Do you remember instant oatmeal? I ate it a lot as a kid. Just open the package, add hot water, stir, and you have ready-to-eat oatmeal. It was a quick and easy hot breakfast, but it was full of grains and processed food chemicals (including artificial flavor, caramel color, and guar gum).
My paleo version of instant oatmeal keeps all the convenience, but uses only paleo ingredients. I wanted something that I could stir together in one bowl — no blenders, food processors, or pans — and would take less than five minutes to make. And of course it had to be gluten, grain, dairy, refined sugar, and additive-free.
Just like the original, you can make and eat this in the same bowl. Simply mash the banana in the bottom of a cereal bowl, stir in shredded coconut, almond flour, cashew milk, and cinnamon, and microwave until hot. Breakfast is done and you’re out the door.
You can top this breakfast porridge with whatever you like. Maple was always my favorite flavor, so I like to drizzle it with (real) maple syrup and top it with blueberries and walnuts.
Paleo “instant oatmeal” is my new go-to fast breakfast — 1 bowl, 5 ingredients, 5 minutes. Here’s how to make a big batch of oatmeal mix for the week.
- Mash banana in bottom of bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Microwave 1 - 2 minutes, until hot and starting to bubble. Stir and let stand a couple minutes. It will thicken slightly as it cools.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.