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August 20, 2016

Primal N’Oatmeal

By Worker Bee
17 Comments

Primal

On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal that’s sweetened with a single Medjool date and topped with fresh berries.

Make Primal oatmeal in the morning, or the night before. Serve it hot, or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavor and nutrients with add-ins like butter, cinnamon, Primal Fuel, powdered gelatin or chia seeds. However you do it, “oatmeal” doesn’t get any tastier than this.

Serving: 2

Time in the Kitchen: 10 minutes (plus, time to soak the nuts, if desired)

Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (16 g)
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, preferably soaked (1.25 oz/37 g)
  • ¼ cup raw pecans, preferably soaked (1 oz/25 g)
  • ½ cup coconut milk, nut milk or cow’s milk (120 ml)
  • 1 pitted medjool date, soaked for 10 minutes in hot water
  • Pinch of salt

Optional Add-ins

Flavors

  • Fresh berries
  • Butter
  • Syrup (instead of the medjool date)
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Primal Fuel*
  • 1 tablespoon powdered beef or pork gelatin*
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds*

*If adding Primal Fuel, gelatin, or chia seeds, pour an additional ¼ cup or more of milk into the bowl of finished cereal, then stir in the Primal Fuel, powdered gelatin and/or chia seeds.

Instructions

In a high-powered blender, chop the coconut flakes and nuts until finely ground.

Add the milk, date and a pinch of salt. Blend until thick and smooth.

Pour into serving bowls. Add more of your favorite milk, if desired, plus additional add-ins. Serve hot or cold.

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barry
barry
11 months 29 days ago

Wow, that looks just like the real deal. I might have to try that some time. Personally, I don’t eat oatmeal enough for it to matter anyways, once or twice a month. I know it’s not technically primal, but when I do eat it, I just eat sprouted rolled oats. Sometimes I ferment them in kefir for additional removal of anti-nutrients.

Dave'sWife
Dave'sWife
11 months 29 days ago

Yum! Can’t wait to try this. I think I might try a greek yogurt parfait too!

Alfred
Alfred
11 months 29 days ago

I would be better off with actual oatmeal. It’s gluten free at least. I can snack on nuts and use nut oils but a large dose of nuts does the same thing to my digestion as gluten.

Clay
Clay
11 months 25 days ago

Also, oatmeal has beta-glucan, a fiber that is well documented to lower LDL cholesterol significantly. That’s why oatmeal is recommend all the time for cardiovascular health. There is really no reason to avoid oatmeal and beans ( two excellent sources of soluble fiber) if it works for you. Primal is just made up, so feel free to modify to your unique body chemistry and activity level.

Alfred
Alfred
11 months 29 days ago

By the way, how do I submit a question to Mark. I haven’t figured that out yet.

Edith
Edith
11 months 27 days ago
Barefoot girl
Barefoot girl
11 months 29 days ago

Yikes!! While I’ve pretty much stopped counting calories (really), I couldn’t help but do a little math on this one. Sounds good, though.

Amy
11 months 29 days ago

This looks amazing! Will have to try on the weekends when we often end up skipping lunch.

Julie
Julie
11 months 29 days ago

Ive made mine with fresh ground flax seed, chia, milk butter and whey powder

Diana
11 months 29 days ago

Oats with almond butter, coconut, cocoa powder, almond milk, and chia seeds is my go-to post-run food. It gives me a great combination of carbs, protein, and fats to keep me satiated throughout the morning and not get the classic “runner hunger pains.” These are ingredients I’ve suggested for mid-run fuel, as they are easy on the digestive system and provide great energy.

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Elizabeth
11 months 28 days ago

Agree that it sounds good! And would keep you going a long time. But for simplicity you can’t beat chia pudding.

Casey
Casey
11 months 28 days ago

Awesome. We’re looking for more simple breakfasts for the kids and this one looks great!

Tanya E
Tanya E
11 months 27 days ago

I’ve used chia or flax with whey. That’s pretty easy. Almonds and cherries are a nice combination too.

The_Introvert_Huntress
The_Introvert_Huntress
11 months 24 days ago

Does anyone know if this is still moist and tasty when taking it to work for lunch? I have yet to make it, but am already wondering if it would become a mushy or dry tasteless mess when saving it for later.

Plus this would be killer if it can be whipped up for say 3 days in advance.

Jack
11 months 24 days ago

This is a great way to add chia seeds, coconut, cinnamon and walnuts to a meal. I thinking about adding more healthy butter to the mix, and wondering how the fat will mix with the carbs? Any thoughts on that?

Nate
Nate
9 months 16 days ago

That was excellent! Such a treat after staying away from cereal for the last 6 months!

Sarah Greene
6 months 8 days ago

First of all, this sounds great. I just wonder, if one of the optional add-ins can be maca powder. Will try it this weekend, hopefully to get good results. Thanks for sharing!

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