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Instant Cereal

Instant Porridge - one bowl, high in protein, and NO cooking required!

Have you ever broken a bone?

During my years as a hard-core runner, I tripped and slammed into the concrete on multiple occasions… There’s even a permanent scar on my left hip as a reminder of one such fall.

Yet I never suffered a single broken bone in that time; not even so much as a stress fracture. But one misstep this past Monday afternoon, and suddenly I find myself staring at an arm the width of a tree trunk and a hand the color of a ripened grape.

Suddenly I find myself wide awake in a sleepless night of pain, wondering how late the 7-11 is open and if I have enough energy to go buy a bottle of Tylenol, a drug I never use but would have downed in a second had it been available.

Suddenly I find myself at Urgent Care on Tuesday morning, a giant floppy hat covering my sleep-deprived eyes and uncombed hair, listening as the doctor throws around words such as buckle fracture and cast.

coconut flour oatmeal

I never realized how much I’d been taking my arms for granted.

Simple things like typing, cooking, or even getting dressed are astronomically more difficult when you’re doing them one-handed. Today’s no-cook instant cereal breakfast with only 3 ingredients and minimal cleanup is definitely welcome at such a time! The creamy texture very much reminds me of Cream of Wheat… except that this breakfast is much higher in fiber and protein.

In fact… there are over 15 grams of fiber in one bowl!

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coconut flour cereal

“One Bowl” Instant Porridge

(single serving)

  • 6 tbsp coconut flour (40g)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp milk of choice (270g)
  • just over 1/16 tsp salt
  • sweetener of choice, to taste
  • fruit, peanut butter, chocolate chips, or add-ins of choice

Instant Cereal Recipe: Stir together all ingredients in a bowl. It may seem very thin at first, but keep stirring until the coconut flour absorbs the liquid and it thickens. Add more milk if a thinner porridge is preferred. Feel free to top with pure maple syrup or any other ingredients you would add to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Eat cold, or heat if desired.

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coconut flour cereal

Question of the Day:

Have you ever broken a bone or needed to wear a cast?

There was a time in my life when I really wanted a cast. I broke my finger when I was 9 and actually cried in the doctor’s office when he said it didn’t need to be casted. (Embarrassing…) Since it’s just a partial fracture this time, I’m not certain my wrist will need a cast. But I will push for no cast if at all possible. In other news, the very first Theme Week starts next!

Any guesses as to what the first theme week will be?

—> Here’s a hint! <—

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Published on July 24, 2014

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  1. bethany littleton says

    Hope your arm heals asap! I’ve broken one arm and cracked the elbow of the other. Had my finger shut in a fire door so my nail came off. Finger shut in a car door. Dropped on my coxix twice do couldn’t walk for two weeks. Foot got run over and damaged all the tissue. Had a huge gymnastics trampoline smash on my knee (the metal part too)… the list goes on so I feel your pain lol. Stick some pretty stickers on your cast and glitterfy it :p
    Would this recipe work with almond or buckwheat flour? Xxx

  2. Amy Williams says

    Hello Everyone,

    I tried this this morning, and I just want to warn that this porridge comes out very ”dry” although the fragrance is nice, it does not taste anything like cream of wheat or even the better option oatmeal porridge (cooked oatmeal blended with milk and a banana.)
    I do not recommend.

  3. Tasha says

    I was pleasantly surprised while making this, I expected the flour and milk to go rather pasty but instead it was nice and creamy like oatmeal. The flavour was lovely, but the consistency wasn’t right for me. Despite being very liquid, the coconut flour remained grainy and dry in the mouth, but from my experience that is just the nature of coconut flour! It has, however, inspired me to try adding a spoonful of coconut flour to other breakfast dishes, like Katie’s ‘banana bread in a bowl’ which is one of my favourite cold breakfasts!

  4. Gerise says

    This recipe really took me by surprise. I wanted to try it, since I don’t use my coconut flour that often and am always on the lookout for easy gluten-, rice-, dairy- and egg-free breakfasts; but I really didn’t think I’d like the texture. I added 1 TBS each of chopped pecans and raisins, along with a drizzle of maple syrup and ate it cold. It was SO good. Looking forward to trying it with fresh fruit. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, and I hope your arm is healing fast!!

  5. Lacey says

    I’m sorry to hear about your arm, Katie! Feel better soon <3

    Just pointing out, this stuff tastes exactly like coconut butter. Maybe why you like it so much? 🙂

  6. Lauren says

    Thanks for the recipe. I have perfected this into a delicious chocolate chip cookie dough instant cereal! Add to recipe: pinch of stevia, one egg yolk (extra protein for non-vegans), a heaping scoop of peanut butter, one spoonful of coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir it all up and add some chocolate chips! Yum.

  7. Amelia says

    Yes! When I was 18 I broke my foot in like a freak accident. I had to have surgery and wear a cast and then a walking cast! Utterly ridiculous. I hated it. I’ve never broken a bone other than that. I’m glad I never broke an arm…what a pain!

  8. Lori says

    I finally (4 months after you originally posted the recipe) made this coconut porridge and, oh my goodness, SO GOOD. Had to go out and buy more coconut flour so I could keep enjoying it.

  9. Sandra says

    Omg, now I *know* you have an eating disorder. You don’t break bones from being a healthy chick. I was so wrong . . . . Sorry, the so called trolls are right.

    • Lisa says

      You cannot be serious with this comment. Are you really such an idiot as to believe only people with eating disorders have ever broken a bone?!


  10. Danielle says

    you can also do this with 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1 small container of fat free plain yogurt, and sweetened of your choice! It’s really yummy! It tastes a bit like sweetened ricotta cheese (my family used to have it for desert) but with MUCH FEWER calories! I’m going to try your recipe tomorrow morning!!! 🙂


    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      The words “uncut stevia” are linked in blue in that post. Click on the blue words to go to the link.

  11. Monika says

    Tore up my right hand and wrist half a life time ago. Four surgeries and a combination of casts from my fingertips to halfway between my elbow and shoulder. For a YEAR! Well half way through I got my elbow back. But then another year of unable to use my right hand. So two years without use of your main have teaches you a lot of patience.

  12. Wendy @ The Nomadic Vegan says

    I just made this, and now I’m wondering if the 6 tablespoons was a typo, or if my coconut flour is just VERY different from yours. It immediately got super-thick as soon as I stirred it. After eating most of it I read the package and saw that just 1 tablespoon of flour has 64 calories and 10 grams of fibre; that makes 384 calories and 60 grams of fibre per bowl just from the coconut flour alone! The manufacturer (Aman Prana) recommends adding just 1/2 to 1 tablespoon to a glass of water, juice, smoothie, etc. to make a high-fibre drink. It will be interesting to see what all that fibre does to my system!

      • Wendy @ The Nomadic Vegan says

        Hmm, that’s interesting. The package I have definitely says: “1 full tablespoon of coconut flour: only 64Kcal, 10g fibre”. It’s true that it does say “30 cal per spoon” on the website that you linked to, but it doesn’t specify what KIND of spoon. All the other nutritional information on that site matches with what’s on my package, e.g. 320 calories per 100 grams, so this leads me to conclude that when they say “spoon” they mean teaspoon, not tablespoon. In any case, thanks for taking the trouble to look it up!

  13. Ann says

    I made this many times now, in different ways. I found that my favorite is the simplest one, three ingredients and no sweetener, by the original recipe. It really tastes like something wheat-y and carby…Cream of Wheat! I have been on a kick lately and this was my breakfast every day. It’s wonderful! Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Kirsten says

    Tried this this morning. Unfortunately, I multiplied the recipe x 8 to feed my family and didn’t end up serving it. I used a good coconut flour and 8 cups raw milk. Cry! It’ll feed our flock of chickens well though. It was too grainy but yet watery, even though I cooked it on the stove. I ended up making Healthy Home Economist’s pudding with fresh ground emmer and lots of egg yolks. It’s our breakfast stand by when I don’t get oats soaking the night before.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Many recipes can’t be multiplied using the same measurements. (It’s true. Google it, and you will see many articles cautioning against it.) It’s always a good idea to make a recipe exactly as written before experimenting by changing it. I can definitely vouch for this one working as a single serving. Hope that helps!

  15. Am says

    This is delicious!! With almost no food or ingredients left I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for breakfast. I had coconut flour though. Most of my coconut flour creations cause upset to my stomach (along with many other things) but this is great!!
    I halved the recipe and it thickened up just like in the photo. I added some maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Christine says

    I loved this recipe! It worked perfectly for me. I used Hodgson’s Mill coconut flour and cow’s milk. I added 1.5 T brown sugar for sweetener, which was ideal. This recipe was so quick and easy to prepare too. It’s one of my new favorite breakfasts!

  17. Christine says

    I love this recipe so much! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it. It’s quick and easy and really fills me up. The way the cereal thickens is magical. I add 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar, which is the perfect amount of sweetness for me. Thank you for the great recipe!

  18. Tiffany Rouhi says

    Hi Katie!

    Thanks for this recipe! Its delicious! I actually made half the recipe and it still made a great breakfast with a side of fruit and nuts.

  19. Diana says

    I had high hopes for this simple recipe, especially since the coconut flour brownies from your cookbook turned out so well for me. Unfortunately, I found the texture of this mixture to be grainy. I also thought that the flavor was a bit weird – it tasted like coconut, but something tasted off or weird about it. I ate it cold and sweetened it with one Truvia packet. Maybe heating it would have improved the texture and flavor for me.

  20. Justine says

    I tried this, and I wasn’t a fan of the texture; I actually like coconut flour dry, straight from the bag!
    Yeah, I’m weird.

  21. James says

    Firstly, tried the recipe. Not too bad. Reminds me of when I was a kid.
    Secondly, I trust you healed up well…all those years ago.
    Thirdly, off the top of my head, I’ve managed to do both ankles, both wrists, cracked ribs, many toes (actually managed to break a piece of my right pinky toe off. Very fun scaring the wife with it), many fingers, pretty much every knuckle on my hands (being young and stupid and getting into fights), my nose six times now, fractured jaw and lastly my skull. Only went to the doctor for my skull and ribs.

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