Rich and creamy whole30 breakfast cereal. 28g protein! Made in one minute! Can be made ahead. Paleo, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free. A great alternative to malt-o-meal and oatmeal. Deliciously addicting and topped with apple crunchies and cinnamon.
This creamy cinnamon spiced apple cereal is the BOMB! I am completely addicted to this easy breakfast cereal.
Get ready to indulge in malt-o-meal, meets oatmeal, meets mighty fine tasty hot cereal, meets whole30 breakfast! All of those amazing things in one bowl. One flavor! One gorgeous healthy whole30 breakfast! I’m so in.
I almost wish I wasn’t so in love with this cereal, because then I would stop eating it for breakfast (and even lunch). But until then, I guess you will have to listen to me go on about this hot cereal.
Sweet cinnamon spice and these lovely little dried apple bits from Bob’s Red Mill make a perfect toasty pair. These itty baby apple chunks are so sweet and have a wonderful light texture (Unfortunately, it makes you want to reach in a grab another handful to snack on!).
I had to indulge a little and make this recipe with thick and creamy full fat coconut milk. I just had to. But I guess you could make it with regular coconut milk (or almond milk). But I highly suggest not missing out on all those good healthy fats for your brain… Not to mention that scrumptiousness for your tummy! 😉
hearty, healthy, breakfast cereal!
A spoon of this thick and rich breakfast cereal was just what I needed this morning. The perfect sweetness from the apples and the creaminess from the coconut milk all sprinkled with cinnamon makes for a comforting way to start the morning.
Plus, it’s loaded with natural protein from the almond flour (28 grams!!!) and topped off with some lovely omega’s from the chia seeds. And don’t forget about that healthy fiber form the flax meal!
P.S. I LOVE cooking with flax! Just in case you were wondering 🙂
I used to wake up in the mornings to my Dad making his ritual breakfast cereal of choice. Some days it was grape nuts. Other days it was oatmeal or granola. And most days it was malt-o-meal. That breakfast cereal will always come bundled with childhood memories!
And now in present day, I don’t make much malt-o-meal (because of the wheat 🙂 ) but I do love a bowl of grain free hot cereal from time to time!
The wonderful things about this cereal is that it can be made ahead of time! Pre-prepared. Dry ingredients stored in a jar. Ready to be cooked up with coconut milk, vanilla, and date syrup. And spoiler alert: it only takes 1 minute to cook!
The natural sweetness from the apples are enough to be completely satisfied. But if you are looking for a little extra sweetness I suggest adding some homemade date syrup (for whole30). Also, you really can’t go wrong with a little stevia, maple syrup, or honey.
I topped my bowl off with dried apple bits, fresh apple slices, a little extra cream from the coconut milk, and a dash of cinnamon! Go wild 🙂
*Disclaimer: the calorie count on this recipe is high due to the healthy fats in the full fat coconut milk I used. But if you use regular coconut or almond milk, the calorie count will be normal and WAY lower! No worries; either way, you can’t go wrong!