Apple Cinnamon N’Oatmeal (Nut “Oat”meal) for a Paleo, High Protien, Low Carb Breakfast!

As I’ve said in the last few posts, completing the Whole30 challenge was, indeed, a challenge for me. I didn’t like leaving behind my favourite recipes and foods. I did, however, come across a few recipes that have joined my new meal rotation. 

I got pretty sick and tired of eating eggs ALL THE TIME. I used to hate eggs when I was little, but my appreciation for eggs grew in proportion to the amount of time I spent cooking for myself. They’re easy, quick, and pretty tasty. Until you eat them for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Blech.

Anyhow. I love eating warm, slightly sweet, slightly salty things in a bowl for breakfast. I heard of “N’Oatmeal” – an oatmeal-less breakfast porridge – made of nuts – and thought I’d give it a go.

Nutmeal is a grain free protein packed oatmeal replacement! N'Oatmeal

As I ground up the nuts for my first attempt, I was fairly wary of how it would all go down, but wow. I was pleasantly surprised.  It didn’t taste like the Quaker Instant Oatmeal packages that I do love so much, but it was entirely delicious in its own right. (Please don’t judge my tastebuds by the fact that they love packaged instant oatmeal. They also have a fairly mature palate aside from the inner child palate in me.)

I now keep a jar of ground nuts – pecans, cashews, peanuts, and almonds – in the cupboard to make it easier to whip up a batch of this in the morning – but it still takes me around 15 minutes. I like to add raisins and apples and the extra cooking time gives them the chance to soften up nicely before serving. Once you give this a try and decide that you like it, I would recommend grinding up a large batch of nuts so you don’t have to clean the food processor quite so often. 

note: serve this n’oatmeal recipe in a dessert bowl. It’s quite filling, but it’s easy to eat too much of it at once because it’s so tasty.

The quantities in my recipe are approximate because after I made it once, I realized that it’s an incredibly flexible recipe and will stand up to alterations of almost every ingredient. Now I just toss some of this and a lot of that into the pot and it works out deliciously every time.


Apple Cinnamon N'Oatmeal (Nut Oatmeal)
Serves 2
A warm & comforting protein-packed breakfast that will keep you feeling full all morning.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  2. 3/4 cup ground nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, or any combination of these)
  3. 1/2 cup almond milk (plus a little more, depending on your preferences)
  4. a handful of raisins
  5. 1 apple, cored and chopped
  6. 2 dashes of cinnamon
  7. 1/8 tsp salt
  1. In a small pot, on medium heat, melt the coconut oil.
  2. Add nuts and stir until they start to toast and smell nutty.
  3. Pour in almond milk and stir in (be careful, hot steam comes up quickly and will splash on your arm if you try to stir too soon).
  4. Add in the apples, raisins, cinnamon, & salt, stir.
  5. Add extra almond milk if desired, turn heat down to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot. Top with bananas or other fruit if desired.
  1. This oatmeal does not actually require simmering for 10 minutes, but I prefer my raisins plump and my apples soft. If you like things a little more rare, feel free to cut down the cooking time.
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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

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  1. Really want to try this!! Sounds like great fuel for a busy day!!

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