Good Grain-Free Oatmeal, Seriously!

This is a Seriously Good Grain-Free Oatmeal

Unfortunately, I have a son who does not like fruit.  Unimaginable, right?!  Usually children don’t like vegetables, but NO, he doesn’t like bananas, apples, pears, etc…  What can I give him for nourishment that is a good grain-free oatmeal?  So one day, by accident, I discover a very useful trick!

Grain-Free Oatmeal

I call this oatmeal because it replaces our morning grain oatmeal and has a similar texture.  We periodically take a break from soaked grains to keep our guts clear.  So by default, I grabbed the fruit on the counter, knowing one son would not eat it a la cart and decide to blend it up, and add seeds to give an oatmeal-ly texture.  With this breakfast recipe, no one is missing the grain and we enjoy the simple goodness of fresh fruits.  Note:  seeds need to be soaked overnight, so prepare the night before.  This was implemented for 2nd time.

It turns out to be a really good grain-free oatmeal.  Here’s how:

This Serves 4-5


2 bananas

2 apples

2 pears

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp cinnamon (we like this stomach-soothing spice, but use 1 tsp if too strong for you)

1/2 cup raisins (boiled in 1/2 cup of filtered water  for 5 minutes)

2-4 tbsp of chia and flax seed (put equal amounts of chia and flax seeds in a mug and cover with filtered water; put cellophane on top of the mug and soak in refrigerator over night)  Flax oil is also an option [see this] and search flax seed or oil

1/4 cup homemade almond milk (optional)

Strain out the sweet water from the raisins and add the water to the blender.  There should be 1/4 cup of water remaining after absorption and evaporation.  Save the raisins for later to decorate each dish when serving.  When blending, if its not rotating enough, simply add a few TBSP of filtered water.  Put all other ingredients in your blender and mix.  Blendtech has a “sauce” setting that works perfect for this recipe.  When “oatmeal” consistency, place in serving bowl or bowls.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and raisins.  It tastes and even looks like a good grain-free oatmeal.

Be creative and make smiley faces with the raisins to start the day with a smile.  In this photo my son wanted a mountain of raisins!

Tips:  This makes a very nice baby food for new eaters.  You can also change the recipe;  use sunflower, pumpkin butter oil and other nutrient-dense seeds/oils.  Also consider adding a bit of kales or spinach.

Serve and enjoy!  May you continue Fostering Nutrition for you and your loved ones.



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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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