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Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)

This paleo and vegan Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal is made with low carb cauliflower rice, and it’s cooked in a flash in the Instant Pot! It’s a cozy and delicious breakfast on chilly mornings.Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

While I usually tend to go for savory breakfast items like avocado toasts and eggs and bacon with veggies, on some chilly mornings, I crave a warm and sweet breakfast bowl. There was a time in my low fat days when all I used to eat every morning were oatmeals. I remember when overnight oats were crazy popular and I was obsessed with them as well at one point. While my digestion doesn’t handle oats well anymore, this Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal is a delicious, low carb substitute when I get that old craving.

Made with the ever-so-versatile cauliflower, which replaces many grain-based recipes so well, this “oatmeal” (or n’oatmeal) is so comforting with the mix of cinnamon, creamy dairy-free milk, and coconut sugar, with the added “crunch” from the toasted nuts and seeds.

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

Also, this Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal only takes 2 minutes of cooking time in the Instant Pot, which means that you can easily have a delicious warm breakfast on busy mornings. The prep time takes just a few minutes as well, since all you need to do is add the ingredients into the Instant Pot.

As for the toppings, you can really go wild with whatever you want. I added frozen blueberries, toasted coconut chips, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds to my oatmeal bowls. Next time, I think sliced bananas and almond butter would be nice additions as well. I also enjoyed the leftovers cold the next day, and it was as delicious chilled as it was warm.

If you are making this Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal ahead of time to eat later, make sure to add the toppings just before you eat it because they’ll soften up and lose the “crunch” factor if they sit in the oatmeal for a long time. Hope you enjoy this delicious and easy breakfast bowl, especially when you are missing those traditional oats like I do!

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal is made with low carb cauliflower rice, and it's cooked in a flash in the Instant Pot! It's a cozy and delicious breakfast  on chilly mornings.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower or 4 cups of riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups almond milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar or 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch plus more, if needed
  • 1 cup toasted nuts and/or seeds
  • Optional toppings: sliced fresh fruits, dried fruits, toasted coconut chips, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, nut butter, etc

Instructions

  1. If you are using a whole cauliflower head, remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice.

  2. Add almond milk, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to the Instant Pot and stir together. 

  3. Add the riced cauliflower on top of the liquid.

  4. Seal the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to close, and set the Instant Pot to "Manual" for 2 minutes. 

  5. Once it finishes to a beep, immediately release the pressure valve and open the lid. 

  6. Sprinkle tapioca starch over the "oatmeal" and stir until thickened. Add more tapioca starch if you prefer the texture a bit thicker. 

  7. Transfer to bowls and top with nut, seeds, and/or your favorite toppings. Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Notes

If you are making this ahead of time, don't add the toppings until you are ready to eat it. 

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 25.7%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

This delicious grain free and Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread is so comforting and delicious with a hot mug of coffee, and you’ll love the crunchy nut topping!

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

What is it about a warm buttered toast and a cup of coffee on a chilly morning that just gives ALL THE FEELZ? That’s what I’ve been doing for the past several days ever since making this delicious Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread and it’s what’s been getting me out of bed when it’s usually too cold to.

This bread is just so yummy and I love that the apple flavor really shines through without it being overly sweet. It’s sweetened mostly with applesauce making it a healthy treat, unlike other similar breads I’ve tried which is overpowered by high amounts of sugar and doesn’t even taste like real apples at the end of it.

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The applesauce not only gives the bread flavor, it also creates a delicious moistness (sorry if you hate that word) so it won’t dry out even if you decide to toast the slices like I’ve been doing. And the crunchy nut topping with that soft fluffy bread is just the most delectable texture combo. Best of all, the prep time is less than 5 minutes, so most of the work to make this recipe is done by the oven. It’s definitely my kind of recipe!

I guest posted this Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out and let me know what you think:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

These grain free and Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes are a dreamy and healthy holiday brunch item that your whole family will love!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Oh man, guys… I have the perfect Christmas brunch recipe for you and I’ve made it 3 times already since last week because it’s that good. These Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes are just the dreamiest and the fluffiest, and the cinnamon-y, ginger-y flavor will make you feel so warm and festive with the holiday spirit.

Not only that, it’s super easy to make using just a blender to make the batter, so it’s pretty quick to pull together if you want to feed a group. And each person can customize with whatever toppings that they like!

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I topped mine with almond butter, sliced almonds, a little bit of maple syrup, and cinnamon. But you can add berries, yogurt, jam, granola, or even ice cream for some extra decadence. If you are looking for something simpler, the batter contains a banana so it’s already slightly sweet so it’s delicious on its own.

Hope you enjoy these yummy, fluffy Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes to celebrate your holiday mornings!

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Jean Choi

These grain free and Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes are a dreamy and healthy holiday brunch item that your whole family will love!

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana cut into chunks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Coconut oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except coconut oil, in a blender and blend until smooth. 

  2. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes so it can thicken.

  3. Heat some coconut oil in a skillet over medium low heat. 

  4. Pour the pancake batter on the skillet to make 3-4 inch pancakes. 

  5. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes until browned and cooked through.

  6. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more coconut oil to the pan to grease.

  7. Serve with your favorite toppings!

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.