Quick & Easy Low Carb Oatmeal Substitute

[Haven’t written in a while and for those regular readers curious how the diet’s going: awful. I plan on writing more in the new year but for now here’s a recipe]

Recipes of this sort have been knocking around the low carb and Paleo sites for a while now and having the ingredients sitting around looking for a use, I thought I would come up with my own super-simple version.


  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 drops of EZ-Sweetz

You can see that the prep time for the above was about a minute. 2 minutes in the microwave, and you’re done. I did have to mix it, slicing up the mixture with my spoon as the egg had set and made it hold together. I also added a bit more almond milk, making it probably closer to the 1/2 cup mentioned above.

The result was pretty damn good if you ask me. Considering I was eating a tasty, hot and filling breakfast in less than 5 minutes, I’d say I must consider this as worthy of being added to my list of regulars. This wouldn’t be half-shabby as a dessert as well.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 360
Fat: 30g
Sat fat: 11g
Carbs: 11g
Net carbs: 6g
Protein: 15g

2 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Low Carb Oatmeal Substitute

  1. LOVE the minimalist theme. Very clean.

    I keep asking myself…Am I done? Am I done? That is, done eating all the fruitcakes, stollen, chocolates, shortbread, lindt balls…

    At last, I can almost definitively say I’m done. You heard it here first !

    1. I like the probabilistic certitude of the phrase ‘almost definitely’. Since I have thought that I was ‘done’ so many times since I last wrote at length, I decided on a radical change in my routine today to try to trigger a real starting point: I got on the treadmill and did 5K. I never did that before. I wanted to see if I could walk 5K because as a new year’s resolution I want to *run* a 5k. This sort of thing is completely out-of-character for me and I find it somewhat unnerving.

      It’s part of some new thinking I’d like to embrace for the new year – we’ll see if it has any power to it or constitutes just another futile gesture. More to come on this.

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