Hot Cereal
Hot Cereal , 05-07-2008 06:59 PM


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snailspace Wrote:I've seen several recipes for hot lc cereal, and I've experimented with variations. I made this concoction, and found I like the texture the best; it's more like regular hot cereal. With lots more protein and fiber than you'd ever find in Cream of Wheat or Malt O Meal.

Mix equal parts of the following:

Flaxseed meal (I prefer Bob's Red Mill Golden Organic, but use what you like, of course)

Whey protein powder (mine is vanilla flavored, but whatever you like. I do not use soy protein powder, because I don't care for the flavor and texture, but if you like it, of course you can use it.

Coconut flour

Store in the fridge. Flaxseed meal can go rancid quickly!

Put a bit in a bowl, add boiling water until you get the texture you like. Sweeten or not, add some cream, or Calorie Countdown milk, or soy milk, or almond milk.

You can also use this mix for the OMM.

Flaxseed meal and coconut flour are both nearly all fiber. The whey protein powder has a lot of protein (duh, that's why they call it protein powder!) So if you have this for breakfast, you're getting a great start to the day. A wonderful alternative to eggs!

The brand of flaxseed meal I use has 4 gms carbs, 4 gms fiber per 2 TBS.
The coconut flour has 10 gms carbs, 9 gms fiber per 2 TBS.
The protein powder will vary according to brand.

barbogold Wrote:Mmmmm the walnuts sound good. I had some last night with extra French vanilla flavoring and cinnamon. Enjoyed it right before bed.
RE: Hot Cereal , 09-14-2008 10:55 PM


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OK, I was thinking about Hot Cereal and did the search here and came up with your recipe Linda. Yours sounds lots better than the one I've made in the past which had Flaxseed Meal, Wheat Bran and Soy Protein Isolate.

Your combination of Flaxseed Meal, Coconut Flour and Vanilla Whey Protein sounds like a good combination. Sometimes, just like tonight I just wanted some hot cereal....not a craving by any means but just knew that's what I wanted. Fortunately I had some of my 'old' stuff still in the freezer, so had a bowl of it. Then I thought, 'somebody has got to have something better than this'. Leave it to Linda...she'll have it or get it! Thanks Linda.

You advised to store in the fridge. Do you ever put it in your freezer so it will keep longer?

Using this as a base for a OMM, do you just add an egg and some baking powder? If so, in what quantities?

Ron aka "The Former Donut Junkie"



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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 11:53 AM


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As I sit here eating a nice warm bowl of this hot cereal, I once again must say THANKS for the recipe. It's so wonderful to have substitutes.

Paula


RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 01:38 PM


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LCMama Wrote:As I sit here eating a nice warm bowl of this hot cereal, I once again must say THANKS for the recipe. It's so wonderful to have substitutes.

It is a nice break in things! I had forgotten that Linda Sue lived in Galveston and may not have internet access for a while.

Do you make yours as Linda's recipe calls for? What kind of protein powder do you use?

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 01:45 PM


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OH wow.. this is a post from the old board! This recipe Snailspace came up with looks really good. I'll have to try it soon.

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 01:51 PM


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With some Almond Breeze! Keepin' it totally low-carb!

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 09:27 PM


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I enjoy hot cereal very rarely (usually in really cold weather), but I really like cold cereal. I love Linda's Coconutty Crunch with vanilla almond milk. When I make a batch of this I keep it stored in a jar in the fridge. About 1/3 cup is a good serving size.
RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 10:48 PM


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As Amy noted, I'm not the person who came up with the recipe. I simply copied snailspace's thread over from the old forum.

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Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 10:56 PM


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But thank you for rescuing the recipe for us Linda. It really sounds good and I might have missed it had you not copied it over!

Amy
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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-16-2008 10:56 PM


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Welcome back LindaSue! We're so glad all is well with you and your family.
RE: Hot Cereal , 09-17-2008 02:25 PM


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This is great! Autumn is on it's way and I would enjoy some hot cereal. Thank you for posting it.

~Danielle

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-22-2008 07:01 PM


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FormerDonutJunkie Wrote:
LCMama Wrote:As I sit here eating a nice warm bowl of this hot cereal, I once again must say THANKS for the recipe. It's so wonderful to have substitutes.

It is a nice break in things! I had forgotten that Linda Sue lived in Galveston and may not have internet access for a while.

Do you make yours as Linda's recipe calls for? What kind of protein powder do you use?

Sorry, I was sick last week and didn't see this till today!

I followed the recipe like LS (or original recipe inventor) did. I used 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup flax meal, 1/2 cup "Super Advanced Whey Protein" in Vanilla. I bought the protein powder at Walmart. I scooped out 2TBLs into a bowl, added boiling water till it was thin enough, 1 packet splenda & some heavy cream.

Honestly (can I be honest here ?? LOL) it was all I wanted to eat last week since I had the flu or something. So, it's what I ate, when I was hungry. I've heard people tell of flax keeping them regular and whatever........I never had that problem, but I've also not eaten flax 4 days in a row. Ummm, now I know what I need to do if I get constipated! LOL.

Oh, and those amounts made a large enough bowl to put in the fridge. I guess it made about 8 servings?? Maybe a bit more because my sons got into it and ate some too.

Paula


RE: Hot Cereal , 09-22-2008 07:05 PM


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Paula, thanks for the detailed update!

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-22-2008 09:20 PM


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This recipe sounds great. I made oatmeal for my family on Sunday and I sure did miss having some!!


BTW - what's OMM??

T



RE: Hot Cereal , 09-22-2008 09:24 PM


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tweety Wrote:This recipe sounds great. I made oatmeal for my family on Sunday and I sure did miss having some!!


BTW - what's OMM??

T

One Minute Muffin

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-22-2008 09:32 PM


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As in the original thread you could use this same cereal mix to make the One Minute Muffin. I melt some butter or coconut oil in a large latte mug and roll it around to coat the mug. Mix together 1/4 cup of the mix, 1/4 tsp baking powder, a couple packets of Splenda and an egg in the cup and microwave on high for about one minute. It may look a little wet but it will dry quickly as it cools. Put some more butter on top and enjoy!

There are tons of variations to this little wonder. I sometime add some vanilla extract or DaVinci's SF Vanilla syrup, some cinnamon or other spices or flavorings to taste. Others are sure to have more suggestions for this super simple LC baked good.

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-23-2008 01:35 PM


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When I ate the first bowl, I wondered if adding an egg & some baking powder could turn it into a cookie. Now I know it can be a OMM.

I'm so not clever when it comes to substituting things in recipes. I'm so glad there are people here and online that are!

Paula


RE: Hot Cereal , 09-23-2008 01:52 PM


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LCMama Wrote:When I ate the first bowl, I wondered if adding an egg & some baking powder could turn it into a cookie. Now I know it can be a OMM.

I'm so not clever when it comes to substituting things in recipes. I'm so glad there are people here and online that are!

I made an OMM last night and used Pumpkin Pie Spice in it. A very nice fall flavor!

Ron aka "The Former Donut Junkie"



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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-23-2008 04:02 PM


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I expreimented with what I had and this is what I came up with.

2 TB Almond Meal
2 TB Flaxseed Meal
2 TB Wheat Bran or Oat Bran
1 TB Protein Powder
2 Packets Splenda
Dash Cinnamon
1 TB Cream

I put the first five ingredients in a bowl and added 1/4-1/2cup of water. Nuke for one minute and stir in cream and cinnamon. I can't see why one couldn't use any sweetener, vanilla extract or coconut oil/flaxoil instead of cream. Very versatile.

Again thanks for the recipe.

~Danielle

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RE: Hot Cereal , 09-23-2008 04:15 PM


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Danielle, there's not much you can go wrong with on this cereal so long as the contents remain low-carb. I like experimenting with this stuff and variations of it to make the OMM.

Here's Kim's Flaxmeal Cinnamon Muffins from Linda Sue's recipe site. You bake these muffins in an oven and they are really, really good...and only 1 net carb each!

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