This Chocolate Cauliflower “Noatmeal” Oatmeal recipe is a low carb and grain-free breakfast porridge that is perfect for paleo and keto diets.

bowl of cauliflower oatmeal with strawberries and cacao nibs on top

Cauliflower Oatmeal

Chocolate Cauliflower “Noatmeal” (get it…no-oats-oatmeal = noatmeal?) definitely falls into that category of weird-sounding foods. While you may initially think that making a sweet, oatmeal dish using cauliflower just sounds wrong, I promise you that it’s really good! 

This chocolate version I’m sharing with you today is not only delicious, but it’s super healthy too. This grain-free breakfast has approximately:

  • 215 calories per serving, plus
  • 10 grams of fat,
  • 16 grams carbohydrates,
  • 6 grams of fiber,
  • and 18 grams of protein

Additionally, one serving of this paleo oatmeal contains 125% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. And, it tastes great!

Recipe Steps

This healthy breakfast recipe takes some effort to make, but you make the cauliflower rice ahead of time to make it more efficient.

Step One

The first step to make low carb oatmeal is to start with a medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets. Give the florets a wash in the sink and then add them to the base of a food processor.

cauliflower oatmeal process shots

Step Two

After you’ve made your cauliflower rice, it’s time to gather up the rest of your ingredients. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of this post for exact measurements and cooking times.

ingredients for chocolate cauliflower oatmeal recipe

Step Three

Place the almond milk and cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Then, add the eggs and cook the oatmeal for about 8 minutes.

pot of cauliflower oatmeal

Step Four

The last step is to stir in the cocoa powder, maple-flavored Lakanto syrup, collagen protein, and almond butter. I also like to top the finished noatmeal with some strawberries for color and a little extra sweetness.

bowl of noatmeal with strawberries and cacao nibs

FAQs

Can I use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe instead of making my own?

Yes, but you you’ll need to de-frost frozen cauliflower rice in the microwave or let it defrost overnight in the fridge before using it. Be sure to squeeze out any excess water from the frozen version before making this dish.

What does this recipe taste like? Can you taste the cauliflower?

This cauliflower-based oatmeal has very little flavor of cauliflower, mostly because it’s covered up by the flavors of the chocolate, maple-flavored syrup, strawberries, and almond butter. That said, the texture is slightly crunchier than oatmeal made from oats. But, all in all, I think it is an excellent substitution, especially if you are on a grain-free diet. 

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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Chocolate Cauliflower “Noatmeal” Oatmeal


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This recipe is a paleo and grain-free version of oatmeal using cauliflower rice.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice (about the amount that comes from a medium head of cauliflower)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto maple flavored syrup*
  • 2 scoops collagen protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, for topping
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs, for topping

Instructions

  • Place the almond milk and cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Stir in the eggs and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the cocoa powder, maple-flavored syrup, collagen powder, and almond butter.
  • Serve hot, with sliced strawberries and cacao nibs on top.

Notes

* You can use real maple syrup, if you prefer. But, then this recipe will not be low-carb.

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cauliflower oatmeal, grain-free oatmeal, paleo oatmeal

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