Yummy Cold Weather, Primal Friendly Hot Cereal

Yep — it’s a rotten name. I’ve given the name of this cereal absolutely no thought. I just came up with it an hour ago, and thought I’d share it with you.

The problem was this.. it’s chilly down here in the South this week. Not Nebraska cold, but cold enough that the weather has me craving hot tea, soup, and hot cereal. The sudden, and probably temporary, blast of cold also has me wanting to put up Christmas decorations, and build a snowman with my kids, but that’s another story.

Anyway… a few years ago, I shared a recipe for flax seed cereal. It’s tasty, but the texture doesn’t always agree with me. Last week, I tried a recipe for coconut flour “porridge.” I found the recipe on the back of my bag of coconut flour. It was okay, but not great. It had a grainy texture that the kids and I didn’t like.

So, this afternoon I wanted hot cereal. I decided to try a mixture of the two. Flax seed and coconut flour cereal. I was hoping that combining them would eliminate the drawbacks of each one, and I was right. The result was as creamy as you can get a hot cereal without milk or cream. My 17 year old son tried mine, and liked it enough to go make his own. The best part is that it’s almost instant, and you could add fruit, or use a different liquid to change the flavor.


2 Tablespoons of whole flax seeds

2 Tablespoons coconut flour (You could probably use pulverized unsweetened coconut here, as well.)

1, 2, or 3 eggs (depending on how much protein you want. I used 1 egg, my son used 3)

1 -2 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil

Sweetener of your choice. I used organic, pure stevia powder.

Water, or another liquid.

Optional –About 1/4 cup mix in of you choice. Examples, blueberries, apple chunks, nuts, pumpkin seeds, cut up strawberries etc. I used raw cranberries.

Optional: Your favorite flavor extract.


Put your water on to boil. I imagine you could use coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or something else in place of the water. But, I used water.

While the water is boiling, add whole flax seeds and coconut flour to a coffee grinder, or similar machine. Grind until the flax seeds are completely ground up. The mixture will stick to the sides of the grinder.

Place flax/coconut mix into a bowl.

Add stevia, butter and egg. If you’re using extract or mix-ins, you can add those now.

Slowly pour boiling water (or other liquid) over the ingredients. Be sure to stir while you’re adding the liquid, otherwise the flax and coconut will clump. Continue adding liquid until the cereal is the consistency you prefer.

That’s it. It’s super simple, easy to customize, and tasty. It’s also Primal friendly and Low Oxalate (LOD) friendly, too!

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