Fast and easy paleo oatmeal — 1 bowl, 5 ingredients, 5 minutes. It's gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
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).
Is oatmeal paleo?
Of course packaged instant oatmeal is not paleo because it includes sugar and other additives. But what about old-fashioned oatmeal that doesn't contain anything but oats? Because oats are a grain, oatmeal is not paleo. Grains are not allowed on a paleo diet.
That's why I had to create a grain-free, oat-free version of oatmeal. I wanted it to be just as quick and easy as the instant oatmeal I ate as a kid. But made with only nutritious whole foods and no added sugar.
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 paleo oatmeal 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.
To save time and make it even easier, you can mix up the dry ingredients in advance. Once you have a jar of oatmeal mix ready to go, you only need to add the banana and non-dairy milk to make a fast bowl of paleo oatmeal for breakfast. Here's how to make a big batch of paleo oatmeal mix for the week.
You can top this paleo 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, and less than 5 minutes. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
How to make paleo oatmeal
An easy gluten-free hot breakfast to take the place of regular instant oatmeal.
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.
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