N’Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

by Fresh Planet Flavor
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N'oatmeal Breakfast Bowl (grain free, fruit sweetened, dairy free, #vegan, #paleo)

Taking a moment at the end of the day to bring you this sweet little bit of a breakfast recipe/strategy. Sunday is Olympic Lifting day at my Crossfit box, which means one and a half hours of strength, skill and metcon work instead of the usual one. #win Without pausing for a shower(!) I headed north under the Bay for my first visit to the Berkeley gem Mission:Heirloom in time to enjoy grass-fed, organic, chemical-free (auto-immune-compliant) food, conceptualized with playful care and executed with fresh, local, inventive, seasonal ingredients.

I sat down in the cafe’s edible garden with co-owner Yrmis, Natasha of The Feisty Kitchen and Dr. Jolene Brighten (both Instagram friends turning simply friends) for a luxurious lunch. If Mission:Heirloom is the future of nourishing, sustainable eating, it’ll be a delicious one. The meal finished with giggles and a group selfie, and I can’t wait to go back for another enjoyable meal soon… 

This n’oatmeal (not oatmeal) breakfast bowl recipe seems a fitting finale to my day full of fitness, fresh food and friends… not least because the basic variation is autoimmune-paleo compliant! When I want something that isn’t an egg for breakfast, I enjoy different versions of this n’oatmeal breakfast bowl because it’s quick, purty, easy, filling, sweetened only with fruit, can be served warm or cold, and is a blank canvas on which to play play PLAY with the toppings of your choice! If that doesn’t recommend it to ya, I don’t know what will. You have to be a fan of coconut, true, but if you are (and especially if your belly happens to be sensitive to grains, nuts, or eggs) then this little breakfast is a great card to play. 

N'oatmeal Breakfast Bowl (grain free, fruit sweetened, dairy free, #vegan, #paleo)

 

N’Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
 
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
This quick substitute for oatmeal is fruit-sweetened, infinitely customizable, and can be served warm or cold.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup butternut squash purée
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Puree the ingredients in a food processor until combined but the texture of the shredded coconut remains.
  2. Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy with toppings of choice (options include melted chocolate or cacao nibs, chopped fruit or berries, crushed nuts and seeds, bee pollen).
 

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49 comments

Tracy May 18, 2015 - 8:48 am

This sounds like a great combination! Most people don’t think to use butternut squash in breakfast dishes and sweets, but I pretty much always use then instead of pumpkins because they’re smaller and easier to handle. I can’t really taste the difference either.
Add coconut and banana, and I’m guessing it tastes great!

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 18, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Yes, I regularly cook with butternut squash… whereas I don’t use pumpkin unless it’s out of a can!

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Amanda May 18, 2015 - 4:06 pm

This looks lovely! I’ve got a bad cold right now and hardly anything looks appetizing to me, but this looks great! Do you think I could sub canned pumpkin for the squash puree? I’ve got that on hand.

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 18, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Absolutely! I’ve done it both ways.

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The Food Hunter May 19, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Oh I can’t wait to try this!!

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Emily @ Recipes to Nourish May 19, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Your food is always so gorgeous! I love seeing what you create. Fun recipe too!

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Kelly @ The Nourishing Home May 19, 2015 - 4:21 pm

What a great idea to use butternut squash to add a creamy texture and boost of nutrition. I can’t wait to try this! 🙂 I also love that it’s nut-free and super easy. Will definitely be sharing this!

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 19, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Thanks! Yep, nut-free and egg-free to give tummies a bit of a break.

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Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen May 20, 2015 - 5:47 am

Love the butternut squash here, what a nice hearty breakfast!

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Dena Norton May 20, 2015 - 1:06 pm

You totally got me – it looks exactly like oatmeal! Love the creative use of smooth and sweet butternut squash! 🙂

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Yep, that was a big thing for me: get the look and texture just like oatmeal!

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Tash May 20, 2015 - 4:46 pm

YES! I make a similar version but I looooove the idea of adding butternut squash….or maybe even kabocha squash! Looks delicious!

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 21, 2015 - 12:02 am

Oh, you could totally use different kinds of squash. Even sweet potato!

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Krystal May 20, 2015 - 4:58 pm

I’ve been dying to try CrossFit but can’t find a place that offers classes in my area. 🙁 This breakfast bowl sounds like it would definitely give you the energy you need to power through one of those classes!!

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 20, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Really!? San Francisco is swimming in Crossfit… I thought they had locations everywhere!

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Bobby Jackels May 25, 2015 - 5:26 am

I’ve made a lot of n’oatmeal in the past, but this was the best bowl yet! I don’t know why this recipe isn’t glittering with praise, haha. 🙂 The texture was near spot-on. Thank you for the recipe!

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 26, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Thanks! The texture is something I worked to get right, glad you’re a fan.

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Ana Valentin May 29, 2015 - 4:11 pm

I adore this recipe! I really must try this out! I love butternut squash.

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Fresh Planet Flavor May 29, 2015 - 5:26 pm

The recipe is so easy it’s pretty much a “why not?” situation… 🙂

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Nellie Josias June 8, 2015 - 7:30 am

After seeing the pictures and reading through the post… I am so trying this. I am on some sort of health kick right now and this does look delish!

Thanks for giving me an awesome breakfast idea.

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Fresh Planet Flavor June 8, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Yep, it’s a fab alternative. Let me know how it goes!

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Nissa June 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

This looks amazing! Im wondering if its safe to heat it up a little. Like maybe 30 secs in micro. My mornings here are a bit cold and this n’oatmeal would be my go to in the am. Thanks for sharing.

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Fresh Planet Flavor June 23, 2015 - 1:44 pm

I think it would be just fine to heat! Only a short amount of time, however, you don’t want to cook it. 🙂

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Gina July 19, 2015 - 11:28 am

I made it this morning and heated it up in a pot (it’s winter Down Under :)) – it turned out beautifully and tasted like the best porridge ever… Thanks so much for the recipe!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 20, 2015 - 1:30 am

Fantastic, glad to hear you enjoyed!

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Sabrina July 31, 2015 - 9:22 pm

This is so flippin’ good. I froze the remainder of the butternut squash, let it thaw in the fridge overnight, and then purée with everything else in the morning. Quick and easy! Sticks to your ribs, and again, is so good. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 31, 2015 - 9:31 pm

Awesome! Thanks for tip about the butternut squash. 🙂

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Rachel November 4, 2015 - 11:24 am

Hi, I tried to cook this but it just tasted like dinner and looked like pumkin purée, bright orange, have I done something wrong. I miss oatmeal so much on aip.

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Fresh Planet Flavor November 4, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Tasted like dinner? It should’ve mostly tasted like coconut and banana…

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Mary November 9, 2015 - 4:03 am

Do you buy the butternut squash and bake and then puree it in advance and then keep it in the fridge for this breakfast?

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Fresh Planet Flavor November 9, 2015 - 4:05 am

No, I used canned.

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Denise January 5, 2016 - 9:27 pm

Just to clarify – coconut milk – carton or can? They’re pretty different, and I’m presuming the canned (thicker, more coconutty) is what you’re using, but want to be sure. Thanks in advance – look forward to trying this!!

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Fresh Planet Flavor January 5, 2016 - 9:51 pm

You’re correct… canned!

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Heather July 1, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Ok. I’m a little late to the n’oatmeal party but just made this this morning and it is the JAM!!!! Soooo good and I added blueberries and cacao powder! It was so delicious!! Thanks so much!

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Whoa! That sounds amazing. For being late to the n’oatmeal party, that sounds like a great entrance!

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Kalan February 5, 2018 - 7:29 pm

Wait… how are those nutrition facts correct? 40 g of fat in one serving?!?!!! And how is that 0% of your recommended daily intake of fat?

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Fresh Planet Flavor February 13, 2018 - 2:12 am

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Hibber September 29, 2019 - 4:05 pm

Is this DRY shredded coconut or the fresh/frozen variety or what?

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 11, 2020 - 2:08 am

Dry shredded coconut, yes!

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