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  1. WOW! I had no idea…. and I recently got my 7 yr old to switch to coconut milk in a carton : ( i also got him to stop eating cheese…..and I started buying GO VEGGIE and he likes that…….but that has carigeenan in it…….and well you enlightened me on that too! So what is a mom to do??? Especially for a cheese loving son………..thank you for sharing

  2. Yum! With winter fast approaching down here in Australia, this is the perfect replacement for porridge (similar to oatmeal but made with rolled oats). I just made this and didn’t miss the oats or the milk.. I didn’t have any coconut flour, so just used 5 tablespoons of finely shredded coconut. I added the egg and mashed banana and topped with sultanas and raw honey. Definitely satisfies a porridge craving! Thanks Lauren!

  3. Yummy! Just made it! I have been trying to get off of oatmeal, it seems to be the only safe food in the morning for me due to histamine intolerance and mast cell disease, and this is a great alternative. Will see how it goes. Every day is an experiment with my health. But the dish is yummy! Thank you so much for your blog. Love it!!

  4. Just made this for breakfast (with the banana option) and I’m impressed. It’s really good and definitely a great substitute for oats. I’m curious to see how long it keeps me full. I find when I eat oatmeal, I’m hungry again an hour or so later. When I eat eggs with veggies, that keeps me full for a good 3 or 4 hours, so we’ll see what this does! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I love this:) I actually eat this all the time but don’t call it a stand-in for oatmeal:) I just call it my “coconut pudding” since I don’t use an egg:) I’ve never thought to have it for breakfast, as I usually make it for a snack, so I’ll have to try it with warm coconut milk instead of chilled:) It’s so good with cardamom and cinnamon with ginger too:)! Thanks for sharing!:)

  6. I will try this coconut oatmeal beause I do love coconut, but I will not stop eating oatmeal, it is actually a very healthy breakfast choice if you are not allergic to grains, they do not contain gluten, and theyre have a number of benefits.

    • Since oatmeal doesn’t bother you that’s great, but if you are going to eat it often it is recommended to soak it for several hours or overnight and rinse, then cook. The phytic acid binds the minerals and could cause a problem down the road. Just fyi. 🙂

  7. Eating this right now with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Pretty yummy and a nice alternative to my typical frittata for breakfast. I was surprised with how easy and fast it is to make. I think I will try apple’s in it next time. I think this is my best success with coconut flour yet.

  8. This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it… My kids love oatmeal for breakfast, but even after long soaking I can tell it’s hard for my daughter to digest – her eczema flares up almost immediately. Thanks for this breakfast inspiration!

  9. I was craving something sweet after my breakfast so I made small version of this oatmeal made with just egg yolk, banana and coconut flour and it was delicious. Sweet-tooth satisfied 🙂

    • That’s a great idea! It makes me sad that oatmeal and other grain cereals are giving to infants before their digestive tracts can properly handle these foods – it can set one up for a lot of digestive issues in the future. This oatmeal does have a lot of natural fiber from the coconut, so that would be one thing to keep in mind when giving to infants.

  10. Thank you for this. I just made it with the egg version. added a bit of vanilla extract and chilled it. I scooped 1/2 of the final recipe into a serving bowl, added 1/2 mashed banana and 1 Tbs almond butter and warmed that up a bit. Very yummy PreWO snack for me! thanks!

  11. Hi Lauren, I’m new to your website. So glad I found it!
    I want to try the paleo oatmeal, but would you please let me know what the nutrition values are, i.e., calories, etc?

    Thank you!


  12. Just started the Paleo diet to combat some health problems, and found you website a few months ago. I’ve tried several of your recipes so far, and tried this ‘oatmeal’ today. I added the typical ‘oatmeal’ toppings, and it tasted great. The texture sort of reminds me of grits….which I also love and miss! I’m thinking of experimenting with this to make a savory ‘grit’ recipe to act as a base for some shrimp and grits!

  13. I used to religiously soak my oats for oatmeal. My kids love oatmeal. My son especially, but they hurt his stomach. Also, I noticed my teeth hurt badly after eating oatmeal. After I ran across Dr Weston A Prices research I cut it out but have kinda missed it. I’m going to try this this morning and see if it passes my kids test;) it looks great! We love coconut too!:)

  14. This looks great! I’m thinking I might have an issue with eggs so I’m looking for something to replace them for breakfasts. Does this keep in the fridge? If so how long? And can you reheat it? Thanks!

  15. hi dr. i m 18 years and i want to loose at least 5 kg so i can participate in a beauty competition… so i ll try ur recepies!! wish me luck!! 🙂 🙂
    and thank you !

  16. Hi, I’ve just tried this recipe today….at first I didn’t mind the flavour but I find the texture awful….just realy grainy….did I do something wrong or is it meant to have that texture? Did I not cook it long enough? I couldn’t finish the bowl as the flavour started to get to me…….soooo disapointed as it would be good to have something like this in the mornings. Sorry to be the negative one on here, I must be a oddball, lol, glad everyone else likes it. 🙂

  17. Just made this to settle my stomach after eating some smoked fish that was greasier than expected. Used the egg version and added some fresh raspberry juice. Very very yummy. Settled my stomach, filled me up, nice texture and the coconut flavor wasn’t to overpowering. As much as I love oatmeal, it gave me terrible acid heartburn every time I ate it.
    Going to be one of my go-to breakfast dishes. I love breakfast food and was really missing it. Tomorrow – pancakes 😀

  18. Thank you for this Lauren!

    I used to love Oatmeal and Cream of Wheat in my pre-paleo days and have yet to find a good sub. We live in Northeastern Washington and the temps in the evening and morning are in the 30’s already so this is the perfect comfort meal for me. I did the egg and mashed banana then added some cinnamon, a dollop of grassfed butter and some raw honey. Delish. I’m so excited to have this as a breakfast option! Thank you for sharing!

  19. I just wanted to state that this is FANTASTIC with some chia seeds or chia meal instead of the shredded coconut, which I was using in a Chia and flax hot cereal replacement already. I didn’t even think of using coconut flour and the texture between those two is amazing. It really reminds me of the crockpot oats my mom used to make me as a kid.

  20. When there is a perfectly good word to use of this type of food, why call it “oatmeal”?

    To me, calling vegan bacon bacon is making bacon into something fantastic, something vegans would like to eat, but can’t, something vegans have a reason to be jealous of. It’s not. It’s just bacon. It’s smoked and cured piece of pig.
    The same way dairyfree butter or oatless oatmeal is elevating proper, real, authentic dairy butter and proper, real, authentic cereal oatmeal into something to be jealous of, something one missing, something one needs to substitute in one’s food. People can live well and enjoy their food without even touching dairy and cereals. Which is, if I have understood it correctly, what Paleo diet is.

    I’d rather eat coconut porridge than fake oatmeal.

  21. I made the egg version and thought this tasted good but did find the texture a little floury/grainy too – not a big issue but was wondering if I maybe did something a bit wrong in cooking? Didn’t sieve the flour and ended up having to use medium shredded coconut instead of fine – could either of these have been the reason? Great recipe though! 🙂

  22. Just a question on phytic acid – how much is too much? Coconut’s got around 400mg per 100g, whereas white rice has about 10-60mg. Using that as an argument white rice has less anti nutrient activity than coconut. It’s like coconut has been all the hype but most people don’t know that nuts, coconut included have higher phytic acid content that some grains do.

  23. This taste amazing!! I just have one question, is it supposed to have a gritty like texture? I don’t mind the texture at all I just want to make sure that it’s supposed be that way or I missed a step on the creamy side

  24. Loved this! I am very sensitive to eggs, but needed more protein in my meal. I added a heaping tablespoon of collagen protein to this recipe (along with the half banana) and it was very yummy and hearty. I currently have the flu and this Paleo oatmeal is really helping me keep to my autoimmune protocol dieat and to bust right through the oatmeal and mac and cheese cravings. Thank you so much!

  25. I really loved the flavor of this. I made it with the banana option. I had my coconut sugar ready to sweeten it up a bit this recipe was plenty sweet with just the banana! It was warm and super yummy and definitely didn’t miss the oatmeal/cream of wheat! Only thing I didn’t like is the gritty texture from the coconut. I’ve never been a coconut fan but going Paleo I’ve had to adjust my taste buds but I gotta just say that I can’t get used to the coconut texture. Thanks for the recipe!

  26. Few hours later – my stomach hurt for an hour or so, I was very nauseaus and felt like vomiting. I wonder if that means something. Now I am fine, it must have moved out of my stomach.

  27. Since I’ve been diagnosed with Leaky Gut this recipe is a godsend. I’ve been trying to find new ideas for breakfast and I tried this out yesterday. Worked really well, I added more coconut flour to create a thicker texture, added ground flax seeds, nuts and xylitol. The only problem was that I found it a bit too sweet. Next time I make it I’m not going to add the dessicated coconut. Might even skip the xylitol. Coconut flour is quite sweet on it’s own. The oatmeal was a success though as I am struggling to find meals and cereals that fill me up, so I can’t thank you enough for this! 🙂

  28. Just found this web site recently due to trying to heal candida and leaky gut. Thanks for all the great info and recipes, Lauren! I was a bit hesitant to try it, but this is actually pretty OK for a hot cereal. It sort of reminds me of a combination of softened hot wheat biscuit cereal and cream of wheat. The texture of the fine coconut will take a little getting used to, but I think this will be a good “go to” for something quick and hot. I topped it off with a pat of butter and some raw honey. Thanks, Lauren!

  29. Love love love this. I added some crushed walnuts & fresh chopped apple. It was so filling I couldn’t even finish the portion. I love the ideas people had for adding to it.

  30. Hi Lauren,

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been trying all kinds of porridges with mixes of seeds and nuts and – though they were okay to eat and were healthy – they were a lot of work and did not satisfy my craving for creamy smooth “oatmeal”.

    This did. This is going to be a staple. So satisfying.

    I did have one problem.. With the alotted amount of coconut milk and water – it became one big hard ball.
    I hade to add more coconut milk and water. Ended up using at least twice the amout of coconut milk and water.
    And I got a huge bowl of porridge!

    I used organic fat-reduced coconut flour. Could this be “dryer” then your coconut flour?

    Can I just reduce the amount of coconut flour from 3 Tblsp. to 1½ Tblsp.? Or did I just pack the Tblsp. to hard?

    I used 2/3 of a can of coconut milk and had a slight tummy ache because I ate the whole bowl in one sitting…. but it was SO good!

    Thank you so much!

  31. This was so good, but I did change things. I lowered the coconut flour to 2tbsp and added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I used 1/4 cup of full fat coconut milk and 1/2 cup of almond milk. It came out fluffy and chewy at the same time! Added blueberries for sweetness. Fantastic.

  32. I’m so excited to try this! My 8 mo. old son has a rare allergic condition that affects his GI tract. He gets very sick if he eats oats and I have to avoid all other grains as well. I’m so happy to try this and have a breakfast recipe for him. Thanks!

  33. I find coconut flour very floury? Or is the brand I’m using wrong? This dish reminded me of tapioca which is did not like as a child but this was better. Still not convinced about coconut flour!

  34. Found this recipe today and decided to give it a try. I really liked it! I’ve missed having oatmeal and this is a great alternative. I made the egg version and used low-fat coconut milk instead of the full-fat, added maple syrup, walnuts, cocoa nibs, and pomegranate seeds in mine. I can see doing all kinds of fun variations for this.

  35. Thank you so much for this recipe! It was very yummy.
    I made one big batch of this for my family this morning and they loved it, especially with blueberries, honey and cinnamon. They said it was very filling. 🙂

  36. Wow this sounds delicious, must try! I currently am eating Muesli (oats mixed w nuts and ect.) and Steel Cut Rolled Oats that I do soak, is this still inflammatory? Or is it the best option to replace oatmeal with this recipe? Thank you!

  37. I made a lot of adjustments as I kinda blended multiple recipes together. I’m really bad at sticking to recipes:) I did a whole can of full fat coconut milk, 5 or 6 Tbsp of coconut flour, 7ish Tbsp of shredded coconut, and added a little bit of water. I then mashed about a banana and a half (one had a bad spot, I intended to do two bananas), 5 eggs, and dumped some almond butter in. I had to cook it longer because of all the eggs. To flavor, I added a touch of maple, a ton of cinnamon and some raisins. It was actually pretty good. I was kinda leery as I’m big on texture, but it really wasn’t bad.:-) My kids loved it:-)

  38. I made this recipe for breakfast with both the egg and banana and I seriously almost cried. Joyful tears, that is! Malt’O Meal was my absolute favorite breakfast before I cut grains and all processed food. Now I can have it again! Or at least the closest thing I have found to it! Taste is great, easy to make and so filling that two hours after eating I feel like I just ate! Made the mistake of thinking I might need something more with it (I have a high metabolism and am hungry often, even on the “paleo diet” that I call my healthy lifestyle). Thus I ended up eating too much! Oops! But it is amazing and I am eating it again tomorrow morning! Thank you:)

  39. I enjoyed this but cooked half as much as the recipe says and only managed half of that! Does anyone else find that anything containing coconut flour makes them feel full really quickly? None of the other comments that I read mentioned quantities so I’m not sure if it’s just me! I like my food and don’t usually have any problems finishing a meal.

  40. Am I the only one who struggles with really dry coconut flour? Even though my “Oatmeal” was obviously liquid it’s so dry in the mouth I can’t eat it. What am I doing wrong??

  41. Hello,
    I made this ‘oatmeal’ yesterday, but it didn’t turn out like the picture. It was pretty much liquid, and I was able to drink it instead of using a spoon. I added everything according to the recipe.. What went wrong?

  42. Thank you for this recipe! This has become a staple for my dairy, egg, and gluten free kiddo. One time we ran out of coconut flour and used almond flour and it was also delicious! So now we sub all or part of the coconut flour with almond for variety. 🙂 Thanks again!

  43. I had to make this as soon as I saw the recipe. I’ve missed warm bowls of oatmeal on chilly mornings since starting to eat more low carb/paleo. This is sooooo good! I didn’t have coconut butter so I just put in 2 tbsps of almond butter, and I added a bit of granulated stevia and coconut oil in the bowl. I ate a big bowl for dinner and so did my 5 year old daughter, who proclaimed “I love it like nothing else!” This is definitely going to be a staple, breakfast or dinner!

  44. Thanks for the recipe!
    Unfortunately I did not care for it so much. I love coconut so I thought I would love this one, but I prefer regular oatmeal instead.
    Was looking for some coconut flour recipes these days and figured I would try this one out! Looks like a lot of people like it, that is great!

    Thanks for sharing!

  45. I have made this both ways & liked it a lot. Found it filling & satisfying for breakfast. When I ran out of coconut flour, I used ground flax seed, ground chia seed & collagen instead (1 TBS each). It was still yummy.

  46. Why is paleo food so filled with coconut products? It seems to me, that if you hate the taste and texture of coconut (and I do), that this way of eating will be very difficult. Are there acceptable substitutes for all of the coconut products? Thanks!

  47. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This is solo yummy! I love it and keeps me satisfied. I made with coconut fat milk, I used 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk, then the coconut flour and fine. Half a banana, solo deli! Thanks again! I will share a picture if is possible at your Pinterest post. Yum yum!

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