If you are looking for a new staple breakfast, this chocolate low carb oatmeal (“no-oatmeal”) is just the thing. Filling, tasty, and easy to dress up!
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Chocolate Low Carb Oatmeal
I love a warm bowl of “oatmeal” in the morning. Always have! Before Keto, I was Paleo and before Paleo I would enjoy some good old fashioned oats with a giant scoop of peanut butter.
Both of those went out the window with Paleo and I just gave up breakfast altogether when moving to low carb/keto. Now that I eat a keto/paleo combo, though, it is time to bring back a breakfast favorite that is both paleo AND low carb!
This low carb oatmeal is not only free of oats but it is filled with delicious chocolate flavor! I mean, who doesn’t want to eat a healthy, chocolate-flavored breakfast? RIGHT?!?!?
Paleo No-Oatmeal Ingredients
So, let’s talk about what goes into this paleo and keto oatmeal substitute!
Paleo/Keto (dairy free) protein powder – This is my favorite ingredient. I talk more about it below, because it is pretty perfect in all aspects. Dairy-free, low carb, paleo – I mean BOOM!
Almond Flour – Almond flour is a great base that provides the foundation layer.
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – This adds quite a bit of texture and a bit of sweetness even though it is unsweetened (bonus)!
Ground Flax – flax is a great binder to use. High in fiber and fat and brings everything together.
Unsweetened Almond Milk – We could easily use water, but almond milk just adds some more additional flavor.
How to Make Chocolate Low Carb Oatmeal
Add protein powder, almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and ground flax to a small saucepan. Mix well.
Add unsweetened almond milk to desired consistency. It will thicken up just slightly.
Heat over medium low heat while stirring until warm. Only a few minutes. Be careful not to burn.
Remove from heat and serve with optional toppings.
Low Carb Oatmeal Toppings
Ok, so let’s talk toppings! I bet you want to know what some awesome toppings would be! I thought so.
Bananas (skip for keto)
Berries (blueberries are my favorite)
Bee Pollen (yep, that’s right)
Maple Syrup (use ChocZero if keto, code TRINAKRUG gets you 10% off)
I’m pretty basic. I usually just throw some unsweetened shredded coconut and some cacao nibs on my paleo oatmeal and call it good! Maybe some bananas on my higher carb days.
What is a Good Paleo and Low Carb Protein Powder?
I like many things about it, but my top three are as follows:
- It uses minimal ingredients and is, of course, dairy-free. It is REALLY hard to find a low carb AND dairy-free protein powder.
- LOW CARB!!!
- It has a full chocolate flavor and is not chalky. Ok, so maybe this last one counted as two.
This is my new favorite dairy-free protein powder that I am using in my baking as well as for my regular protein shakes. It tastes amazing and fills me up!
Can I Make Low Carb Oatmeal Ahead of Time?
YES! What I like to do is make up a BIG batch of the dry ingredients. I will 5x each ingredient and store it in an airtight container.
Then each morning, I take about 1/2 cup worth and then add almond milk and warm it up. If you do this, make sure to shake it up well each time before using it.
This will save a lot of time in the morning too!
So while I am not fully making it ahead of time, you can certainly make a big batch of dry ingredients so you don’t need to measure 4 things each morning.
How Can I Change the Consistency of Low Carb Oatmeal?
This is super easy to do! The Almond milk fully dictates how liquidy or firm this chocolate oatmeal will become.
If you want runnier oatmeal, use more almond milk and if you want it firmer (which I do) then use less almond milk.
It is easier to add MORE almond milk, but not so easy to take it out. If you do find you put too much almond milk in, you can heat it up a bit hotter for longer and it will firm up.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (this paleo protein powder
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1/3-1/2 unsweetened almond milk
- Add protein powder, almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and ground flax to a small saucepan. Mix well.
- Add unsweetened almond milk to desired consistency. It will thicken up just slightly.
- Heat over medium low heat while stirring until warm. Only a few minutes. Be careful not to burn.
- Remove from heat and serve with optional toppings.
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- PaleoPro Protein Powder, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whey Free, Soy Free, No Added Hormones, Pastured Grass-fed Beef, Minimally Processed Paleo Ingredients, 1lb/454g, About 15 Servings, Ancient Cacao
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- Let's Do Organic Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 3)
- Super-Fine Almond Flour (3 Pound)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g