Some mornings you just need something QUICK and EASY. No muffins, no eggs and bacon, no anything that takes longer than 30 seconds to throw together. I’ve got a quick tip here on how to make paleo cereal with superfoods, nuts, seeds, and a few simple additions… for the most perfect bowl of grain-free cereal!
Before you were paleo, you could just pour some grains into a bowl with a splash of milk and call it a day, but now that you actually care what’s going to fuel your amazing body, you need something healthier. You need a paleo grain-free cereal recipe.
Sadly, healthy paleo breakfast cereal options are few and far between at the store and most paleo cereal recipes have a ton of added extras that I don’t want to eat early in the day.
That’s where this paleo cereal recipe comes in! At the beginning of each week, usually on my batch prep days, I fill a large jar with whatever superfoods I have on hand and call it grain-free cereal. Easy as that.
Can You Eat Cereal On A Paleo Diet?
Traditional store bought breakfast cereals are not paleo. Most contain wheat and other grains, not to mention terrifying amounts of sugar and seed oils.
So okay, this recipe for paleo breakfast cereal might not be a breakfast cereal in the traditional sense, but it is way better for you and the perfect way to start the day.
Is Paleo Breakfast Cereal Healthy?
This one is! I am often surprised at just how much sweet stuff goes into a box of cereal that you would buy in the store – even paleo grain free cereal, if you can manage to find it.
Your body doesn’t need or want a whole heap of maple syrup or coconut sugar to get going in the morning. Really.
This paleo cereal recipe gets its sweetness from a delicious mixture of nuts and dried fruit and the beauty of it is, you can choose all your favorites. Say goodbye to picking out the bits you don’t like – this is paleo breakfast cereal made just for you!
Can You Add Milk To Your Paleo Breakfast Cereal?
Dairy milk is not paleo, but you can still enjoy paleo breakfast cereal with milk! To keep it paleo, simply choose your favorite nut milk, such as:
- Unsweetened almond milk – regular or vanilla!
- Coconut milk
- Cashew milk
- Macadamia nut milk
- Hemp milk
Is Paleo Breakfast Cereal Expensive To Make?
In comparison with sugar-laden boxes from the store or buying your breakfast on a regular basis in a coffee shop, making your own cereal is a way cheaper option. I often buy my dried fruit, nuts and seeds in bulk and always have them in the pantry.
And, once you know how to make your own paleo breakfast cereal, there is no waste. You only need to put in ingredients that you like best.
How To Make Paleo Cereal
What if I told you this took no work at all? How about if I said that you could make a big beautiful jar of paleo grain-free cereal in the time it takes to make a hot drink? Seriously, it’s as quick and easy as all that.
- Line up all your favorite dried fruits, nuts and seeds on the counter. Take a measuring cup and measure out two cups of nuts and three cups containing a mixture of dried fruits and seeds.
- Mix these delicious cups of superfoods together mix them together in an airtight jar.
Voila – one delicious batch of homemade paleo cereal made in minutes!
When I make this paleo cereal recipe at home, my blend usually contains almonds, pecans and macadamia nuts, plus seeds like hemp, sunflower, flax, and chia. When it comes to the dried fruits, I love goji berries or dried blueberries, which aren’t too high in carbs, but also add dried bananas for my girls to enjoy.
Nuts & Seeds To Put In Paleo Cereal
- Pecan nuts
- Macadamia Nuts
- Hemp Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Chia Seeds
Dried Fruit Ideas For Grain-Free Cereal
- Dried cranberries
- Dried apricots
- Goji Berries
- Dried bananas
- Dried apples
TIP: You can also top of the cereal with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand as well. I love fresh raspberries in mine. Fresh mango, pineapple or strawberries taste incredible, too.
Other Optional Toppings for Paleo Breakfast Cereal
- Nut butter
- Cinnamon or nutmeg
- Pumpkin spice mix
- Drizzle of honey or maple syrup
The beauty of this paleo cereal recipe is that you get to make up your own mix. If you don’t like an ingredient or don’t have it, simply leave it out.
How Long Does Paleo Breakfast Cereal Last?
The mix will last for a few weeks if stored in an airtight container. If you use hemp or flax seeds, you might want to store it in the refrigerator for freshness.
More Paleo Breakfast Ideas
When you have a bit more time than a paleo grain-free cereal, here are more breakfast ideas to try:
- Superfood Hot Chocolate on lazy weekend days, sometimes only a large cup of this deliciousness will hit the spot
- Pumpkin Spice Flaxseed Smoothie
Paleo Breakfast Cereal Recipe:
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5-Minute Easy Grain Free Paleo Cereal Recipe
This easy paleo cereal recipe takes just 5 minutes - perfect for rushed mornings! Just throw together a big batch of paleo grain-free cereal at the beginning of the week, and your paleo breakfast is good to go.
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- 3 Cups Almonds
- 3/4 Cup Dried banana chips
- 1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds
- 1/4 Cup Chia seeds
- 1/4 Cup Hemp seeds
- 1/4 Cup Goji berries
- 1/4 Cup Cacao nibs
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Mix together your chosen ingredients (the quantities above are just a suggestion).
Store in an airtight jar. If you used flax or hemp seeds, store in the refrigerator for freshness.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
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I read a lot of recipes before I chose this one. I went to the health food store and took just a scoop of each ingredient. I had walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia, cranberries, sliced almonds, dates and coconut. I couldn’t resist adding chocolate chips and almond butter. I followed the instructions and was dismayed when everything was still wet after about ten minutes. I let it cook and everything hardened just fine and was delish.
Oh my goodness. So much deliciousness in one cereal. Made a batch for our new healthy lifestyle and we love it!
Great idea for a healthy breakfast whether on a paleo diet or not. All those superfoods and seeds sound perfect together. Kind of like a granola bar without the oats. Love that it was so easy too.
This is full of the stuff that I love best! Love this nut-full/Grain-free option for breakfast!
This is so filling and delicious. So much better than any box cereal!
Amazing Dish and Amazing Breakfast. Was delicious, crunchy and healthy.
This cereal recipe was so good. I love that it only takes five minutes too.
Loved this recipe for a quick and easy breakfast! I’m not paleo, but do eat a lot of paleo type foods and recipes.
Great recipe. I really want to try cacoa nibs with it, but I’ve never seen them in stores. Do you have any advice on where to buy them?
I certainly appreciate healthy breakfast options like this despite not being on a Paleo diet. Your styling is gorgeous here too – everything looks so fresh and delicious.
Such a beautiful dish!
OMG you are such a genius! This is fantastic! This is such a creative recipe Maya and the pictures are stunning. Really great job!
This was a great option for a grain free dessert and it had lots of crunch too.
OMG, this paleo granola is not only way healthier than regular granola, but also way prettier with those gorgeous goji berries.
This was delicious. Thank you for sharing
Do you know what the caloric intake would be for this meal?
Hi Shantelle, The nutrition info has been added, but it will vary depending on what you put in it. Hope this helps!
This was really good, a great nutritious start to my day!
I love that there’s so much leeway in this cereal! Goji berries for me are a “must-have” ingredient, however. 🙂 Looks fabulous–and so colorful!
I’m not usually a big cereal fan, but that was just amazing!