 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk and place in a medium-size pan on your stove.
  4. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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46 Comments

  1. Just switching over to gluten free and was distraught at the thought of not being able to have oatmeal during the fall and winter. Then, I saw your recipe on Facebook. Thank you so much.

  2. Great recipe – I will be making this for the kids this comming winter. They asked me the other day if they were still “allowed” oatmeal. Now I can say “yes”!

  3. Just wondering if I could swap the dates for figs? I’ve just started Primal and I can’t have that many carbs ):

  4. The only thing my four year old son was most worried about when they told him he was going grain free and dairy free was whether or not he could have oatmeal! I just made this for him and he said ” see mom…we can still have oatmeal…I told you!” Thank you for this! πŸ™‚

  5. This recipe is amazing and so delicious! One cup was a little much for me though, so I’ve been doing a 1/4 cup of cereal with 1 cup of coconut milk. I also add an egg, whereas I usually mix an egg into traditional oatmeal and accompany it with a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Definitely not missing traditional oatmeal after eating this. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This looks AWESOME. I used to be an overnight oats FIEND & since going grain-free, oatmeal has been the one thing that I always miss. (Like, look off into the distance and sigh wistfully. Lol) so THANK YOU!! Absolutely LOVE your blog – I think you and I are kindred spirits when it comes to our food!

  7. This was super easy to make! I added shredded coconut and cinnamon, simmered with coconut milk. Delicious. Thank you, I hope it’s okay if I add a link to your page in my blog… I can’t wait to share this recipe with friends.

  8. Hi Kelly, I have a simple question how can Paleo diet include pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds?

  9. I have a question about the number of servings. You say the recipe is good for 10 servings at 1 cup of the cereal per serving. Is this correct? Do the dates really add that much volume to what is otherwise ~1.5-2 cups before adding the dates?

      1. So unbelievably good, I was worried it wouldn’t be filling, but one serving is more than enough. Thanks for a great substitute for my old oatmeal!!!

  10. I just stumbled upon your blog, it is awesome! So is this recipe! I was wondering if I could make the oatmeal then freeze it in single servings?

  11. This looks delicious!! Interested in starting the paleo diet but didn’t want to lose the meals I love like oatmeal. I was wondering if you knew whether or not I could use unsweetened almond milk instead and still have it being a paleo meal?

  12. Thank you so much for coming up with a Paleo Oatmeal recipe!! My husband has oatmeal every single day for breakfast and this was one thing he was hating to have to give up! Anxious to get the ingredients and serve this to him!

  13. Has anyone tried this without the dates? I made it with the dates and it was great. Wondering how it would go without them.

  14. So good! Really nice texture, flavourful and so warming. You won’t believe it’s not oatmeal!
    Your recipes work every single time. I know I can totally trust that they’ll turn out just like the picture which is so important when you’re searching for good alternatives to mainstream wheat-based recipes. So thanks for all your wonderful recipes πŸ˜€

  15. Wonderful. I definately did not have any ingredients on hand. I used pepita seeds, walnuts, almonds, dried cranberries, vanilla and half/half. Thickened with grad flax seed, seasoned to taste with sea salt. OMG. Thank you.