This Peppermint Mocha Latte Protein Porridge aka. noats is loaded with protein, while also being oatmeal free, dairy free, gluten free, low carb and keto friendly for those following restrictive diets.
Raise your hands if you look forward to Starbucks’ holiday drinks?
Honestly, I am a sucker for anything pumpkin spice latte (hence why people are raving that my copy cat recipe is the best on the web), but I also love their winter holiday drinks too. One of my favourites is their Peppermint Mocha Latte. OMG. That combination of peppermint, coffee and chocolate is legit EVERYTHING I’m living for right now.
So why not put those comforting flavours into a big bowl of No-Oat Peppermint Mocha Latte PROTEIN Porridge? Caffeine IN breakfast?! YES PLEASE.
What are NOATS?
Noats are a fun play on the words “no oats”. Basically it’s like oatmeal without any oats! Now, I LOVE oatmeal and oats (I’ve got a ton of recipe like this bowl of creme brulee protein oatmeal), but I also love the idea of sneaking extra protein, healthy fats and veggies into my morning for satiety.
This bowl of oat free protein porridge is made up of a combination of cauliflower rice, hemp hearts and egg whites.
What Do You Need to Make No Oat Peppermint Mocha Latte Protein Porridge
Here’s the basics in this peppermint mocha latte protein porridge bowl:
- Egg whites
- Hemp hearts
- Cauliflower Rice
- Non dairy milk (or regular milk)
- Cocoa powder
- Flavourings and toppings
How do you Make high protein porridge without oats?
The idea is that you can whip egg whites until fluffy (like a meringue), and then basically whip them into your oatmeal or no oatmeal base. In this case, the base is a combination of cauliflower rice for some fibre and veggies, and hemp hearts for healthy fats, protein and fibre.
FAQ about this recipe
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
Can you make this no oatmeal without caffeine?
Absolutely. You can go decaf or you can omit the coffee all together!
can you use fresh cauliflower rice instead of frozen in this?
Absolutely, it makes no difference, although I do find that fresh cauliflower oats take longer to cook so just be mindful of that.
Is this porridge keto friendly and low carb?
This has only 16 grams of carbs in it so it is low carb and depending on your plan, it also can be keto friendly.
Are these noats safe for someone on a gluten free diet or with celiac?
These noats are completely gluten free since there is no actual oatmeal or grains in it! So yes, this is safe for people with gluten intolerance and celiac.
can this be made ahead of time?
You can make a big batch of this porridge, cool it in the fridge and then rewarm it whenever you want a quick breakfast.
Now loves, tell me – what would you put in your noats? Have you ever tried making porridge without oatmeal? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Peppermint Mocha Latte Protein Porridge (Noats)
- 500 g 4-5 cups frozen cauliflower rice
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- Pinch salt
- 1 1/4 cups coconut soy or almond milk
- 2 tbsp 1 oz brewed espresso
- 4 egg whites beaten until frothy
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Sugar syrup or sweetener, to taste (optional)
- Crushed candy canes optional
- Dairy free mini chocolate chips optional
- Additional non dairy milk optional
- Combine the cauliflower rice, hemp hearts, cocoa, salt, milk, and espresso in a medium sauce pot over medium heat. Stir until the cauliflower thaws and everything mixes together. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens, about 7-8 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, and add in the frothy beaten egg whites, whisking continuously for about 30 seconds.
- Add in the peppermint and vanilla extract, pop the lid on the pot and let sit for 1 minute.
- Sweeten to taste, if desired.
- Serve as is or top with candy canes, chocolate chips and additional non dairy milk.
Updated on July 21st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.