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bowl of cauliflower oatmeal with strawberries.

Chocolate Cauliflower Oatmeal (High Protein, Oat-Free)

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This Cauliflower Oatmeal recipe is a low-carb, oat-free and grain-free breakfast porridge that is perfect for paleo diets. Try this healthy recipe when you’re avoiding oats but want a cozy breakfast reminiscent of the real thing. This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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


  1. Place the almond milk and cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Stir in the eggs and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the cocoa powder, sweetener, collagen powder, and almond butter.
  4. Serve hot, with sliced strawberries and cacao nibs on top (optional).


  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  2. If you aren’t on a strict low-carb diet, feel free to use up to 1/2 cup of rolled oats along with 1/2 cup of cauliflower rice to make this recipe most like a real oatmeal. The cooking instructions stay the same.
  3. If you are short on time, you can make the cauliflower rice up to 2 days ahead of time. Or, you can use bagged cauliflower rice or frozen cauliflower rice.
  4. You can use whatever type of milk you like in this recipe.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 12.1 g
  • Sodium: 235.2 mg
  • Fat: 12.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9 g
  • Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg