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No matter what it is you like to eat for breakfast, one thing most people agree on is that breakfast is an amazing way to get your body up and running to face the day. Even better than any old breakfast though is a lectin free cereal full of superfoods. Who says breakfast has to include grains?

You may not think you have the time to put together a healthy meal that fits the bill, especially if you’re following a lectin-free diet. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. It won’t take long to make a lectin free cereal full of superfood and free of refined sugar or other health-damaging foods. Read on to learn how.

How To Make Grain Free Hot Cereal

sorghum | Gundry MDWhen it comes to making grain free hot cereal, you have a few different options. The goal is to stay away from lectin-containing foods, of course. Believe it or not, it can be done. It won’t take up too much time, and there’s no need to pull out the baking sheet or parchment paper.

The first thing you need to know is that the two foods listed here are your best grain-free diet friends: millet and sorghum. What’s so special about millet and sorghum? 

Well, for one thing, millet does a great job of copying grain. Believe it or not, millet isn’t a grain. It’s a type of seeded grass. And it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber. It’s even got a hefty amount of protein.1

Sorghum is another fantastic choice when looking for a lectin-free whole grain, and it’s a great replacement for processed white flour. Sorghum makes a tasty cereal and boasts a good amount of polyphenols which can do some real good for your immune system. Beyond its polyphenol content, sorghum also offers up great vitamins and minerals.2

Again, millet and sorghum are your best friends when it comes to concocting a great lectin-free hot cereal. 

Shopping For Sorghum: Choose Your Own Adventure

There are various kinds of sorghum out there and you can opt to use any particular kind.

Black sorghum is antioxidant-rich and pretty dark when you look at it, though it often has more of a red tint to it than black. White sorghum boasts a high insoluble fiber content and has a resistant starch aspect that makes it perfect for a Dr. G-compliant recipe.

And finally, sweet sorghum has a high sugar content, but it is quite tasty in moderation. For the recipe below, you might even want to try using two parts black or white sorghum and one part sweet sorghum. Feel free to experiment.

Are You Ready To Try A Grain Free Cereal Recipe?

millet | Gundry MDThis millet cereal is a delicious recipe and it’s super versatile. Depending on your preference, you can doctor it up a bunch of different ways. Let’s start with a basic recipe and you can build on it from here.

Lectin-Free Millet Hot Cereal

What You’ll Need:

  • .5 cup millet
  • 1.25 cups water
  • .25 cups coconut oil
  • .25 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Note: Double the ingredient portions and store the excess batch in the fridge in a tight container for the next few mornings. Then you can just pop it in the microwave, and you’re good to go. 

What To Do:

  1. Toast the millet in a dry skillet. Low heat works best. Keep tossing the millet so it will toast evenly. You’ll know it’s ready when it smells earthy, toasty, and has reached a light golden brown color. Take it off the stove and let it cool.
  2. Once the millet’s cool, grind in a coffee grinder. Short pulsing in a food processor will work too but watch it carefully. You don’t want it to become pasty.
  3. Next, bring your water to a rolling boil. Add the ground millet, coconut oil, and unsweetened coconut. Then toss in your cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to taste. Cover and lower the heat to a simmer.
  4. Let the millet work its magic on the stovetop for 8 minutes. Then check to see if it’s tender. If all the water has absorbed, add 2 more tablespoons and let it sit for another 8 minutes. Once the water has been absorbed, you’re ready to eat. 

If you’re short on time or interested in trying a few other options, Green Banana Oats can also make a particularly yummy grain-free hot cereal.

Grain-Free Hot Cereal Add-ins (Herbs And Seasoning)

coconut flakes | Gundry MD

Here’s the fun part. This is where you really get to make this cereal your own. You can add any number of Gundry-approved toppings. Feel free to shake on more shredded coconut.

Some people enjoy adding just a touch of organic vanilla extract. Sprinkle on a few hazelnuts or sliced walnuts to add a nutty flavor and amp up your healthy fats intake. 

Again, this is your version of lectin-free, grain-free breakfast, so personalize the recipe. You might even like a little sliced green banana on your grain-free hot cereal.

Quick Grain-Free Hot Pancake Breakfast

This next breakfast idea is truly inspired. If you love a good pancake breakfast, this is the recipe for you. This recipe is gluten-free, paleo compliant, vegan, Whole 30 compliant, and Dr. G approved. 

Sorghum Coco-Flax Pancakes

superfood | Gundry MDWhat You’ll Need:

  • .25 cup flaxseed meal
  • .5 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut flour or almond flour
  • 1.75 cups sorghum flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2.5 cups of coconut milk 
  • .25 cups melted coconut oil

What To Do:

  1. Mix your flaxseed meal and water. Let it rest until the flaxseed meal gels nicely.
  2. Next, whisk together the coconut flour, sorghum flour, baking powder, and salt. Put it aside.
  3. When the flaxseed meal has gelled, add the coconut milk and melted coconut oil. Add in the mix of dry ingredients, and whisk until well-blended. Now you’ve got your tasty batter.
  4. Finally, use a .25 cup to measure out your pancakes. Pour the batter onto the piping hot skillet. Watch until you’ve noticed golden brown edges and you’ve seen the batter bubble. Then flip the hot cake and cook on the other side.

Note: They’re also great with a little added cinnamon. Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup is another wonderful complement to this healthier version of one of your favorite breakfast meals. 

Grain Free Breakfast For Everyone

Breakfast isn’t just fun to make, it’s always fun to eat. Especially on the weekends. Nothing brings the family together like the smell of hot pancakes. And on the coldest of mornings, a nice hot bowl of millet hot cereal can help keep you going strong until lunch.

There really is no need to rely on lectin-rich breakfast grains to make a meal. Instead, go for something hearty, healthy, tasty, and creative. Again, feel free to adjust either of these recipes to suit your tastes. 

Learn More:

Why Breakfast is NOT the Most Important Meal (+ a healthy muffin recipe)

Dr. Gundry’s (Lean & Green) Egg-Sausage Breakfast Muffins

Weekday Recipe Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner On A Lectin-Free Diet


Sources:
1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1541-4337.12012/full
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25875451

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