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Low Carb Maple Almond Hot Cereal for All of You Oatmeal Fanatics

When is oatmeal not oatmeal?

For this recipe you’ll need: cauliflower, almonds, salt, Xylitol, cinnamon, maple flavoring, vanilla extract, unsalted butter, and heavy cream.

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When it is a low carb hot cereal that doesn’t have an iota of grain in it,but first (once again) you have to get past the fact that I used cauliflower. Take a moment to deal with it, to manage the emotions, and to accept the fact that cauliflower is a low carber’s best friend. Now, file it away and let’s move on.

I have always loved oatmeal but always had to stay away from it because my body has never really like carbs. I was one of those kids that didn’t eat much or often and I don’t think it is something I have done to myself I just think that is the way my body works. I just don’t need a lot of food. Not needing many calories is a great advantage when there is a famine but when you are a food writer?

Not so much.

I have always read the food descriptions in Farmer Boy with delight. I am enthralled by those long descriptions of the table groaning under it’s weight of breakfast foods. Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out, my favorite meal to eat in and the one I am least likely to eat.

The one thing that is hard about Atkins is breakfast especially if you don’t like eggs. Let’s face it, after weeks of nothing but eggs almost NO ONE likes eggs that much.

This hot breakfast is creamy and filling. It is sweet and mapley good. Comfort food, I promise. Get past the fact that there is cauliflower in here, you won’t notice it. You are going to be spooning up all of that steaming, creamy, goodness and thinking about gramma’s kitchen and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

And how great you are going to look in that new outfit. Remember? Low carb.

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This is prepared almost like the grits you are going to grind the cauliflower and almonds together but this time you are adding more almonds, some xylitol, natural maple flavorimage vanilla, and butter. You’ll also be cooking it longer to achieve that creamy texture.

Like many of my other low carb recipes please try to get past the fact that I have, once again, lost my mind and go ahead and try this just once. Tummy pleasing comfort is just about ten minutes away.

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Low Carb Maple Almond Hot Cereal

Hot, creamy comforting breakfast that will make you think you are eating oatmeal like grandma made. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American – low -carb, American Classic
Keyword almond, cereal, maple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 525kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1/3 cup cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup roast almonds
  • 2/3 cup water
  • pinch of salt or more if you used unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • Grind the almonds and raw cauliflower together in the blender until the mixture is like crumbs.
  • Add the mixture to a pan and cover with water.
  • Simmer, stirring constantly until the mixture is cooked and soft and the water is absorbed. You may need to add more water 1/4 cup at a time and cook it until it’s absorbed to achieve the consistency of cooked oatmeal.
  • Add Xylitol, cinnamon, maple, vanilla, and butter. Mix well and taste for seasoning. Adjust flavor to make it exactly right for you.
  • Put the mixure in a bowl, add the cream and enjoy.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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84 thoughts on “Low Carb Maple Almond Hot Cereal for All of You Oatmeal Fanatics”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this a few minutes ago and it’s wonderful! I had made cauliflower steaks last night (which were awesome) and remembered this recipe. I may grind the almonds a bit finer next time, but I will be making it a lot. It’s the first lo-carb hot cereal I have found that I like. It looked like, and was a close taste, to oatmeal which I have been missing.

  2. 5 stars
    So I exchanged unsweetened coconut for the cauliflower…I am sure the cauliflower works well as so many people have loved this recipe, but I just couldn?t bring myself to do it lol. Anyways the coconut worked awesome. I also used sliced almonds and added both to my ninja for just a few pulses. This recipe is delish and just wanted to share my substitution success! Thank you for posting this 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I made it this morning and it was excellent. I loved the nutty flavour and the texture was perfect. Thank you for taking the time to share this recipe!

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