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
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:
Topping suggestions for Paleo hot cereal:
- Sliced bananas
- 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
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.
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.
- splash dairy-free milk
- cut banana
- nut butter
- pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
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.
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.
Add desired toppings, and enjoy when cool enough to eat.
*Feel free to add 1 TBSP of maple syrup or honey as a sweetener. Add this after cooking the grain-free cereal.