15 Delicious Hot Cereal Recipes | Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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If this is the first time you’ve ever heard of “hot cereal”, then do not worry because it really isn’t a term you usually use. To give you an idea, a bowl of hot cereal is made from ground, crushed, or chopped grains that have been simmered in water or milk until soft. Oatmeal and other grains like rice, wheat, and barley are common examples. Doesn’t sound as mysterious now, does it? With that in mind, here are 15 delicious hot cereal dishes to get your day started!

15. Creamy Millet Porridge

Millet porridge is a creamy, gluten-free breakfast easily made in the slow cooker overnight and ready when you wake up. With hints of cinnamon and vanilla it’s the perfect base to top with your favorite fresh fruit, nuts and seeds for a hearty start to the day. Especially great when you want to switch things up from oatmeal!

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14. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Steel Cut Oats

These cozy instant pot sweet potato steel cut oats are filled with golden raisins and warming winter spices. Set it the night before and wake up to a bowl!

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13. Slow Cooker Porridge – Spiced Apple and Carrot

I love oats for breakfast especially no stir porridge recipes, an alternative to slow cooker porridge is oven baked oats, you do have to get out of bed to put them on in the morning, but you can slink back into bed for another 30 mins or so, my kids also love my banana blueberry baked oats, they call it “pudding” breakfast!

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12. Paleo Porridge (Egg Free, Grain Free Oatmeal)

This is an egg-free, grain-free, dairy-free, taste-FULL breakfast! This PALEO Grain Free Porridge is just like the oatmeal you had growing up, except it’s made with spaghetti squash for a ton of extra veggie goodness!

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11. Homemade Cream of Wheat Porridge

This homemade cream of wheat recipe with freshly ground wheat is the most deliciously simple breakfast porridge! Sweet, nutty, creamy – perfect for all your favorite fruit toppings.

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10. Easiest Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

If you’re anything like me you have those busy mornings where you’re rushing around like mad but you still need a healthy breakfast to power through your day. Let me introduce you to steel cut oatmeal.

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9. Millet Porridge with Honey Glazed Plums

Up your breakfast game by making a delicious millet porridge with honey glazed plums. This ancient naturally gluten-free whole grain is just waiting to be re-discovered!

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8. Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oatmeal

Start your day with this filling and nutritious carrot cake oatmeal made with steel cut oats, carrots, pineapple, and brown sugar. All the flavors of carrot cake in a healthy breakfast!

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7. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Craisins & Cinnamon

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats can be made ahead of time for a healthy and filling breakfast. Add all the toppings for a sweet taste, and make this nutritious meal your own!

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6. Amaranth Porridge

Amaranth porridge is warm and comforting, and so easy to make! It’s filled with apples and cinnamon for a sweet pie-like taste.

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5. Overnight Steel Cut Oats (Hot or Cold)

An easy, fuss-free recipe for overnight steel cut oats with little prep and a short cook time. Unlike the no-cook or slow cooker methods that can leave the oats either too chewy or gloopy, this technique yields oats with a nice blend of chewiness & creaminess.

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4. Matcha Coconut Toasted Oat Bran Bowl

Let’s hereby declare oat bran bowls as the new smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls are at least one step up from smoothies in terms of filling factor, but I need something a little more stick-to-your-ribs in the morning. This bowl of fiber-rich oat bran simmered with coconut milk does the trick.

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3. Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe

This recipe for blueberries and cream oatmeal is my go to recipe for oatmeal! A creamy bowl of oatmeal made with toasted oats cooked in coconut milk for filling fats! Topped with an easy blueberry chia jam for fruity flavor.

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2. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal (Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal)

Pumpkin spice oatmeal is the perfect fall breakfast! It has all of the classic pumpkin pie flavors, but this pumpkin pie oatmeal is much healthier for you.

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1. Vegan Grain-Free Keto Porridge

Is it possible to create a nourishing breakfast bowl without grains? The answer is YES and the secret behind a creamy keto porridge is a well-balanced mix of seeds. On top of that this is vegan too! click the link for more great vegan keto breakfast ideas.

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Delicious Hot Cereal Recipes | Breakfast Ideas

Delicious Hot Cereal Recipes | Breakfast Ideas

A hot cereal is ground, crushed, or chopped grains boiled in water or milk until soft. With that said, here are 15 delicious hot cereal recipes to kickstart your day! 


  • Millet porridge
  • Sweet potato steel cut oats
  • Grain Free Porridge
  • Wheat Porridge
  • Carrot cake oatmeal


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