February 3


Monika’s Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

By Monika Knapp

February 3, 2021

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This Paleo “Oatmeal” Recipe Takes Only 5 Minutes & Contains Lots Of Good-For-You Ingredients…

Monika's Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

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Paleo oatmeal is a bit of an oxymoron.

Oatmeal is technically a grain–which is a big “no-no” if you’re doing paleo.

And in fact, some research suggests oatmeal (and other grains) contribute to a leaky gut, inflammation, and other digestion-related problems.

However, oatmeal is a staple in many people’s breakfast lineups.

So what happens if you’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast as part of a healthy diet… and then you decide to try paleo to be even healthier–and you realize you can’t have oatmeal?

Enter–paleo “oatmeal.”

Monika's Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

What Exactly Is Paleo “Oatmeal”?

There are a lot of recipes for paleo oatmeal out there–and each of them has their own particular spin.

They’re all grain-free and contain ingredients meant to simulate the texture and flavor of oatmeal… but not all of them are necessarily “healthy.”

A lot of paleo oatmeal recipes out there LOOK good but are secretly calorie-dense from all the add-ons required to make something that isn’t oatmeal look like oatmeal.

(Not to mention that a lot of paleo recipes in general require you to have a fully stocked “paleo kitchen”–only pantry staples for me, please.)

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So what’s the solution?

Well, I tested a number of recipes… and found that the easiest way to make paleo oatmeal that’s nutritious, rich, will keep you full for hours and–most importantly–will help you stay trim… is to go small on quantity and big on flavor.

Which means when all is said and done, this oatmeal might not look like a whole lot in your bowl–though each bite is an explosion of flavor in your mouth.

This “oatmeal” is toasty, nutty, fruity, tropical, sweet, salty… and to be honest, it kind of tastes a little like a healthy cookie dough (if there is such a thing).

It’s also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and less than 500 calories to boot.*

And the best part is, it can be made using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

*I’m not big on calorie counting, but I know a lot of people are, so I included it just in case.

Monika's Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

FTH’s 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal

Equipment Needed: Small saucepan

Recipe Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1-2


  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts, separated
  • 2 Tbsp chopped and pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp tahini (almond butter would also work well)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp non-dairy unsweetened probiotic yogurt (I used Forager brand cashew yogurt)
  • Himalayan pink salt or sea salt for finishing


1) Combine the dates, 2 Tbsp of the coconut milk, and 1 Tbsp of water in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high heat for 15-30 seconds, until the dates are warm and slightly plump.

2) Combine the date mixture, half of the walnuts, banana, flaked coconut, remaining coconut milk, tahini, and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat on the stove.

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3) Stir the mixture constantly for about 2 minutes, until it thickens and begins to look like “oatmeal.” It’s finished when it’s at the consistency you desire.

4) Spoon into a bowl, top with the yogurt, the rest of the walnuts, a sprinkle of salt, and more pumpkin pie spice if desired.

5) Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use whole walnuts, but make sure you crush them first. This can easily be done using the bottom of a mason jar covered in plastic wrap (or any flat-bottomed pan would do).
  • The riper the banana you use, the better. If it has lots of brown spots on it, good! That’s flavor gold right there.
  • I strongly recommend you use canned coconut milk for the most flavor–it’s thicker and adds a lot of body to the “oatmeal.”
  • You can make this in the microwave if you must, but it only takes 2 minutes on the stove and will give you a more controlled result because you can stir.
  • Be careful not to finish with too much salt–even though this oatmeal tastes sweet, there is no added sugar, so 1-2 cranks of salt over the top is plenty.
  • One of the greatest things about this recipe is you can top it with just about whatever you want: more banana and yogurt, flaked coconut, fresh/dried fruit, maca powder (a personal favorite)… It’s totally up to you!
Monika's Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

3 “Lightened-Up” Versions For An Even Healthier Breakfast

This oatmeal is under 500 calories, but if you’d prefer a lighter breakfast, you have a few options:

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1) Separate it out into 2 servings. This recipe doesn’t make much, but it IS filling and can easily be split up into two breakfasts.

2) Substitute unsweetened almond milk for the canned coconut milk. It won’t taste as rich, but it will still be yummy.

3) Replace 2 Tbsp of the coconut milk with 2 Tbsp more unsweetened probiotic, dairy-free yogurt. This is another way to lighten it up without compromising texture.

And if you have a little more time…

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Follow step one in the recipe above, THEN:

2) Combine the banana, date mixture, and pumpkin pie spice in the saucepan first. Cook down until it is a deep brown and beginning to caramelize (1-2 minutes).

3) While you are doing this, toast the walnuts. The fastest way to do it is over the stove, in a small dry pan. Toast them over medium-high heat for 1-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until you begin to smell their aroma. If it starts to smell acrid or like something is burning, you’ve gone too far.

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4) Then add the flaked coconut, half of the toasted walnuts, remaining coconut milk, and tahini into the saucepan. Stir and cook another 1-2 minutes, until the mixture smells good, looks even, and is thick enough for you.

5) Spoon into a bowl, top with the yogurt, remaining toasted walnuts, salt, and more pumpkin pie spice if desired.

Monika's Molecular Meals: 5-Minute Sweet & Salty Paleo Oatmeal (GF, DF & Vegan)

A Final Note About The Kind Of Yogurt You Use…

When you choose yogurt for this recipe, you’re looking for yogurt that is unsweetened, dairy-free, and most importantly, probiotic.

Probiotics are living nutrients that are found in certain foods, like some yogurts. They’re also in other fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.

In recent years, scientists and doctors have done more research on probiotics… and it turns out they can have a HUGE impact on your health!

This video explains some probiotic foods and their benefits:

So when you’re choosing a yogurt for this recipe, make sure the container says “live and active cultures.” That’s how you know it contains probiotics!

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It’s because probiotic yogurt is not only better for you and your gut health…

But if you choose yogurt with the RIGHT probiotics, it will also help you lose more weight, faster!

So which probiotics are the “right” probiotics, and where can you get them?

There are 4 specific probiotic strains that were discovered by a well-known doctor

And he has used them to help his patients lose hundreds and hundreds of pounds so far! (I want to join them, don’t you?!)

This doctor, Dr. Steven Masley, is located in Florida…

But thankfully, you don’t have to go to Florida to find out what these probiotics are and how you can get them into your diet…

Here’s a free, short video of Dr. Masley explaining what those strains are (and how to get them):

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[Note: This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on October 13, 2019.]

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