Many moons ago, before we started the SCD, oatmeal was the daily breakfast. How difficult it was to give that up! Now, after years of eating eggs for breakfast, we are ready for some variety. This Grain Free Breakfast Oatmeal recipe has the taste and texture of oatmeal that will surely satisfy you!
The standard American diet breakfast is full of sugary, starchy, refined foods that promote carbohydrate dysregulation, obesity, insulin resistance, tooth decay, gum disease and metabolic syndrome – cancer and heart disease as well.
Gluten Causes Craving for More Carbohydrates
Gluten in grains causes an addiction to the feel-good comfort foods that Americans (and people all over the world) crave. Where does this craving come from?
When gluten is incompletely broken down into peptides, it forms certain types of opioid peptides called gluteomorphines. This can happen when leaky gut is present. As the name implies, these gluteomorphines bind to the opiate center in the brain.
It is common knowledge at this point that a large majority of autistic children react to gluteomorphines in gluten grain products, as a result of leaky gut. The casein protein in dairy also may get incompletely broken down and become an opioid peptide known as caseomorphine, which works in the same way as gluteomorphines.
As such, many autistic children do better on a gluten free/casein free diet – and they do even better on a strict grain free diet like GAPS.
As we know, opioids interfere with brain function, thought processes and creates foggy thinking. If you find it hard to stay focused and keep your concentration, it may be that gluten and/or dairy products are creating your foggy brain.
Additionally, opioids create cravings for more. When the effects of the food wears off, it’s time for more food!
Try this recipe instead! I think let me know how you like it!
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 - 4 Tbsp shredded coconut
- 2 - 3 Tbsp cooked acorn squash
- 1 Tbsp collagen peptides
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Cinnamon to taste (I use at least 1 Tbsp)
- Mix together the milk, shredded coconut and squash in a saucepan
- Heat to moderate heat
- Whisk in the honey, collagen peptides, vanilla and sea salt
- Remove from heat - crack in the egg and whisk quickly
- Return to heat for another 2 - 3 minutes
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Serve with fresh berries and/or banana slices
- If you are not on SCD or GAPS substitute maple syrup and add more as a topping
- Medium size sauce pan
- Whisk (where to buy)
To make this recipe AIP compliant, simply remove the egg. The vanilla extract may be used here as the alcohol will cook out.
Love oatmeal cookies? Here is a recipe for Grain Free Oatmeal Cookies!
Get off the hamster wheel and get rid of the cravings! Lose weight on a grain free diet. This recipe is nicely balanced with nutritious carbohydrates from the squash, protein from the collagen peptides and healthy fat from the coconut.