By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
Grain-Free Hot Cereal that's ready in minutes. You can top this hot cereal with your favorite toppings and enjoy! This grain-free breakfast cereal is simple to make and less expensive than buying a grain free hot cereal mix from the store.
If you love grain free cereals you'll want to make my Paleo Porridge. My Paleo Pumpkin Porridge is also super scrumptious.
Grain-Free Hot Cereal
No need to buy a grain-free hot cereal mix at the store, you can make your own in minutes. I have been craving oatmeal like mad lately and haven't been able to enjoy it due to my sensitivity to large quantities of oats.
Grain-free oatmeal is expensive at the store. There are only a few ingredients in grain-free hot cereal and it's super easy to mix it up yourself. You can mix up enough for one grain-free breakfast or you can make a larger batch for the whole week.
I started to ask my self what it was that I loved so much about oatmeal. First, I like waking up to an easy and comforting breakfast.
Second, I love being able to mix and match what I put into my oats - to change up the flavors and textures. I developed this simple, refined sugar-free, allergy friendly, one-bowl gluten-free, grain-free hot cereal to help me start my day off with a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.
It's ready in minutes and you can top with your favorite toppings.
How to make grain-free hot cereal
- Using a spoon, stir together all the ingredients in a small serving bowl.
- Add ½ cup boiling water, mix and let stand 2-3 minutes.
- Top with your favorite toppings (or eat as-is) and enjoy!
Larger Batch: If you want to make a larger batch and store ahead for an even quicker breakfast, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For example, if I want to make enough for eight servings, I would multiply each ingredient by eight.
When you are ready to make your hot cereal. Measure out a loose ⅓ cup (5 tablespoons), add your ½ cup boiling water, mix and let stand 2-3 minutes before enjoying.
Ingredients in Grain-Free hot Cereal
- almond meal
- coconut flour
- ground flax-seed
- coconut sugar (or your sweetener of choice)
- chia seeds
- sea salt
Grain-Free Hot Cereal Add-ins
- chopped nuts and seeds
- nut butters
- protein powders
- dried or fresh fruit
Anything you would put in hot cereal you can put on this tasty, healthy, grain-free hot cereal. You can also mix in vanilla, extra cinnamon, or even espresso powder to give this almond flour porridge an extra boost. It’s incredible as it, but just know that this grain-free hot breakfast is versatile, so you can make it exactly the way you like it.
This grain-free cereal is naturally low carb but if you need to make it keto friendly you can use a sugar-free maple flavored syrup. We like to use Lakanto.
Did you make this grain free hot cereal? Let me know what you thought in the comments below and what toppings you added to your grain-free breakfast.
One Bowl Grain-Free Hot Cereal
Finally, a Grain-Free Hot Cereal that's ready in minutes. You can top this hot cereal with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
- 3 tablespoons almond meal
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon ground flax-seed
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Pinch of sea salt (salt enhances the other flavors)
- ⅛th teaspoon cinnamon
- Using a spoon, stir together all the ingredients in a small serving bowl. Add ½ cup boiling water, mix and let stand 2-3 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings (or eat as-is) and enjoy!
- Larger Batch:If you want to make a larger batch and store ahead for an even quicker breakfast, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For example, if I want to make enough for eight servings, I would multiply each ingredient by eight.
- When you are ready to make your hot cereal. Measure out a lose ⅓ cup (5 tablespoons), add your ½ cup boiling water, mix and let stand 2-3 minutes before enjoying.
Serving Size:1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.
Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe--I have been loving it, and hope to feature it in a blog post soon! One quick question: do you think cashew meal could be used in place of almond meal to change things up?
Keep up the awesome work 🙂
Thank you for the compliment. I havent tried it yet, but I think both cashew meal and pecan meal would work. Its really the coconut flour that helps it thicken up. The almond flour does a little, but is more there for the nutrients and protien/fat.
Hello can you please tell me why the grain free hot cereal has so much sodium in it that is just way too much for me.
Hi Mikki! Thank you for the comment, the recipe card was not calculating the sodium amount correctly. I've updated it just now. Sodium comes from the small amount of sea salt added to enhance the other flavors. you can add as much or as little as you like.
Delicious!!! Needed a bit more coconut flour to thicken but definitely a new favorite!! Thank you!
Hi Nikki! So clad you liked it. I find sometimes, depending on the coconut flour, that I need to add a bit more as well. Have a great week!
Do you happen to know the macros per serving? I loved it by the way. Made the recipe times 6 for later servings =)
I don't! Sorry! You could plug in the exact ingredients you used into a macro calculator.
I was looking for a friendlier version of Pure Traditions Instant Hot Cereal. Konjac Root is not a friend of mine. Your recipe is superior in every way. Much less expensive and better texture. Thank you so much for sharing your cereal recipe.
All the best
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment! I'm not sure if you are a fan of pumpkin, but I have a pumpkin version of this too 🙂
The taste was fine but I sure miss the volume of grain cereals, even though I don't really feel hungry later. Being hungry was never the reason I overate before! I wish there was a way to make it a full cup serving without doubling the calories. I like the experience of chewing. I already eat slowly, but it's still over too fast! Is there something low carb that does the trick? tx
Thank you so much for stopping by. It's hard with low carb and paleo to get a hot cereal that's also lower in calories. For a recipe you can chew, you might like my paleo granola.
It also uses nuts and seeds, so it's higher on the calorie end.
Love this recipe. It’s so filling!
But are you sure about the 755 calories? My calculations are closer to 250, which is pretty different. I’m thinking 53 calories for each tablespoon of almond meal, 30 calories for the tablespoon of coconut flour, 15 for the tsp of coconut sugar. 23 for the chia seeds, 13 for the flaxseed meal. What am I missing?
Sorry, just trying to keep track of my calories and I’m confused!
Yes, it's incorrect. I will try to fix it. I switched recipe cards and the nutrition calculator isn't always correct. Thanks for the catch!
I don't care about calories, just carbs. Can I substitute a zero-calorie zero-carb sweetener such as Sucralose for the coconut sugar without other changes in the recipe? What would the carbs be?
For this recipe, it would be Carbohydrates:17g, Net Carbohydrates:8.5g, Fiber: 8.5g
I really enjoyed this recipe! It has a nice texture and flavor. I only used a 1/4 tsp of sugar and it was still sweet enough for me. I found that I have to be very careful not to put in too much water, otherwise it doesn't all absorb, and I had to add some extra coconut flour the first time to soak up the excess liquid. But overall it was really good! I liked it so much that I didn't even feel the need to add toppings, it was good enough as-is.
This is so good!! I added the Nutiva superseed blend that is flax, hemp, and chia seeds. I’m allergic to coconut so I used Tigernut flour instead. I also used nut milk instead of water and it turned out super yummy!!
Thanks Amira, well done on your substitutions.