Quick and easy grain free hot cereal Whole30 oatmeal bowls that are perfect for a vegan Whole30 breakfast! Made under 5 minutes, this is your go to breakfast for your morning!

grain free hot cereal bowl with coffee

I can’t believe how fast the holidays came and went, and now we’re basically into the New Year!

Personally, I’m still okay with eating all of the holiday cookies, but I know a few of you want a little less sugar, so I thought I’d share some plant based Whole30 recipes for the coming weeks 🙂

It’s also really helping me because I’m doing a really “fun” (maybe fun for you to watch haha) challenge that I’m recording for my YouTube channel.

Andddd this grain free hot cereal bowl is certainly going to come in handy 🙂

bowls of Whole30 oatmeal together

This bowl basically gives you the feel of having a warm and cozy oatmeal bowl (because let’s be real, I believe breakfast should always be sweet haha!) but is completely Whole30 compliant, easy to make, plant based, Paleo, gluten free, and dairy free!

Plus, these Whole30 oatmeal bowls are ready in under 5 minutes 😉 So when you’re snoozing that alarm because it’s still dark outside in January at 7 AM, this bowl will give you a little extra boost!

Can you eat oatmeal on Whole30?

Technically speaking, no, which is a real bummer if you want to do more of a plant based Whole30, like I do, because oats have a decent amount of protein in them.

And honestly, oatmeal is my go to breakfast for the work week morning. It’s effortless, I don’t have to think much (don’t expect a lot from me before I’ve had a full cup of coffee ha!), it tastes good, and it keeps me satiated so I can work.

close up of Paleo grain free oatmeal bowl

But that doesn’t mean your Whole30 breakfasts need to be all savory…or that you can’t have an abundance of vegan Whole30 breakfast recipes!

You’re new go-to breakfast: grain free hot cereal for the perfect Whole30 oatmeal substitute!

Honestly, this Whole30 oatmeal (yes, I’m calling it oatmeal or hot cereal, because that’s basically what it tastes like to me! It’s so cool!) is saving me for Whole30, along with these sweet potato breakfast bowls!

Plus it takes only 5 minutes to make…the same amount of time it would take you to make non Whole30 oatmeal!

bowl of Whole30 oatmeal with orange slices

Alright, so let’s get to the main point: what goes into a vegan grain free hot cereal!? Really, it can be quite customizable, but here’s my base:

  • Banana
  • Ground flaxseed with water (to create a vegan “egg”)
  • Coconut flour (which is now allowed on Whole30!)
  • Vanilla extract (for flavor), along with cinnamon and sea salt
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Warmed coconut milk

That’s right! We’re not cooking this grain free hot cereal on the stovetop, or even in a microwave. The way that this hot cereal gets “hot” is through the warmed coconut milk, so you really don’t need to do anything, and quite honestly, you might not even go back to oatmeal!

…justttttt kidding, because you certainly don’t want to miss out on my most popular oatmeal recipe for when you’re ready 😉

bowl of grain free hot cereal with cup of coffee

Okay, okay, so how does these ingredients for a vegan Whole30 breakfast turn into a Whole30 oatmeal?

Easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl.
  2. Add in the coconut flour, flaxseed egg, and flavor enhancers.
  3. Stir in the walnuts, and then separate the Whole30 oatmeal into 2-3 bowls or containers.
  4. Top with warmed coconut milk when ready, and add on your favorite toppings!

That’s it! Literally takes about 5 minutes tops, and you’ll still have a deliciously plant based vegan Whole30 breakfast for your work or school morning.

close up of grain free hot cereal bowls

What to top your Whole30 oatmeal with

Well, if you’re strictly following Whole30, then I have a few suggestions for you, but if you’re not, really the world is your oyster!

For some Whole30 friendly toppings, I recommend:

  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chia seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Seed butter
  • Coconut butter

These grain free hot cereal bowls are also great for meal prep, so make them one morning and you’ll have breakfast for days!

vegan Whole30 breakfast bowl with orange slices and walnuts

I hope you love this Whole30 oatmeal recipe as much as I do! If you make these bowls, let me know how it went in the comments below and give it a rating!

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there 🙂

Happy bowling!

bowls of whole30 grain free oatmeal

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grain free hot cereal bowl with coffee

Vegan Grain Free Hot Cereal (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


Quick and easy grain free hot cereal Whole30 oatmeal bowls that are perfect for a vegan Whole30 breakfast! Made under 5 minutes, this is your go to breakfast for your morning!


  • 3 bananas, extra ripe
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk, warmed and divided
  • Optional toppings: extra fruit, nuts, seeds, nut and seed butters, coconut flakes, cacao nibs


  1. In a large bowl, mash together the bananas until smooth.
  2. Add in the coconut flour, ground flaxseed eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt, and combine until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Divide the grain free hot cereal into three bowls or jars and add in 1/4 cup warmed coconut milk into each jar.
  4. Top with desired toppings and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Sodium: 452.1 mg
  • Fat: 13.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.5 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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