Oat-less ‘oatmeal’

Sometimes I get stuck in a breakfast rut.

I know when I wake up and I’m not immediately excited to go get started on my breakfast, it’s time to switch it up. Plus, when I’m eating the same thing for breakfast everyday, it’s easy to just plow through my food without coming up for air. Whenever I get used to/bored with my food, it’s time to find some new inspiration.

This here oat-less ‘oatmeal’ breakfast was fabulous. And definitely something I had never tried before but I loved the moment I tasted it. While I was eating this, I couldn’t stop asking myself…”Why haven’t I tried this before?”

It was like a fluffier version of oatmeal. Almost cake-like with all of it’s fluffiness. Plus it’s grain free so if you’re gluten-free, this breakfast option is perfect for you.


Oat-less 'Oatmeal'

Yield: serves 1


1/4 cup milk
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Whisk together egg whites and milk. Then add in flaxseed, cinnamon, mashed banana, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat. Constantly stir the mixture and scrape the bottom of the saucepan until you reach a cooked oatmeal consistency.

The cooking should take no more than 5 minutes.

Scoop into a bowl. Top with toppings if desired and serve.

  • My toppings included: pecans, raisins, and blueberries


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  2. Sorry, I was wondering…. What does the flax seed do in the recipe? Meaning is it there just for nutritional reasons or is it some kind of binder? Ha sorry if that sounds stupid….

    • Haha not stupid at all:) Without the flax seed your texture would be off and you would end up with something that is nothing like oatmeal. The recipe needs some type of flour-esque ingredient to thicken it up a little. Hope that helps:)

  3. imma make this! I don’t have any flax though so am going to use oatbran, hope it doesn’t go horribly wrong! excited to try it xxx

  4. Yay, I made it, even used flax in the end! Surprised at how much it was like oats. It was so filling too! This will be a good after workout meal or something to keep me going in the morning, might make slightly less though. It went colder quicker than oats, so got to munch it down fast! Thanks for this idea :)

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  6. Ever since I found this recipe on your blog, I have been eating it for breakfast more often than not. I love it!! Thank you so much for posting about this wonderful dish. :)

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