Warm Apple N’Oatmeal – Vegan and Gluten Free

Warm Apple N’Oatmeal – a delicious grain free alternative to traditional oatmeal for breakfast that is loaded with protein, good fats and fibre.  The perfect start to any morning and only takes a few minutes to make.

an overhead shot of two bowls of Warm Apple N'oatmeal as part of a breakfast spread of jams and pastries

I love oatmeal but I also watch my simple carbohydrate in-take so using up my carbs early in the morning by eating toast, oatmeal or cereal doesn’t always work for me.  So my morning go too has become N’Oatmeal!  Sometimes a girl needs to save the bread for some tacos or burgers for dinner- anyone feel me on this?

So what is N’Oatmeal?

Well it is just what you think no oats oatmeal.  Instead of using oats and grains to fill up on for breakfast n’oatmeal uses seeds like chia and flax, hemp hearts, nuts and fruit to give a similar texture to oatmeal but with fewer carbohydrates and more healthy fats and protein.

What makes N’Oatmeal great is it feels like you are eating a warm cozy bowl of oatmeal but 100% vegan, paleo, gluten free and fits the 21 Day Fix Nutrition Plan.   A perfect I breakfast if you are trying to eat a little healthier and fuel your body with the nutrition it needs to metabolize food well, give you the energy for the day and regulate blood sugar levels.

Bowl of Warm Apple N'Oatmeal with some jams on a white linen table

Aren’t Seeds and Nuts Fattening?

Seeds and nuts are high in fat but high in healthy fats.  That makes all the difference in the world.  Fat is actually not the enemy and believe it or not can actually help your weightloss goals.

Here are some benefits of eating healthy fats like seeds and nuts:

  1. Healthy fats help us feel full for longer periods of time and providing sustainable energy.  In other words if you feel full longer you won’t be looking for sugary snacks to give you energy to get going.  You will feel satisfied until your next meal without an energy slump.
  2. Our hormones need a source of good fat to keep to keep our bodies balanced.  Hormonal imbalances are a source of weight gain and well… hanger!
  3. Our body need fat to function!  Our brains are over 60% fat, our lungs have a protective layer of fat and our nerves that control our metabolism and insulin levels use fat.

There are so many more reasons as to why healthy fats are essential to living a healthy life and contribute to weightloss than I will dive into here.  But if you would like to find our more check out Dr. Becky Campbell’s article on fat to find out more.

So now let’s get to it and make this recipe all ready!

Ingredient shot of apple n'oatmeal ingredients

Wash and chop one medium apple into cubes and place in a small bowl.  Any kind of apple will do.  In a small bowl combine 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flax seeds, 1 tbsp hemp hearts, 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut and 2 tbsp raisins.  You can also add 1 tbsp of your favourite chopped nut.  I like chopped walnuts or pecans when I have them.

Almond milk being poured onto bowl of warm apple n'oatmeal

Add seeds and nuts to the bowl with apples and pour in 1/2 a cup of your favourite dairy free milk like unsweetened almond milk.  Warm in the microwave for 1 minute.  Stir and serve warm!

Warm Apple N’Oatmeal Recipe

5 from 1 vote
an overhead shot of two bowls of Warm Apple N'oatmeal as part of a breakfast spread of jams and pastries
Warm Apple N’Oatmeal - Vegan and Gluten Free
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 

Warm Apple N'Oatmeal is a delicious fast breakfast that is grain free and brimming with healthy fats, fibre and flavour!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: 21 Day Fix, American
Keyword: 21 Day Fix Recipes, Breakfast, Gluten Free, N'Oatmeal, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 298 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond
  • 1 mediumapple chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp raisins
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop one medium apple into cubes and place in small bowl.

  2. Add 1 tbsp each of chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, unsweetened coconut and 2 tbsp raisins.

  3. Pour in 1/2 a cup of unsweetened almond milk.  Mix well.

  4. Heat in microwave for 1 minute.  Mix again and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

21 Day Fix Portion Count: 1 purple  2 orange  1 tsp  and 1 yellow.  Add 1 blue for 2 tbsp chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts
Warm Apple N’Oatmeal - Vegan and Gluten Free
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.3g 20%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 531mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 40.5g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10.4g 42%
Sugars 26g
Protein 8.8g 18%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 26%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Tip:

If you aren’t a fan of apples you can easily swap the apples out for any kind of fruit.  Peaches, nectarines, pears or strawberries would work well.

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6 thoughts on “Warm Apple N’Oatmeal – Vegan and Gluten Free

  1. I love this idea! Oatmeal is so cozy and filling but it’s relatively high in Weight Watchers points so I rarely eat it. This sounds and looks perfect!!!

  2. Wow, this is such a healthy breakfast and super fast to make too! Love that I can dump the ingredients in the bowl and have it ready in a few minutes. Pinned.

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