Primal N’Oatmeal

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)



  • 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


  • 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.


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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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. Unless you want to stay in Ketosis and cant add the carbs to your diet.

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

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

  15. 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!

  16. What can I use instead of coconut. The hardest part of this diet is all the coconut products and I can’t eat coconut in any form

  17. I tried this recipe for the first time this morning & omg!!!!!!
    I added chia, cinnamon, 1 tsp of swerve, 1 scoop of collagen, & 1 TBSP of Himalayan Pink Salt Ghee!!!! I’M IN LOVE!

  18. This is hands down the best “oatmeal” I have ever tasted. I had only had real oatmeal and it totally knocked regular oatmeal out of the water.

  19. Hi looks great but where is the nutritional information?

    I am currently having the same issue with your book (The Keto reset diet) where you have placed some recipes or links to recipes and have not put down what the nutritional values are.

    This makes it hard for beginners to work out how they are doing ref Carbs, Protein and Fat.

    1. I had the same problem; I just entered it My Fitness Pal. Either way, I really liked it!

  20. I come from Australia where do you get medjool dates from. Also gorgonzda cheese.

    1. I have been buying from coles, loose in a large box in the fruit n veg section. Scoop what you want from box. Also bulk section in h although food shops

  21. I just made this following the Keto Reset diet plan and it was delicious. No need for sweeteners.

  22. Wow, this N’oatmeal so delicious. I can’t wait for my husband to try it.

  23. The recipe is tasty, but I don’t find it too desirable to eat. It definitely has the consistency of oatmeal, however, because nuts and coconut are the main ingredients, I felt like I had to chew each bite for multiple minutes then wash it down with coffee or water just to proceed. I can understand why this may help with weight loss – I ate 4 or 5 bites and was over it. I probably won’t make this again.

  24. This can’t possibly serve 2, can it? SInce I’m making it for myself only, I cut the recipe in half and it makes just a few spoonsful. Thankfully, I also made fatty coffee so I’m not starving.

  25. Can you send me a printable of this recipe?
    Primal n oatmeal

  26. This was really good! I soaked the nuts overnight and blended until it was pretty smooth. Very satisfying and great flavor. Using it with the 21-day Keto Reset Diet.