Hot cereal on a cold, rainy morning. There’s nothing better. It’s just downright comforting to dip one’s spoon into a bowl of steaming, creamy goodness, savor every drop as it glides down one’s throat, and feel the warmth spread to your tummy. Ahhh.
One problem. We are currently avoiding grains to give our digestive systems a little rest. Sooooo, that means no oatmeal. No cream of wheat. No 9-grain cereal. No steel cut oats in the crockpot overnight.
Oh sure, there are lots of great breakfasts to be made with no grains! We eat eggs and bacon aplenty, pancakes, muffins, hash browns, scrambles, sausage, granola, and more! But there are times when hot cereal is what our little souls desire.
To remedy this situation, I got creative the other morning and threw together a little concoction, and it was such a hit, I thought I’d share it with you! It’s hot, creamy, looks like cream of wheat, satisfies the I-want-something-hot-and-fast-this-morning, and–bonus!–it’s chock full of protein and good fats.
So here it is: Grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free hot cereal!
3 cups coconut milk
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup almond flour (or meal)
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
Maple syrup or honey to taste
Optional: cinnamon, blueberries, raisins, etc.
Stir everything together in a pan and heat to your desired temperature. The coconut will expand very slightly, but you don’t have to wait for it to cook if you’re in a hurry. Top with your favorite hot cereal embellishments and enjoy!