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Paleo Hot Cereal

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 | 2 comments

Paleo Hot Cereal

Paleo Hot Cereal

I came up with this fast and easy Paleo Hot Cereal at the request of blog readers who wanted something other than eggs or smoothies for breakfast. Many were missing oatmeal, and others wanted something easily digestible, but with “staying power” for pre-workout food, or a long work morning.


This Paleo Hot Cereal is ideal as a fast breakfast food because it has all the nutrients you need in a single, soothing bowl. High fiber and protein are provided by using ground golden flaxseed meal, and natural collagen, in an easily digestible form. Fruit, and a bit of paleo sweetener, add vitamins, minerals, and tastiness. The healthy fats in the recipe blunt any spike in blood sugar. You will not experience a sugar-high, followed by an energy crash, as many do after eating oatmeal, or grain-based breakfast cereals.


Left over Paleo Hot Cereal stores well in a covered container in the fridge, or frozen. It re-heats easily with a short spin in the microwave, or in a pot on the stove. I usually double the recipe and plan for leftovers to make again later in the week, so I don’t have to repeat the whole recipe again.


Optional mix-ins I have added to my Paleo Hot Cereal are: sliced bananas, raisins, berries, coconut flakes, chopped dried fruit, fresh sliced fruit, cocoa powder, and chopped nuts.


Paleo Hot Cereal


Paleo Hot Cereal

  • Prep time:  5 minutes
  • Cook time:  8 minutes
  • Servings:  4 large or 6 small
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TBS. instant dissolve gelatin (I use Great Lakes Hydrolysated Collagen)
  • 2 TBS. butter, ghee, or walnut oil
  • 1 2/3 cup canned coconut milk, flax milk, or any other dairy-free substitute
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, or pear sauce
  • 1/2 cup xylitol, maple syrup, coconut sugar, Sukrin fiber syrup, or 1/4 tsp. Sweetleaf liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup ground golden flaxseed meal

(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly if made with xylitol or stevia)


1) Place water, gelatin and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir well until gelatin is dissolved and butter is melted.

2) Add all other ingredients to sauce pan. Stir to mix well.

3) Bring to a bubbling simmer and cook for 4 minutes while stirring.


Serve the Paleo Hot Cereal immediately, or refrigerate or freeze for later meals.


Paleo Hot Cereal



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  1. Mae ... OTP in the ATL

    I so-o-o want to try this Paleo Hot Cereal! I really like the ingredients you combined, but being diabetic and highly allergic to stevia (I look & feel like I’ve eaten poison ivy minutes after just touching that stuff!), I’m quite leery of all sweeteners in general and especially of their quantity in recipes. In fact, here, I would even make my own applesauce to ensure that my half-cup of sweet slurry was indeed ONLY the pulverized flesh of one small, sweet apple!

    I know you said that this recipe’s fats blunt its glycemic load, and that’s good. Heck, that’s great! But, still, I think I’d rather use it bland, as a sort of “starting base.” Since you developed this recipe, do you think omitting its second half-cup of sweetener (xylitol, maple syrup, etc.) altogether would still yield a viable cereal consistency?

    • Payton

      Yes, for sure you can leave out all the sweetener, and still have a cereal consistency.

      It is the “gumminess of the ground golden flax seed meal that makes the consistency. I have made it plain, then put various sweeteners on the table so everyone could choose their own: stevia, maple syrup, fruit jam, honey, etc.

      Good for you for taking such good care of yourself to make your own ingredients from scratch. Well done!

      ~ Payton

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