My take on Noatmeal (no-oatmeal) recipe

I love reading Mark’s Daily Apple for low-carb recipe ideas, and when I saw his Noatmeal I knew I had a winner to replace Craig’s weekend oatmeal breakfast. I’ve never liked oatmeal (too slimy and slippery) but I really enjoy this nutty and rich breakfast once a week.

Look at these deliciously crunchy nut bits…

And they smell so good when you’re toasting them up.

Whisk the wet ingredients until they’re smooth.

This next step is also known as the “don’t accidentally make an omelet” step!

Ahh bliss…

Do you make something like this too? I know there are lots of variations out there – I’d love to hear what yours is.

Noatmeal (no-oatmeal)
A delicious low-carb substitute for oatmeal.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 TB pepitas (shelled, roasted pumpkin seeds)
  • 4 TB flax meal
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets Truvia or 2 TB honey (optional)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TB almond butter
  1. Put dry ingredients (all but the last 3 in the list) in a Cuisinart or blender and pulse just until most of the nuts are chopped into tiny pieces. Nut chunks are perfectly fine - and really tasty in the final product - so don't worry about them.
  2. Put this mixture in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Stirring constantly, toast the nut mixture. When it smells amazing and has started to release some of the oils, you're done. Be careful not to scorch it!
  3. Turn off the heat.
  4. Whisk together the wet ingredients and add to the pan. Stir quickly to keep from making scrambled eggs!
  5. Cook over medium heat until as thick as you like - stirring constantly. Add salt and additional Truvia to taste if you like.




  1. Thanks for the link! How is it with the egg? I’ve always wondered…

  2. I’d like to make a paleo granola that I can ship to my boys who are off at college. Does this qualify? If not, any suggestions?

  3. Hi – looks great, does it work with flax seed? I have that but no flax meal.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Do you have a coffee grinder? Pop that flax seed in there, and you’ll have fresh-ground flax meal! Otherwise I might try it with the seeds, but it might end up undercooked and/or slimy.

      Good luck :)

  4. I made this for my family- myself, my husband, and my picky-18-month-old- and everyone loved it! I think it’s better than oatmeal! Also super filling. So glad that I can finally eat “oatmeal” again!

    I left out the pepitas and flax. I also used monk fruit extract sweetener. I used regular whole milk instead of coconut milk. I had a little trouble figuring out when the nut mixture was done toasting. I never noticed it releasing oils, so I definitely scorched my first try. After that, I just went by “when it smells amazing”! :)

  5. Hey,

    This recipe looks great, is it suitable to eat 3-4 times a week? I don’t want to be over doing it with the nuts?


  6. Can you blend the nuts ahead of time and put them in a seperate containier for a quicker breakfast. If so how long are they good for?

    • I just ground a BUNCH of nuts/seeds to exactly that purpose (skipped flax and substituted 1 tbsp sunflower seeds per recipe). I’m not sure how long they are good for but I plan to have this once a week (haven’t tried it yet but I’ll go ahead and assume it’s amazing) and ground about 6 servings worth. I assume they’ll be fine for a couple months.

  7. Jo Henderson says

    Hello there!
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it is absolutely Delisoso! I have been missing my morning warm bowl of Oats and this is the best!

    I substituted a few things because I didn’t have some of the stuff the recipe called for.

    3/4 cup of Almonds instead of the mixture of nuts
    Sunflower seeds instead of Pepitas/Pumpkin seeds
    LSA instead of Flaxmeal/Ground Flaxseed
    I used Honey
    Almond Milk instead of Coconut milk
    everything else I had and added it and it is seriously what I’ve been missing!!! Warm bowl of cereal tasting but not cereal hahaha thank you again :)


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