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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! <—

Published on July 24, 2014

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  1. Erica { } says

    I remember thinking it would be so cool to have a cast when I was a kid (It never happened though.) So sorry about your arm! As a runner I’ve also tripped quite a few times and had some pretty bad injuries. My best friend was even hit by a car while running last week! Thankfully she’s okay!

  2. Audrey says

    Oh no! Sorry to hear about your arm :(. I personally have never broken any bones, but I did sprain my ankle once and had to wear a boot (a sort-of ankle cast) for a few months.
    As for the first theme week, my guess would be fudge week? Or maybe Nutella week, or quick and easy week… I’m not very good at guessing! 😉

  3. Hollie says

    Sorry to hear about your arm Katie. Last year I was hit by a cyclist and they knocked me against the concrete causing a broken bone. It sounds pretty similar. It’s pretty fast healing and I hope it is for you as well.

  4. D says

    Katie, I hope you heal quickly!

    I cannot wait to try this recipe, it looks so easy and delicious. I’ve always wanted to try cream of wheat but the ingredients didn’t appeal to me.

  5. Amy says

    KATIE!!!!! Or someone else who has insight on this topic, I have been trying to embrace coconut flour. Every time is use it, in multiple different ways, it tastes awful. I have two different brands, one of which is Bob’s Red Mill, WHAT am I doing wrong? P.S. I just go back to a gf mix similar to Pamela’s for my gf flour needs. I want to try this but the awful taste of coconut flour is flooding my sensory memory right now. P.S.S. I LOVE ALL YOUR RECIPES!

    • Sarah says

      I don’t know if this would work for the porridge but when I make recipes that call for coconut flour I just grind up dried coconut flakes super fine. It’s much less expensive that way too. I imagine how fresh (and maybe ripe) the coconut is would affect the taste.

      • Audrey says

        I don’t know if you are aware of (or care about) the fact, but store-bought coconut flour is actually not the same as ground up dried coconut; store-bought coconut flour is partially defatted. I’m not sure if this would affect recipes / taste or not, but just thought you might like to know. 🙂

    • Janet says

      Or try almond flour. Grind almond in a coffee bean grinder when I need them. Love the nutty taste – almonds are good for us!

    • Am says

      I have had a hard time embracing coconut flour in baking recipes, like cookies. I didn’t like the flavor or texture, and my baking with it would haunt me. But I have found that I don’t mind the flavor or texture at all in the the Purely Twins very simple recipe for coconut pancakes (2 eggs, 2 T coconut flour). I think if I apply that ratio when I bake with it, that it will taste better. I’ve also read that because coconut flour absorbs so much liquid it is a good idea to use eggs with it when baking… Of course, I just realized this is not vegan. I’m sorry, if you were looking for vegan help! Good luck!

    • sherri says

      I’ve never thought that coconut flour would make for cereal. Might try this. I am, however, going to attempt to make the Ice Cream ‘Dove’ bars today…I’m so excited…
      It’ll be the first time I’ve attempted to make ‘ice cream’ out of cashews…fingers crossed that it works. Katie…your pics always look SO enticing – hope I have the same outcome!

      Katie: Sending you some healing energy:))
      Posting your blog was probably hard to do too! That must suck

  6. Emily @ Hazelnuts and Bolts says

    Oh yes, I have broken a bone. When I was going in to fourth grade, i fractured my left forearm (on the 4th of July too!) Then later that year, after I had gotten my cast off, i REbroke the same left forearm! I actually had to get surgery the second time because something didn’t heal right. I still have the scars since they used dissolvable stitches…
    On the other hand, i made this porridge for breakfast today! The flavor was GREAT but i wasn’t a fan of the texture… which didn’t surprise me since I have never been a fan of coconut flour. Oh well! I’ll be praying for you and your arm 🙂

  7. S says

    I always wondered what it was like to break something too, but it’s one of those things I’d be happier not knowing. I broke my knee, femur, a couple of toes and a finger all at once after getting hit by a car. Well, WHILE getting hit by a car… 😉

    If the pain makes it difficult to sleep try putting a pillow or two under your arm to elevate it. You can also try rhythmic breathing exercises since in my experience the pain tends to throb with your pulse and focusing on something else is a good distraction at least.

    You’ve given me a lot of good recipes so I hope this advice returns the favor. Best of luck.

  8. beth says

    I just broke three bones in my heel last Wednesday. I’m now on crutches and in a cast for 2 months. It’s so hard…

    • Janet says

      Couldn’t handle crutches so got a “knee wheeler”; much easier to get around and not fear falling again.

      • Beth says

        I’ve heard of those, but not sure how I would use it since I live on the top floor of an apartment building. Would I just leave it in my car or could I lug it up the stairs? Thanks so much for your reply Janet

        • Janet says

          The handle folds down so it fits in a trunk or back seat of the car. It’s light enough for me to pick up – and I’m a senior.

  9. JN says

    Sorry to hear about your arm and despite that you gave us (once again) an easy, delicious recipe. I have been trying so hard to put coconut flour to use but have not found many recipes. Will try this for sure tomo morning as I am not a fan of oatmeal but a big fan of cream of wheat which I don’t have anymore, due to gluten.
    Hope your arm heals up fast. Thank you.

  10. Madiantin says

    I’m so sorry about your arm! I hope you get a majorly cool cast. Never broken a bone myself, but I have chronic ITBS which has brought me down from 8hours running to 30 minutes, so I feel like my whole being is broken, dangit.

  11. Jen says

    Sorry to hear about your arm!! I hope it heals as quickly as possible! I will definitely be giving this recipe a go 🙂 I’m always at a loss for how to use all of the coconut flour in my house (I bought it pre-vegan when I was still consuming eggs), so this looks perfect! The theme week: chocolate? 😛

  12. Ella says

    I broke my arm falling off my horse when I was 9 and the break was so high up (almost at my shoulder) that a cast wouldn’t do anything. Instead, they put my arm in a wool-lined immobilizer (wrapped around my torso, secured my lower arm to my chest, and had a diagonal strap like a seat belt). IT WAS TERRIBLE. Summer came soon after it broke and on the hottest of days I was stuck in a wool contraption wrapped around my body. I almost feel like a cast would have been better! On top of that, I wasn’t allowed to ride for 12 weeks. Hope you heal up fast <3
    I haven't ever been a fan of coconut flour, but maybe I'll give it one last chance with this recipe 🙂

  13. Karen says

    I broke my right elbow last fall while out biking. I even managed to bike home (5 miles). At the ripe old age of 46, it was the first bone I had ever broken. I learned to do a lot of things left handed (putting in my contacts, plucking my eyebrows, wrapping my just washed hair in a towel…try THAT sometime…and keyboarding). My feet also came in handy (haha) at times. I was VERY frustrated in the kitchen however. Stirring was also difficult as the bowl wouldn’t stay still. Chopping veggies…well you can imagine! I will never take having my right arm available for granted ever again!!

    • bee says

      I find one-handed mixing and chopping difficult too! Thankfully I have two hands to use most of the time. There’s a range of helpful kitchen items designed for one-armed use. You may want to look into those if you’re planning on keeping up your normal cooking routine, Katie. Things like suction cup mixing bowls, chopping boards with spikes on them, and rocker knives.

  14. Mia (Mia in Germany) says

    Oh, so sorry to hear about your arm 🙁 Get better quickly! You sure need some quick and easy fixes right now.
    I’ve partially broken my right arm when I was 9 and had just started a sports vacation for kids, second day and it was over for me. And I didn’t even get a cast which people could sign! Yes, of course I wanted a cast, too, as a kid 😉 Who didn’t!
    Which theme … hm. Nutella? I’d sure like that!
    Take care.

  15. Hannah Elizabeth says

    Oh, I’m so sorry, Katie! I am one of those people so clumsy that everyone (including me) wonders why I haven’t broken more bones! My first “broken bone” was a chip off of my finger joint received from swinging some kids around in a tire swing (my finger got caught in the chain). Even though it wasn’t as bad of a break as you might expect, it didn’t lessen the pain or inconvenience. My other broken bone was from falling off a scooter going down a steep hill, and I can totally sympathize with you!! Showers were especially difficult, and I eventually got quite adept at making my food with one arm…using the Vitamix without a helper definitely took awhile! And the muscle atrophy drove me crazy! Totally feeling your pain, and hoping you get well soon!! If I could, I would send you all the yummy chocolate-y treats I could think of to help you endure the pain and frustration. Hugs!

  16. Stephanie says

    Im so sorry to hear about your injuries:( I had to wear a boot cast in 5th grade from fracturing it by jumping up and down and it landed the wrong way. Pretty lame I know hahahha:) Anyways, crazy question but I was just wondering is there any substitutes to the coconut flour? Thank you Katie (ps LOVE your recipes) xo

    • bee says

      Coconut flour and cocoa powder are usually interchangeable in recipes, but I’m not sure eating 6 Tbs of cocoa powder would be good (or a good idea)! If it’s not an allergy, and you’re just worried about flavour, you could try subbing 2 Tbs for cocoa to make it chocolatey =).

  17. Jennifer says

    Hi there,

    I really hope you’re doing better!! A couple of summers ago I sprained my ankle so badly, I didn’t cry and couldn’t breathe. Although it was swollen to the size of a tennis ball a week after having sprained it (and having taken the proper RICE care), the clinic doctor took an x-ray and just told me to continue icing it. It took 6 months for it to heal, and it still looks a bit off, and hurts when I do this and that… But that was also my first real injury. I hope your doctors are taking proper care of you, and that you’ll heal soon! Did you end up with that cast?

    About this recipe… I’ve never tried coconut flour, and a reader mentioned they weren’t a fan of the taste. How might you describe it? It seemed like the greatest idea when I first read this post, and I’d still really like to try it!

    Take care!

  18. michelle says

    Never broken anything, Sprained ankle from gymnastics in jr high… I am sorry that you got injured…this recipe looks so interesting.. I want to try it… never would of though coconut flour

  19. Susan says

    So sorry you have to deal with a fracture. Hopefully it will heal quickly. In the mean time I bet you learn a whole lot of new, one-hand skill… 🙂

  20. Sabrina says

    I’ve broken my foot, arm, and a finger (no, make that fingers because my pointer finger is currently broken) all on my right side.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery!

  21. Marina says

    I’m so sorry about your arm Katie!! You’re amazing; you are still able to create a recipe even though you’re injured! Can’t wait to make this for breakfast tomorrow 🙂

  22. Jules @ WolfItDown says

    I hope you feel better soon Katie, did you fall far down a set of stairs, or just trip, or?

    Many moons ago, I fractured my hand and having the cast certainly didn’t make things easy, thankfully it is only temporary, and I hope you recover as soon as! Thanks for the lovely recipe too, it sounds amazing! I would never have thought of using coconut flour instead of oats! x

  23. Alanna says

    Ouch — feel better soon, Katie! Fortunately I’ve never (knocks on wood) broken a bone myself. It was fun to sign other people’s casts, though. 🙂

  24. Jessibee says

    I just started using coconut flour a few weeks ago and was wondering how it might fare as a hot cereal…glad to know it works out! Will have to give this a go soon 🙂

    (have never broken a bone, despite years of karate and other high-impact sports)

  25. Dee says

    Sorry, so sorry–and I empathize. I just got my cast off a few days ago from a Colle’s fracture of my wrist. I had a cast for 6 weeks. All in all, I was very lucky, considering I’m of a “certain” age when bones thin and break more easily. I didn’t require surgery and I’m doing pretty well. I know what you’re going through. It will pass. If you have any questions about how to do certain tasks with one hand, I got to be quite good at it! I wish you all the best for a thorough recovery!

  26. Anita N says

    So sorry to hear about your injury. I broke my wrist falling on ice this past February. It got complicated and I had to have surgery. My occupational therapist is great, and the wrist is coming along. You learn to be inventive with an injury like this. I discovered the talk to text feature on my laptop. Just about the hardest thing to do was figure out how to put on my bra. (hook it and work it down over my head) 😀

  27. Kellye says

    Hi, Kate! I’m so sorry to hear about your arm :(… i broke my arm once when i was little.. and the cast stayed for months.. no fun. I also broke my ankle when i was 5 in a downhill biking accident that occurred while I was on the back of my Dad’s bike..I had to wear a hot pink cast that went up my entire leg! My Daddy felt awful for so long.. I barely remember it. I know that both times were challenging to say the least.. I’ll pray for your healing when I say the Rosary (I’m Catholic) I’ve known miracles to happen b/c of that prayer :)!… I love your blog! It’s always awesome! 🙂

  28. Kate @Almond Butter Binge says

    I’m so sorry about your arm! Never broken a bone, but yeah, definitely had cast envy for a time in elementary school.

    I had no IDEA that coconut flour would do this. You’ve blown my mind.

  29. Jessica says

    Oh, the irony. I played team sports (including hockey on a boys’ team) for years and yet I broke my wrist rollerblading across the living room to get my wrist guards and two toes dropping my ’90s style stereo on my foot. I didn’t get a cast for that one but I did when I damaged a nerve in my foot kicking a car tire (no, it doesn’t have enough give to take your anger out on. I also had to replace the tire because I broke the internal threads). Casts seem cool until you get one…the wrist happened at the beginning of summer vacation! No swimming and I didn’t get to show it off! Speedy healing to you Katie!

  30. Lauren says

    Oh Katie! I’m so sorry you broke your arm! I have broken so many bones in my lifetime and it is a pain unlike any other I am familiar with. I broke my elbow and wrist running hurdles in high school and got a cast then. Honestly I was mortified by the cast, stupid high school teenager I suppose.
    I hope you heal quickly!

  31. Angela says

    I have cracked a bone. While kicking a cow down a hallway…

    Yeah, that makes everyone get a crazy look on their face, lol! It was a stuffed cow and I was kicking it down a hallway for my cat to chase. It was early morning and I was a lazy teenager at the time and decided it was too much trouble to bend down and pick it up. But it wasn’t going far enough for my taste, so I pulled my leg back further and put some force behind it – and missed. Kicked the floor instead and bent my big toe so hard it cracked at the joint. It hurt so bad I couldn’t cry, I couldn’t breath, I couldn’t tell my mother who was just a few feet away in the bathroom what was wrong. It was just awful…so I sympathize with your misery! Hope you feel better soon!

  32. Carroll Ann says

    I broke my arm in February playing flag football actually. It is actually so difficult with only one arm, every task is so difficult and sometimes impossible. So anyway, I’m sorry, I feel your pain. But this does look like a nice convenient recipe for anyone, thanks!

  33. EVA says

    YEEOWZA, I fell down the steps once when I was in 7th grade and fractured ye olde foot. I had to wear one of those little foot boots and walk on crutches for a month. Other than that, I’ve had a wrist and fourth finger sprain but that is as far as my history goes.

    Would this work with another flour as I am no fan of coconut? I wish it’d work with Bob’s GF; I really dig the beany flavor!

  34. Charl_sally says

    Oh my goodness i totally relate to you!!! I always wanted to break my leg when i was little so i could have crutches 😛 and yep, did the same, cried at doctors office when i was told it wasn’t necessary for the pull i had done to my knee… yep, embarressing indeed 😛 I was soon put off though as I did eventually break something. Well, i hair-pin fractured right through my elbow joint and my goodness, i had a cast from my hand to shoulder and it was CRAZY hard to do anything! My arm was at a permanent right angle for 8weeks, it was not fun, and then i was actually thankful i hadnt ever broken my leg 😛 Hope your arm heals promptly hun!

  35. Claire Chenault says

    I’m curious about what brand of coconut flour you use? The kind I buy has 70 calories per 2 tbsp, which means this recipe would have 210 calories of coconut flour alone? I wanna know where you get all of your low calorie ingredients!

  36. Steph says

    So sorry to hear about your wrist! Thankfully the only bones I’ve broken have been fingers (thanks netball) but I definitely don’t want any more than that! This cereal is such a great idea though!

  37. Katherine says

    I’ve fallen more times than I can count running, and I never seem to break a bone. Also, my ankles are virtually indestructible. I really hurt my ankle running in 7th grade, and I was certain it was broken. The doctor told me it was REALLY bad and close to being a fracture, but there was no break. I was actually quite disappointed. Yet another reason why I like to pretend 2009 didn’t exist. Anyways, I hope you feel loads better! I hear chocolate is the best pain reliever there is xx 🙂

  38. Maria G. says

    Oh, Katie! I am so sorry to hear about your accident. I will pray for you. I broke my collar bone when I was two, so I don’t remember it. 🙂 And I have never had a cast on.
    This pudding sounds delicious and very easy. I never though about making coconut pudding!
    By the way, if you would like some guest posts to releive your day, I would be more than willing to assist. I have a recipe for the most delicious ever healthy snickers spread, which I really want to share with you. God bless.

  39. leah says

    i just broke my wrist at gymnastics i was doing a simple handstand on beam and kicked to hard and fell on my hand i could not move my hand i had to sit out the rest of practice:(

  40. Cee says

    I broke 7 ribs and a collarbone at once, in a car wreck. Funny to have all those broken bones and no cast. Feel better soon!
    I’m guessing the first theme will be fudge? Or maybe coconut butter …

  41. Emily M says

    Two guesses on the themes:

    Back to School
    One Handed Recipes

    I always wanted a cast in school because the kids that came to school with a cast got all sorts of attention and got everyone to sign their cast. Clearly, I was not in the “popular clique” and was sad enough to want a broken bone just for the attention I would get. Pretty sick looking back at it!

  42. Jessica says

    Broken my right elbow and left wrist (at different times) and needed casts both times…both resulted from falling off horses….broke my toe falling off a chair (sad I know) about 4 years ago…no cast for that lol

  43. Kyla @ Two Cups Cacao says

    Oh no, that is horrible!!! I hope you get better soon, Katie! I have not broken a bone before, but I do have a friend who has broken her ankle twice. As for this cereal- genius! I have had some coconut flour hiding away in my freezer for the longest time now, I’ve had no idea how to use it. When I saw this recipe, I instantly (just like the cereal 🙂 knew I had to make it. I’ll try it tomorrow for breakfast and let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Kyla @ Two Cups Cacao says

      Hey! I forgot to respond. This tasted really good! It was an awesome breakfast- I actually made it twice! I had sweetened it with two packets of stevia and a little bit of coconut sugar(I have a huge sweet tooth (: ) and I chopped up some berries in it. I’ll definitely be making it again!

  44. Janet says

    Broken toe, broken thumb, torn ligaments and now recovering from a broken knee cap. I need more recipes like this, please!

  45. Am says

    I’m so sorry about your arm! I broke my ankle – the first bone I’d ever broken – and it was very painful. It didn’t help that the doctors didn’t ever put on any of my casts properly. (I know because they said, “Woops, we didn’t do that well.” 🙂 Otherwise I wouldn’t say that.) But it was kind of cool, ’cause now I have had a broken bone. 🙂 Well wishes! I hope that you feel better soon!! 🙂
    My guess… is that the theme week will be fudge or hazelnut recipes. 🙂 Both sound delicious!

  46. Claire B says

    Sounds amazing. Definitely giving this a try for breakfast tomorrow, I think I’ll add some frozen raspberries and choc chips and have it warm.

    I had never broken a bone until my mid 20s, then I made up for it by doing both wrists at once! I fell over backwards playing indoor soccer. Thankfully they only put casts up to my elbows even though normally with the type of break it was my left wrist was it would normally have been done most of the way up to the shoulder.

  47. Zuzana says

    First fracture of my life, now 24, happened last thursday. Yoga gone wrong! Broken toe 🙁 fortunately, its “just” the phalanx so no cast is necessary but walking is oh so challenging. It really makes me appreciate my strong and healthy toes and cant wait to have them all back!! Good luck with your wrist!

  48. Alexandra Coopey says

    What a fabulous breakfast idea! I have coconut flour to use up and have recently got bored of porridge (possibly because it’s so hot here). But this is super quick, easy, and refreshing with cold milk from the fridge. I tried it this morning and it was delicious with toasted coconut and blueberries. Thank you Katie! X

  49. sherri says

    I would have never thought to use coconut flour as the base for cereal…might try this as I do remember (from childhood) that I loved cream of wheat.
    I am attempting to make the ‘ice cream Dove bars’ today. First time making ‘ice cream’ with cashews…fingers crossed that it works – I will be using my food processor – perhaps my blender. I’ve yet to invest in a Vitamix.
    Sending you healing energy Katie:))

  50. Charlène says

    Breaking bones sucks! I broke my leg when I was only 4 years old, so I never went through a phase later on when I thought it would be cool. I had my entire leg in a straight cast, so that my four-year old self would not be able to run around on it (I still did). The thing is, the reason I broke my leg was because my bone was as thin as an eggshell, so they had to inject my bone with cortisone when it was all healed up!

  51. Allison says

    I hope that heals up for you! You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone 🙂

    This is a really interesting recipe! Such a fun new way to use coconut flour. Looks like a satisfying breakie.

  52. Courtney says

    I hurt my ankle in May, just by getting out of a vehicle! It was one week after I’d started a new workout program…what a disappointment! Now, 9 weeks later, I’m finally getting back to working out, though very slowly since the pain isn’t gone.
    Now my friend had a freak accident and is down with a broken foot.
    Best wishes on your recovery!

  53. Alexandra T. says

    My coconut flour says that it has 8 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoon serving. Do you think that would be too much fiber for one serving? It seems like a lot to me. I’m using Nutiva brand coconut flour.

  54. Glitter Coated Lenses says

    No way! I’ve never broken a bone 🙁 But I need to be more careful of my knees when I run. Running can be so tough on them! Heal quickly Katie, we need you! But thanks for another amazing recipe 🙂

  55. Jwennifer says

    I wish you a speedy recovery—I got out of a full hip to ankle brace at the end of June. I tried this recipe as a hot cereal and I could not get over the texture of the coconut flour (I had never used/tried it before). I did like the subtle taste of the coconut, so I am going to try and find another use for the coconut flour. Thanks again for sharing all of your recipes 🙂

  56. Shonalika says

    Oh no! You poor thing, I hope you get better sooN! I COMPLETELY feel your pain there – I’ve never broken a bone, but for the last 4 or 5 so years have been plagued with awful tendonitis in my wrists, which goes up and down in terms of its level of severity. Not great for a guitarist! At some points I’ve been completely incapable of using my right arm (I’m right-handed) and had to do everything with my left hand – I felt such a strong sense of empathy and upset for how awful it must be for people who lose limbs permanently:(

    As mine is a long-term thing which doesn’t ever quite go away, I do love recipes which require very little work, or in which most of it is done by the blender or an oven. Will have to give this one a shot, it sounds intriguing!

  57. Katie G @ Cake Vs Scales says

    I really do help your arm recovers fast – I have to say I made this recipe for my breakfast this AM & it was perfection! I love coconut flour and often sneak a spoonful whilst I’m baking with it, I added ginger which was a great addition.
    Thanks so much for sharing, I’d have never ever considered eating it like this otherwise..

  58. Carly says

    I never thought anything like cream of wheat would be possible in a gluten-free version!! So cool, way to be creative 🙂

    I wonder if something like quinoa flour would work if I added a little sweetener….

  59. New England Flybaby says

    I am so sorry to hear of the problem with your arm, Katie. It is difficult doing things one-handed. On the good side, I imagine you’ll heal super fast, since you are so healthy.

    Extra points for “posting” anything on your blog at all! 😀

    • Shannon says

      No, coconut flour has different properties than any other flour and absorbs way more liquid. I don’t think it can be subbed for anything else. Hope this helps.

  60. Andrea says

    What a great idea, I had never thought of doing this. I made this recipe this morning and it was really yummy! I added a scant T of almond butter and maybe 1/2T maple syrup (the coconut is naturally sweet to me) and it thickened up great and I ate it cold. It was very filling! I might start mixing 1-2 T of coconut flour in with my overnight oats and add some additional fluid. It’s a tasty way to add more fiber and create a filling breakfast. Thanks!

  61. Katie says

    This is SO simple, but amazing! JUST like cookie dough! I made 1/2 the amount and added 4 drops of vanilla stevia and dark chocolate cocoa powder. Planning on having the other half after dinner, minus the cocoa powder and adding some chocolate chips!

    Thanks so the recipe, I never would have thought to do this. Another winner!

  62. Elisa @ Green Road to Bliss says

    I’m sorry to hear about that!
    I’ve never broken a bone, luckily, but I remember there was a period of my life I wished to wear a cast because it looked… cool! Of course I don’t think the same way anymore 🙂

  63. kathryn says

    I broke my right elbow doing indoor bouldering in April and was stuck in a full-arm cast for a few weeks. I’m still working on getting my full range of motion back, and the fall also damaged my ulnar nerve so my pinkie and ring finger and half my palm are numb and my hand is very weak!

    I hope you heal up soon! Not having a hand in the kitchen makes things pretty tricky.

  64. Diane says

    Ugh. Many years ago I was slicing a bagel and went through my hand–tendons, nerves and everything else in its path. It was so awful to try to button a blouse that buttoned up the back, and do so many other things I took for granted. My solace was that this was a temporary state and that I would be back to using both hands in a finite amount of time–which I became most grateful for at that point.

  65. Stephanie says

    I am very intrigued by this recipe, especially since I LOVE cream of wheat and haven’t had it in years. At my elementary school we would have a carnival every year before school got out for summer and we had a stand where you could get a temporary cast…and I always got one. So weird!

  66. Charlotte says

    Yum! I’ve never thought of using coconut flour like this. I’m moving out soon and have a big bag of the stuff that I haven’t known what to do with. Looks like I just found my new breakfast for the next few days. 🙂 It seems like wonderfully versatile recipe – I just tried it now and added ground flax, chia seeds, and mangosteen powder. Then I added some sliced banana and sprinkled hempseeds and coconut flakes on top.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  67. Jeannie says

    Just made this for breakfast this morning, and I have to tell you: It’s delicious! The texture took me by surprise at first, but I ended up loving it. It was yummy cold, but once I added in some muddled blueberries and warmed it up, it was fantastic. Can’t believe I’ve never heard of this before, thank you so much for putting this together (and especially with your bum arm)!

  68. Holly says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I love cream of wheat, but carb heavy meals don’t love me! It is so good 🙂

  69. Heather @ Shards of Lavender says

    Katie, I just made this cereal for breakfast this morning it tastes so good and is so easy. I was skeptical at first, but the coconutty flavor won me over… No, I haven’t ever broken a bone or has to wear a cast. It’s amazing with how accident-prone I am, really! I hope your arm heals quickly:)

  70. Natasha says

    Awww, bless your heart. I’ve had 2 broken collarbones, a broken arm, and a twisted ankle with a torn ligament (the ankle was way more painful than almost all the others). It is NOT fun, that’s for sure. Get well soon!

  71. 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

  72. 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.

  73. 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!

  74. 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!!

  75. 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? 🙂

  76. 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.

  77. 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!

  78. 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.

  79. 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?!


  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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!

  83. 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!

  84. 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!

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

  87. 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!

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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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