Coconut, Flaxseed & Nuts Hot Breakfast Cereal


A cooked porridge always makes a refreshing change from the low carb bacon and egg breakfasts, or other protein-filled plates, and, looking to add variety in breakfast choices, this nutritionally filling cooked porridge with freshly ground flax seeds (coffee grinder or food processor) into a powder / flour, provide added omega 3, fatty acids, and fibre as benefits.

I have learned over the recent past few months, that while flax flour stores well in the refrigerator, it spoils and oxidizes quickly and while adding whole flax or linseed to a meal or salad, they offer no benefit unless they are in powder form.  The seeds pass directly through the digestive system without releasing any of the benefits the flour provides, due to it impermeable coating.  Grinding the flaxseed in a coffee grinder freshly before use presents a nutritious option.  The combination of coconut milk, cinnamon, coconut flakes and berries and raw nuts in this recipe, provide a heavenly tasting cooked cereal.



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1 cup hot, sugar and preservative free coconut milk, preferably home made

1/4 cup freshly ground flax/linseeds

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or dessicated coconut

1/4 cup chopped raw nuts and seeds

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

Sweetener may be half a mashed banana or 1 tsp of homemade date paste, or honey but is not required

1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries

Here’s How

  • Heat the coconut milk to boiling point in a non-stick pot
  • Grind the flaxseed / linseed in a coffee grinder or food processor and add the flour into a cereal bowl
  • Add to the bowl the coconut, nuts, cinnamon and banana or date paste or honey, if using.  You may add the flax flour and the rest of the ingredients to the hot milk in the pot and mix well OR pour the milk into the cereal bowl with the other ingredients and stir well.
  • Sprinkle the berries on top and eat immediately.


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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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