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Grain-Free & Paleo Spiced Overnight N’Oatmeal

Sep 19, 2016

There is a funny joke around my parents house, that whenever we come home or any of my friends stop by, my mom, Kimberly, will feed you a feast of a breakfast.  She will try to make you grain-free banana pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bone broth and berries and whipped cream.  Really Mom and Dad, you should open a bed and breakfast!

Growing up, my mom used to make a big pot of oatmeal for weekday mornings.  If there was one thing I remember about high-school days, or any day at home—let’s be real, she still makes me breakfast when I come home—it’s that we were never allowed to leave the house without a big breakfast.

And that totally has carried over to me, because I never ever miss breakfast!

In college, I used to make those oatmeal packets for early mornings—totally not healthy, so please no one go do this. 😉  People always say oatmeal sticks to you, yeah I don’t get that.  I usually am starving within an hour.  Sadly regular oatmeal is usually just a bunch of processed carbs and sugars, not my mom’s butter and cream filled oatmeal…or this amazing, protein-filled and delicious grain-free oatmeal!

With fall and cooler weather approaching, I thought this would be the perfect time to test out a oatmeal recipe (or n’oatmeal) for you all—free of grains, gluten and refined sugars! I tested this a few times and honestly couldn’t stop eating it—so, so good!

Plus, it actually tasted and felt like oatmeal to me, even that awesome gooey, creamy oatmeal like texture!

Since we talked about breakfast on this week’s podcast episode, I thought I would share this healthy, make ahead breakfast option for those early mornings with you all!

Just a few notes—

  • I made it entirely without any added sweeter, like the raw honey.  I preferred it that way as well as topped with a spoonful of blackberry jam.
  • I liked the texture best when I warmed it with a bit of water to make it less thick!
  • Keep in mind that collagen peptides are much different than gelatin, but the collagen gives this a boost of extra protein!  The two act very differently and you cannot use gelatin in this recipe.


Grain-Free & Paleo Spiced Overnight N’Oatmeal

makes 6 servings

*Adjust amount of honey based off desired sweetness.  I found the n’oatmeal sweet enough with just the blackberry jam topping.

**Recipe in my cookbook, All American Paleo Table


  • Add all dry ingredients (nuts, coconut, flaxseed, collagen and spices) to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to a slightly chunky flour like consistency.  Add in the honey, cream, water, and vanilla extract, and blend until thick and mostly smooth.
  • Transfer to individual sized jars (these glass Weck jars are my favorite and the perfect size for one serving) or one large container.
  • Chill for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
  • In a small pan, warm desired amount with butter and more water if too thick.
  • Serve topped with blackberry jam, a splash of cream or maple syrup if desired!
  • Store remaining n’oatmeal jars in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Comments +

  1. Karen

    September 19th, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks! This sounds delicious. I bought a canister of collagen peptides, so I’ll be trying out a lot of your recipes.

  2. Jessica

    September 22nd, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    HAve you tried a crockpot version of this?

  3. Caroline Potter

    September 23rd, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi Jessica! I don’t own a crockpot, so no…plus you only heat to warm it so you don’t want it to sit in the crockpot!

  4. Elizabeth S

    September 22nd, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Would there be a way to sub grass-fed gelatin for the collagen? Maybe use much less gelatin to get the same effect?

  5. Caroline Potter

    September 23rd, 2016 at 11:37 am

    You have to use collagen as the recipe states. Gelatin works much differently and the two can not be interchanged!

  6. Maureen H

    September 27th, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Is the collagen peptide just a protein boost or required in the recipe? I’d like to try this and wondering if I could test out if the family likes it before purchasing the collagen?

  7. Erica

    September 29th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    This looks so good. Unfortunately I will have to sub almonds for the cashews (which is heartbreaking, I love cashews, but they don’t love me). Or is there another nut you think might work better?

  8. Journi

    September 30th, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Can/will you please add calorie &, if possible nutritional information for your recipes?

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