Going grain-free to heal from autoimmune disease or other health conditions can be especially challenging. If an oatmeal or porridge breakfast was always a favorite, then finding a substitute that’s just as soothing might actually turn into a mission. After all, embracing a new way of eating is easier and sustainable only when you don’t compromise – on taste and sometimes (like in the case of oatmeal), even on a sense of comfort.
My mission to find an oatmeal/porridge substitute eventually lead to this Spiced N’Oatmeal creation. I played with several ingredients to get the taste, texture and heartwarming scale just right. I also balanced the fat, fiber and protein ratios in the recipe to keep you satisfied well into your next meal. Most importantly, I hand-picked powerful ingredients to 1) feed your microbiome and 2) heal your gut and 3) balance your blood sugar.
So you might hesitatingly try the recipe as part of an autoimmune/thyroid protocol, for weight loss or blood sugar control; but trust me, after the first bowl, you are going to be a N’Oatmeal convert. Yes, it’s seriously that good! Since it’s creation, it’s been my go-to-bowl on mornings when I need some extra warmth, coddling and satisfaction. Grain-free, sugar-free, gut healthy hygge-in-a-bowl. Meik Wiking would approve.
Recipe makes one large serving.
Use all organic ingredients if possible.
- 1 medium chopped green apple with peel
- 2 scoops collagen powder (20g) – for vegetarians substitute with ⅓ cup raw cashews
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger (fresh does makes a difference in taste)
- Large pinch nutmeg powder
- Small pinch allspice
- Small to large pinch clove powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon tiger nuts (can omit if using cashews for source of protein and texture)
- 3 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
- Approximately ¼ cup water
Mix all the above ingredients in a powerful blender and blend for a few minutes until only slightly grainy in consistency. Pour into a saucepan and heat on medium high.
While it heats, add in:
- A few strands of saffron
- ½ – 1 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut oil (when solid at room temp)
Ready to serve when heartwarmingly hot.
Optional: Sweeten with 3-4 drops of stevia, 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or coconut sugar, if you prefer things sweeter.
Optional toppings: small handful blueberries, raspberries, chopped strawberries, goji berries, raisins or slivered raw nuts. Pick your favorites and dig in. Don’t use raisins for blood sugar control.
Happy Hygge. ☺️