This post was updated on November 17th, 2021
One of the most common questions I hear from participants in my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge is, “what’s the deal with oatmeal?” I get it. Oatmeal is a pretty dependable staple, and provided you’re using steel cut oats, it’s gluten-free and nutrient-dense. So, homemade (rather than pre-processed) oatmeal is not the worst thing you could eat for breakfast, but this recipe will serve you better.
Rather than providing a predominantly carbohydrate-based meal that’s hard on your blood sugar levels, this PCOS-friendly alternative is higher in healthy fats and protein. The macronutrient profile will sustain you for longer, while the whole fruit and cinnamon still give you that comforting warmth and sweetness.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this PCOS-Friendly Oatmeal:
- Almond milk
- Almond meal
- Cashew nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Flaxseed/Linseed meal
- Ground Ceylon cinnamon
- Fresh berries
This breakfast still isn’t as good as having meat and vegetables, but if you’re feeling the need for an oatmeal-like experience then this recipe should see you right.
To save a little time, make large batches of the dry ingredients for this recipe and store until required.
P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.
While it’s not your traditional oatmeal, this warm PCOS breakfast recipe will surely hit the spot.
Rather than providing a predominantly carbohydrate-based meal that’s hard on your blood sugar levels, this PCOS-friendly alternative is higher in healthy fats and protein.
- 1/2 cup Almond milk
- 1/4 cup Almond meal
- 1/4 cup Cashew nuts
- 1/4 cup Shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp Flaxseed/Linseed meal
- 1 tsp Ground Ceylon cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Walnuts (crushed)
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 Banana
- 1 tbsp Fresh berries (or frozen)
- Place almond milk, almond meal, cashews, coconut, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, salt, and banana into a blender and process on high for 10-15 seconds. The mixture should be a bit lumpy, but well combined.
- Heat in the microwave or on the stovetop and serve with ghee, a few berries and some crushed walnuts.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 855Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1455mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 17gSugar: 30gProtein: 18g
Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.
Since 2010, Kym Campbell has used evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions to manage her PCOS. After getting her symptoms under control and falling pregnant naturally, Kym now advocates for dietary change as part of any PCOS treatment plan. Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.