No-Oatmeal Hot Breakfast Cereal

If you've gone gluten-free and have been missing Cream of Wheat for breakfast, then this recipe is for you!

Ever since we gave up gluten and most grains, I have LONGED FOR cream of wheat. I grew up eating it and loved the warm creamy texture, especially when topped with butter and honey!

I have tried the gluten-free quinoa hot cereals, the ground up oatmeal with a creamy texture, the rice hot cereals…..none of them were as satisfying as good ‘ole Cream of Wheat. Until now!

I made this no-oatmeal using pecans because I think they have a really nutty, mild flavor. The flax and the chia seeds give the cereal a gel that creates the creamy texture I was craving. Add in some butter, cinnamon, and raisins and OMG — it’s really good!

No-Oatmeal Hot Breakfast Cereal

No-Oatmeal Hot Breakfast Cereal

If you've gone gluten-free and have been missing Cream of Wheat for breakfast, then this recipe is for you!


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Milk of choice
  • Toppings of choice


1. Place first four ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor and process/pulse until ground (be careful not to overdo it, or you will get pecan butter!).

2. Place into a glass jar to store in the fridge.

3. When you want to make the hot cereal, just heat up 1 cup of your favorite milk (we use raw milk, but you can certainly use non-dairy milks) and add 3/4-1 cup of the mixture, depending on how thick you want your no-oatmeal.

4. Heat over medium heat in a saucepan on the stovetop, stirring continuously until it begins to thicken.

5. Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 more minutes, it will thicken up even more.

6. Makes about 2 1/2 cups of prepared hot cereal, it thickens and expands.

7. Stir in your favorite toppings, we prefer grass-fed butter and raisins! We also add in homemade granola and spices too!


Make your own homemade granola here.

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40 Replies to “No-Oatmeal Hot Breakfast Cereal”

  1. I made this, omitting the chia because I cant eat them., and adding walnuts, unsweetened coconut flakes and protien powder. Loved it!! 🙂 Thank you. I have been missing “oatmeal”.

    1. I am not sure on the calorie count Nadia. Sorry. You might be able to find a calorie calculator online and plug the ingredients into that

  2. Really like this recipe…I was missing my oatmeal…so quick and easy…made enough for the week…Thankyou..very yummy.

  3. I fixed this and it is wonderful.
    I use a 1/4 cup of cereal and 2 T
    Heavy cream and 1/4 cup water
    And it thickens up and I love it. I have
    Cup of keto bulletproof coffee an I’m
    Set for the day. Great energy. I kind
    of tried to figure out nutrition. Fats, carbs,
    protein. By chance do you have it for 1/4 cup
    Serving. I would so appreciate it. Thank you.

    1. I don’t have the nutrition facts for this particular recipe. Sorry about that. I think there are websites where you can plug in the ingredients and it calculates for you.

  4. About how much ground pecans did you end up with? I have bags of ground pecans in the freezer & would love to make this mix to have on hand for breakfast but I’m unsure of the conversion from whole to ground…

  5. I’m eating this as I type. Delicious! My doctor said to give up grains and dairy for a few months to see if we can get my chronic inflammation under control. Recipes like this will make it a much happier experience. Thank you!

    1. So glad you like it Tammy! Have you found the source of your chronic inflammation? I see a functional medicine doctor and we found that I have chronic low grade inflammation due to a gene SNP that I have called APOE4/4. We were able to reverse the inflammation with proper supplementation.

  6. Hi! About how many servings can you get from a batch of the ground pecans/seeds? I’m plugging everything into my fitness pal & it’s asking how many servings it is DRY before adding milk/toppings. Thank in advance!

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