A simple paleo hot grain-free cereal recipe that can be made in 90 seconds. With just 5 ingredients, this fiber-full cereal has no oats, no nuts and packed with protein. It’s a delicious, warming vegetarian breakfast that’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo breakfast that’s an easy recipe! Egg-free, too.
Ever since going grain-free a couple of years ago, I’ve been on the hunt for a hot grain-free cereal that resembles oatmeal. Something warm that cooks up in minutes, and which gives you that nourishing, satiating feeling that you get with a hot bowl of cereal. And friends, I’m so excited to tell you that I have it! And I have it on repeat. This 90 second grain-free cereal is a game changer, I’m sure you’ll agree. Let’s check it out!
easy 90 second grain free cereal - no oats and nut-free

This 90 Second Grain-free Cereal Recipe Is not only a hot cereal without oats … it’s:

  • A gluten free dairy free egg free breakfast
  • Ready in minutes
  • Full of fiber – 12 grams in a bowl!
  • Chock full of plant-based protein (7 grams)
  • Sugar-free. Add maple syrup if desired, or don’t add anything!
  • Versatile. Top it as you please!
  • A paleo breakfast that’s not eggs
  • Nut-free

grain-free oatmeal recipe

An easy grain free breakfast that’s Whole30 and Paleo

Whether you follow a paleo diet, you’re on Whole30 or you simply can’t do grains – this grain free cereal recipe is going to be your new go-to. Why? Well first off, it’s super easy and quick to make. Next, it offers a nourishing of flax and chia seeds that are combined with coconut flour. The cinnamon offers just the right amount of flavor to build on.

Once warmed, add your dairy-free milk. I like to use hemp milk, but you do you. Heck, if you don’t need to be dairy free, feel free to use whole milk! This cereal is not just for those of us who “need” it – it’s so full of goodness that it’s an option for everyone!

The topping part is the fun part. Got a busy day? Eat it as-is for a sugar-free (meaning there is no added sugar) warm cereal. Or add a touch of maple syrup or honey for a clean-sweetened breakfast. Here are some topping ideas for you to consider for your grain-free cereal:

easy paleo breakfast - no eggs

Topping suggestions for Paleo hot cereal:

  • Sliced bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hemp hearts
  • Dried coconut flakes
  • Almond slices (if you are okay with nuts)
  • Nut butter (use SunButter if you are nut-free)
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate ghee

easy 90 second grain free cereal - no oats

Questions about this grain-free cereal recipe

What if I don’t have a microwave? You can either heat boiling water on the stove and pour it over the cereal mix  – probably the easiest – or put the mix plus the water in a pot and heat over low heat on the stove, mixing continuously.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? Great question! What you can do is make the mix – portion it out in glass jars or baggies if you’re okay with plastic. When ready to heat, simply pour into a bowl and make!

Is coconut flour considered a grain? Coconut flour is made from the meat of fresh coconuts. It is a great source of fiber and is low in carbohydrates, and definitely not considered a grain.

Does coconut flour have a taste? While I don’t personally taste the coconut flavor, with the addition of cinnamon in this recipe and because it’s combined with flax and chia seeds, you should definitely not taste the coconut.

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A gluten free dairy free egg free breakfast
90 Second Grain-free Cereal
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins

A grain-free oatmeal without oats. This hot cereal is made up of coconut flour, flax seeds and chia seeds and offers a fiber-full gluten free dairy free breakfast without eggs.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 192 kcal
Grain-free cereal
Grain-free cereal toppings
  • splash dairy-free milk
  • cut banana
  • berries
  • nut butter
  • pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix coconut flour, flax and chia seeds and cinnamon. Add hot (I like to heat mine on the stove) water to the mixture and let sit for up to 2 minutes.

  2. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for another 30 seconds, watching to make sure it doesn't boil over. Mix and reheat once more if needed.

  3. Add desired toppings, and enjoy when cool enough to eat.

Recipe Notes

*Feel free to add 1 TBSP of maple syrup or honey as a sweetener. Add this after cooking the grain-free cereal.


Nutrition Facts
90 Second Grain-free Cereal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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90 Second Grain Free Cereal - nutfree and eggfree
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