Chocolate Protein Instant Breakfast Cereal

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.


Fat: 29g


Protein: 18g


Carbs: 8g (net)

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Paleo Instant Breakfast

Last winter, my father-in-law came to visit. While he was here, he stopped by the store to pick up a few of his favorite foods to eat, since it was stuff we don’t normally have in our house. One of those items was Chocolate Cream of Wheat and the kids were intrigued, to say the least. They had never had it before and wanted to know how it tasted and what it was like.

Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}

The got a taste and really loved the concept of a hot, creamy, chocolatey breakfast cereal. In order to keep them from constantly begging me for the wheat-filled version, I had to come up with a suitable replacement.

Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}

Perfect Paleo Powder Recipe

We love Perfect Paleo Powder in this house. With a newly minted 6th grader who has to leave the house to catch the bus an hour before most of the rest of us wake up, a ravenously hungry 10-year-old boy, and all 5 of us working out in our home gym on a regular basis, Perfect Paleo Powder fills a lot of gaps when our schedule doesn’t allow for a full meal or when we need a post-WOD boost of protein.

Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}

And since I don’t think breakfast should be empty calories but need useful ingredients and nutrients to give the kids their best start for each day, I’m utilizing all the benefits of Perfect Paleo Powder in this instant breakfast cereal. We all love the flavor and consistency, and the fact that the macros are just so perfect is icing on the {grain-free} cake.

Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}
Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}

Chocolate Protein Instant Breakfast Cereal

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson


Dry Breakfast Cereal Mix


  • 1/2 cup Dry Breakfast Cereal Mix above
  • up to 1/2 cup Water or dairy-free milk


  1. Add coconut, almonds, pecans, and hemp hearts to a food processor and pulse until they're ground to a fine meal, almost powdered.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse until fully combined. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a month.

To Prepare

  1. Combine the 1/2 cup dry cereal mix and water or milk. Start with 1/4 cup and increase until you get to your desired consistency. Heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Alternately, use hot water/milk to start with.

  2. The chia seeds will thicken/gel the cereal as it cools. If you find that you didn't add enough liquid to start with, add more and reheat. Thickness of this cereal is a personal preference so the liquid will vary from person-to-person.

Recipe Notes

  • Add chia seeds to a blender or food processor and process until it's powdered. I keep a jar in the fridge so it's always on-hand.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Protein Instant Breakfast Cereal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Protein Instant Cereal {grain-free; dairy-free}

Last Updated 12/12/2018

2 Responses to “Chocolate Protein Instant Breakfast Cereal”

  1. Kte

    Is there something I could use to substitute or the perfect paleo powder. I’d like to try the recipe before I buy a $70 supplement. I’d love to try this for me kids breakfast as an alternative to cereal and toast. I struggle with paleo breakfasts for them because they don’t like eggs.

    • Kendra Benson

      That’s the only protein powder we use, so I can’t vouch for others. I haven’t been able to find any other clean products out there that are truly paleo. You can definitely replace it with another brand, if you’d prefer, or leave it out altogether if you can’t find a suitable replacement. Though, of course, the nutritional content will change.


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