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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hot Breakfast Cereals

Years ago I came up with a hot breakfast cereal that was quite popular and I still like it now, so I thought I’d post it again. As well as the gluten free chia version I’ve recently been favoring!


Birgit’s Not-Oatmeal, Version I (this is NOT gluten free)


2 cups Crude Wheat Bran 
2 cups Flaxseed meal  (I use golden flax seed)
1 cup unflavored whey protein - or you can use flavored vanilla whey protein (I like to use the Syntrax Nectar Vanilla Bean Torte Whey Protein)

Mix it all together and keep in a lidded  jar.  This mixture is enough for ten 1/2 cup servings.

To prepare take 1/2 cup of this "not oatmeal" mix and add about 3/4 cup of water. I say “about” as the amount depends on how thick or thin you like your hot cereal! Microwave for about 2 minutes on high (depending on your  microwave) until it is thick and bubbly. Watch it closely though, as it can boil over in  a split second.  Stir and let it sit for a minute of so. Serve with  heavy cream and sugar-free syrup of choice, or cream and cinnamon and sweetener of choice, or a dab of butter, or anything else your heart desires.

I find 1/2 cup way too much and usually go with 1/4 cup of mix and 1/3 (+a couple of tbsps) of a cup of water - it is very filling!


Nutritional info for 1/2 cup of dry mix: Carbs 12g, Fiber 10g. Protein 18g  = 2g net carbs per HUGE serving  + whatever carbs you might serve it with!



I have also been experimenting with a second version using chia seeds, which would make it gluten free!



Hot Breakfast Cereal,  Version II (also gluten-free)


Single Serving:

2 tbsps. Chia seeds, ground (I use the white ones and grind them to a fine powder in the coffee grinder)
2 tbsps. Flaxseed meal (I use golden flax seed)
1 tbsps. unflavored whey protein - or you can use flavored vanilla whey protein (I like to use the Syntrax Nectar Vanilla Bean Torte Whey Protein)

1 tbsps. pecan nuts, finely chopped (you can use any kind of seed or nuts you like as chunky or finely ground as you desire)

4 tbsps. hot water

Pour hot water over mixture, stir, then let sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Serve with whatever you desire!


The net carb count on the above is dependent on the nuts you use and what you serve it with. The chia seeds, flax meal and whey protein are 0g of net carbs!




And then there is of course the Glucomanan Mock Cream of Wheat I posted a while ago!


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  1. Version II is my breakfast tomorrow. Sounds like just the change of pace I need. I am delighted to find your blog and am eager to try more recipes. However, I am, ahem, er, having a difficult time reading what you have displayed. Is there any way to change it to a darker font? I use Ctrl+ to enlarge it as much as I can but the 'lightness' of the print makes it very hard!

  2. Hmmm, it's showing as black here, so I'm not sure what I could change :( The only thing that is a lighter gray for me is the date and visited links - I suspect that wasn't what you are talking about!
    I shall investigate further!

  3. Hi Birgit! Remember me from LLVLC years and years ago?? I still make your Version 1 and keep it handy all the time. May try version 2 with the chia seeds once I get the to store.

  4. Hi Cathy!!! Lovely to hear from you! How are you doing?!


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