Missing a warm bowl of soothing oatmeal? Me too! I've been missing a warm bowl of oatmeal for the last few weeks and although there are many low carb "oatmeals" or "NoOatmeals" as they are often called on the internet, all the ones I've tried have either been gooey/gloppy (yuck!) or smooth like cream of wheat. I wanted the texture of rolled or steel cut oats, so I had to think of something with a rolled oat shape/texture and decided to try using sliced almonds (soaked overnight to soften them) and it worked!
I added ground flax at the end to thicken it and give it body but added it at the end so it doesn't turn gooey/gloppy. This makes two small servings but they are nutrient and fat dense so a small serving is pretty filling. Enjoy it topped with your favorite oatmeal toppings.
Grain-Free, Low Carb Rolled "Oats" (Not Gloppy)
2/3 cup sliced almonds, divided 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or any unsweetened plant based milk 1 large Pinch unrefined sea salt (I use this brand) 2 tbsp. ground golden flax seeds (flax meal) (I use this brand) Sweetener of choice 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Ground cinnamon Toppings Fresh fruit of choice, optional Additional almond milk or heavy cream, warmed Zero carb maple syrup, zero carb brown sugar or sweetener of choice unsweetened shredded coconut Ground cinnamon Butter
1. Remove 1/2 cup sliced almonds to a small covered container, top with water; cover and let stand overnight.
2. Coarsely grind remaining almonds in a coffee grinder or mini blender.
3. Rinse and drain soaked almonds; pour into a small saucepan. Add 1 cup almond milk, coarsely ground almonds and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low or low heat. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes until almonds are to your desired softness. Turn off heat, stir in ground flax, vanilla, enough sweetener to lightly sweeten and a pinch of cinnamon, Mixture will thicken in a minute. Pour into 2 serving bowls, top with toppings of your choice. Serve immediately. If desired, fruit can be added a minute before the flax if you like your fruit warmed and softened.
Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (5.6 ounces). Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. Toppings and "to taste" ingredients are not included in the nutritional analysis.
Amount Per Serving Calories 226.19 Total Fat 19.16g Saturated Fat 1.18g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 182.9mg Potassium 224.14mg Total Carbohydrates 9.43g Fiber 5.37g Sugar 1.3g Protein 7.72g