July 06, 2015

Low Carb Oatmeal Substitution - Hot Flax Cereal

After microwaving, add cream or half and half and sweetener to your own tastes
I've posted this recipe a few times since 2007 - and it's time to do so again!

One of the not-so-good things about having our college daughter home for the summer is our grocery bill doubled and we've brought back some eating habits that my mouth may like, but my body sure doesn't!  Ha ha.  We've been eating breads (Ciabatta, I'm talking to you!) and fruits with high sugar content, and I've even fallen back to using real sugar in a few items when I'm in a hurry to whip up treats for my daughter and friends.  Our eating habits really took a turn for the worst when we hosted a family reunion at our home a month ago.  I think that is when we let ourselves go and we haven't quite gotten back on track.

Bad me!  I need to get a hold of the reigns and get back on track now.  My body will thank me for it. 

This cereal recipe is a staple in our house even when we are not eating low carb.  It's that good.  And healthy.

When I first did the Atkins induction program back in the Spring of 2002 I found myself craving cereals for breakfast after I grew weary of eggs and leftovers. I tried a few recipes (that failed miserably) and by chance and imagination came up with a hot flax cereal that was so good, my husband and I continue to eat it to this day even when aren't following a strict low carb lifestyle. I always have it on hand in a container in the freezer.  I also use this mix when I make my Flax Muffins.

Hot Flax Cereal

2 c ground flax seed
2 c wheat bran
4 heaping scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 t salt
sliced toasted almonds
Cinnamon to taste
Sweetener of your choice

This is a dry mix. To store, keep in an air tight container in the freezer. To use, mix about 1/2 cup of dry mix in a bowl with enough water to make a soupy mixture. Microwave for 40 seconds. Remove and add heavy cream and sweetener to taste, similar to how you would a traditional bowl of oatmeal.

The dry mix

Moisten with water until 'soup' like

After microwaving, add cream or half and half and sweetener to your own tastes

Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal, 16 Oz
Nature's Best  Zero Carb Isopure , Creamy Vanilla
Frigidaire 6 Piece Cereal and Food Storage Set
Erythritol Natural Sweetener Now Foods 1 lbs Granual
Xlear Xylosweet Bag, 1-Pound


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