Chunky Monkey Noatmeal is a take on the popular ice cream flavor in a bowl of low carb oatmeal, aka Noatmeal! This warm and comforting breakfast recipe resembles the popular oatmeal breakfast, only it doesn't have all the carbs!
This is a game-changing cereal recipe to satisfy that desire for hot cereal on a cold morning! A delicious low carb and high fiber breakfast or brunch that you would never guess was gluten-free and grain-free! This recipe is an excellent source of fiber at a whopping 23.2 grams! 6.05 grams of carbohydrates!
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A childhood memory brought back to life!
I have always loved those flavored packets of oatmeal and ate them as an adult for a long time. Banana Cream flavored hot cereal was my very favorite. However, after going low carb, I gave up on oatmeal entirely.
Then, I saw someone post on social media that they had made a grain-free cereal. Of course, that interesting to me, so I had to give it a try. I knew I had to make a banana-flavored oatmeal and I decided to add some chocolate, and chunky monkey noatmeal was born!
The main ingredients you need for Noatmeal
Almond Meal: I always have a nut meal on hand for my Vegetarian Patties, so I decided to go with that. It is not as fine as almond flour and I wanted a little more substance in the cereal.
Hemp Seed: This seed is rich in nutrients and is an excellent source of fiber making it great for digestion. I love the nutty flavor of this seed, so I made sure to add plenty of it in the cereal!
Chia Seed: This seed is another powerful ingredient. Packed with nutrients and fiber and low in calories. I like to use the white chia seed because it is more pleasing to the eye in recipes.
Flaxseed: Another seed high in nutrients, high in Omega-3 fats and rich in fiber.
Banana Extract: This is what gave my cereal that banana cream feeling. If you prefer more natural flavors, then you can choose vanilla extract.
Chunky Monkey Noatmeal is so easy to make!
This grain-free hot cereal is just as easy to make as the regular oatmeal. All you will need to do is measure out all your ingredients, add them to your saucepan, and whisk in some almond milk until the noatmeal is smooth.
Once the cereal is brought to a boil, just reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. By this time, the cereal will have thickened and resembled a hot cooked cereal. While it is given the name noatmeal, to me it resembled cream of wheat. But, that is not a bad thing either!
Make this Chunky Monkey Notameal your way!
There are so many different ways you can make your noatmeal! I chose to make banana flavored hot cereal, but you can substitute any flavor you wish!
- Change up the flavors! Instead of banana extract, choose one of your favorite extract flavors. Almond would be a delicious one!
- The sugar free white chocolate chips are harder to find so if you want to add them, you can make this Sugar Free White Chocolate Bar and cut it into chips.
- Top it with bananas and nuts (for those who choose to eat bananas on Paleo)
- Add your favorite nut butter topping. I love this Legendary Foods Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter. They sell a lot of almond butter also, so you can find a peanut-free one if needed.
- Toasted and salted coconut flakes are my favorite
- Coconut flour can be substituted for almond meal. You will need only ¼ cup of coconut flour
What to serve with your grain-free breakfast!
This Chunky Monkey Noatmeal is pretty filling! Fresh berries would be a great idea and they would keep the carb count down. If you like to have toast with your breakfast, a slice of this Keto Bread made specifically for toasting is delicious!
Another low carb great breakfast cereal is grain-free granola. This recipe for Paleo Granola Recipe is my favorite!
You can also enjoy one of these delicious Paleo Pumpkin Muffins on the side!
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Chunky Monkey Noatmeal
- Place the salt, flaxseed, chia seed, hemp seed, and almond meal in a large saucepan. Stir to combine.
- Pour the almond milk into the saucepan and whisk until blended. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
- Serve as desired.