Overnight Paleo Oatmeal – Filling, Nutrient-Dense Paleo Breakfast

By Jess

4.5 from 2 ratings

Oatmeal has long been regarded as one of the most healthy breakfast options there is when it comes to starting your day off on the right foot. It’s a fantastic meal for giving your metabolism a boost in the morning to help carry you through your day. However, as a follower of a paleo lifestyle, oats are off the menu. That doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy a healthy, energy boosting bowl of oatmeal in the morning though. This overnight metabolism boosting paleo oatmeal uses a few creative ingredients like chia seeds and coconut flour to make an excellent ‘oatmeal’ for breakfast.

Just because you can’t have oats on a paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tasty bowl of oatmeal. This overnight metabolism boosting paleo oatmeal uses chia seeds, coconut flour, raw honey, and almond milk to make a delicious bowl of 100% paleo-friendly ‘oatmeal’ that will energize you all throughout the morning hours.

Getting the Texture Just Right

Oatmeal definitely has a very distinct texture. In order to replicate that for our paleo-friendly oatmeal, we’re going to be using a couple of things to create the same slightly thick texture. The first thing that will go into making this recipe is the coconut flour. I love using coconut flour for making paleo breakfasts, especially pancakes. It works especially well for making oatmeal because it’s high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats while being totally grain-free.

Next up we’ll be adding chia seeds into the mix. Chia seeds really help add to the overall texture of the oatmeal, but more importantly, they’re absolutely loaded with nutritional benefits. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This tiny little seed does wonders for your heart health. (1)

Sweetening the Pot 

Many people like to add milk and various types of sweeteners to their morning bowl of oatmeal. This paleo-friendly version follows the same idea somewhat; we’ll just be using almond milk and honey instead. I like to use unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk personally, as I love the taste and it provides me with a nice amount of vitamins and minerals.

Honey is a perfect natural sweetener to use as well because it’s definitely a nutritional powerhouse. It’s loaded with essential nutrients, including antioxidants and it’s also shown potential as being a natural anti carcinogenic substance. (2) Along with the almond milk, honey helps to complete the recipe, making this ‘oatmeal’ one extremely comforting breakfast option. I should also mention that on occasion I also like to add hemp seeds into the recipe — it’s entirely optional though and usually depends on if I have any on hand or not.

overnight paleo oatmeal

After preparing your oatmeal, place it in the fridge and leave it overnight. The next morning, give it a quick stir and it’s ready to enjoy. It’s fantastic on its own, but I also like to add a few extra healthy toppings — namely some fresh berries, goji berries, and hemp seeds. They really help to take this breakfast to the next level.

P.S. – Are you looking for some other great paleo-friendly breakfast ideas? No worries, we’ve got you covered with plenty of recipe ideas. Here’s a few of my favorites:

#1 – Apple Cinnamon Paleo “Oatmeal”

#2 – Breakfast Granola and Berry Parfait

#3 – Paleo BLT Frittata

#4 – Classic Paleo Breakfast Casserole


    • 1 cup almond milk
    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
    • 2 tbsp coconut flour
    • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
    • 2 tsp raw honey or to taste
    • Toppings (optional)
    • fresh berries
    • hemp seeds
    • goji berries


  1. In a jar combine chia seeds, coconut flour and hemp seeds (if using).
  2. Add almond milk and honey and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, remove from the fridge and stir.
  5. Top with fresh berries and goji berries, sprinkle with hemp seeds and serve.


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Total Time

5 minutes

Prep Time

5 minutes

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  1. Wow! Thanks for making my mornings simple!!
    This takes a few minutes to prepare, and is amazing!
    I tried it as posted, and also with cow’s milk. Both are delicious!!

    Rating: 5
  2. I made the recipe as is, and it’s good. I was expecting it to have a smoother consistency but the coconut flour made it rather gritty in my opinion. Next time I’ll try tapioca flour which I think might be smoother and give it a more gelatinous texture. It’s a pretty good base recipe!

    Rating: 4

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