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SugarRox
11-14-2003, 06:19 PM
Its starting to get cold around here and i was wondering if there wer and low carb recipes for oatmeal/grits or anything i could eat to replace my oatmeal/grits.


Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:05 PM
Here is an oatmeal substitute - Not my notes or my recipe:

I tried this last night and it is YUMMY!!!!_ Has the gooey texture of old
fashioned oatmeal and is just delicious!_ I always play with recipes if I
don't have the exact ingredients or don't like a certain ingredient, so I
made the following changes: I didn't have any oat bran, and only maybe 4 oz.
wheat bran, so I used the wheat bran and approx. 4 oz. pecan meal, I used
approx 8 oz. almond flour, I didn't want soy, so I used a vanilla protein
shake mix that I don't use anymore in place of protein isolate, and I did
add the vanilla whey protein also._ I used the molasses and vanilla AND
maple extracts._ My point with all that is that you can be flexible with
this, as you can most recipes._ Also, I wanted to use fresh ground flax seed
with each serving, so I added the whey protein to the mix after I blended in
the butter, and left out the flax seed, so that I add it in fresh ground
with each bowl._ I also added a dash of cream after preparing a very small
serving to taste test it._ It was SOOO good._ So then I went back for more.
And had it for breakfast this morning._ I highly recommend this recipe if
you used to like oatmeal or cream of wheat._ Play with the flavorings to
suit your taste._ This will be my late night weekend snack, when I raid the
fridge at midnight, since I am up til 3 or 4:am playing with my hobbies and
end up starving around midnight.


Andrea's Premixed Hot Cereal
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8 oz (by weight) oat bran (or a mixture of oat and wheat bran)
8 oz (by weight) ground nut meal or flour (pecan, hazelnut, etc)
1 cup soy or rice protein isolate
2/3 cup Expert Foods not/Cereal
2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar-equivalent (splenda)

1 lb flax seed meal (available already ground, or grind your own from flax
seeds)

1 stick butter
1 Tbsp molasses
1 tsp of flavor extract such as raisin, vanilla, almond, or maple

Whirl the first group together in your food processor until fine._ Add to a
large bowl with the flax seed meal and mix well._ Melt the butter, stir in
the molasses and flavoring(s), and drizzle over the mixture; stir well and
rub in with your hands until well distributed (very few lumps)._ Store in
covered container in fridge.

To use:_ mix 1/2 c cereal mix plus one scoop whey protein in bowl, pour 3/4
to 1 c boiling water over it, and stir._ Let sit a minute or two to thicken,
and stir again before eating.

Makes somewhere around 16-20 servings, I think - I lost count ;@)

(my favorite combo so far: oat bran, pecan meal, and raisin extract, and
using Vanilla whey protein powder to mix. Really hits the spot for an
oatmeal substitute, and fills me up for hours.)

Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:06 PM
Wendy's Hot Cereal

4 cups flax seeds
2 cups soy flakes
2 cups oat bran
2 cups wheat bran
2 cups wheat germ
1 cup barley
1 cup wheat berries
1 cup brown rice
1 cup 10 grain cereal
1 cup oats

You can either mix it all together, then whirl or whirl each, then mix
together. I used my VitaMix to crack the grains and stopped when it was still

grainy, not floury. Any chunkiness preference is OK...it just takes shorter
for flour or longer for whole grains to cook. The brans and flax are full of
fiber and the grains are all whole, therefore healthy.


I use 1/3 cup of cereal in 1 1/2 cups water. I sprinkle with a little fake
brown sugar and Splenda. Many mornings I add blueberries ;-) I put cream on,
too!_ This is a good way for a diabetic to get the goodness of grains
without the high bg's normally associated with it.

Get soy flakes or soy grits. These are pre-cooked before you buy them, then
ground or rolled. They are straight from the soy bean...not made into
something from the bean. Soy flake cereal is a different beast.

I put 1 1/2 cups cold water in a pan with 1/3 cup dry cereal. If you have
cracked the grains first, it takes about 2 minutes to cook....bigger chunks,
longer time. Cracking the grains can be done in a blender or some flour
mills. Some folks use a coffee grinder or old-fashioned hand cranked grinder.

If you leave them whole, yes, indeed, they take a long time to cook.

Remember....they key to this cereal's low bg's is to get flax meal or grind
flax seeds and to have plenty of bran included for high fiber. You change the

formula, you change the effective carb count.

I ate a big bowl of this cereal with 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries
and some cream for a 2 hour bg of 109 ;-)

OK....I did my best to scrounge up the correct carb and fiber counts. For 1/3

cup of the raw cereal, before cooking, it has 20 grams of carbs, 9 grams of
fiber, for an effective carb count of 11. That's pretty good for a big bowl
of hot cereal for breakfast ;-)


Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:06 PM
I have a new breakfast item. I take TVP (textured vegetable protein -
mine is made by Bob's Red Mill, same company that makes the gluten
flour and various other good flours) and make mock oatmeal. I tried
using 1/2 cup at first because it looked like a small serving of
oatmeal but it's very filling. Today I tried 1/3 c.

1/3 c TVP
1/3 c + a splash more water
1-2 tsp flax seed/meal
pinch cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
drop vanilla extract
cream
stevia (sweetener of your choice)

Mix the TVP, water, flax, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla in a bowl and
microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. Stir, add cream and stevia and
enjoy. The texture is very much like oatmeal and the taste is pretty
good, too. It's very filling though so don't make too much. You can
always quickly make more.

The package says 1/4 c of TVP has 14g protein, 7g carb, 4g fiber. If
you make according to my recipe, the bowl probably has 18g protein
and about 5g carb.

- Stephanie

Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:07 PM
Hot Cereal

1/2 cup ricotta cheese 4g

1 egg 0.5g

2T cream ?2g

1/8 tsp. salt

Mix together and cook on medium heat until grainy. (I mix this with a wire whisk and microwave
on high for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Don't over cook or it becomes curdled.)

Flavor with a little Splenda, vanilla, cinnamon, DaVinci syrup, or whatever your imagination
comes up with.

Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:08 PM
Alice's Best 'Oatmeal' {T:6}
Dump into blender:
1/3 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
3 tablespoons soy protein powder
1 1/2 tablespoons table cream
1 packet Splenda plus 1 packet Equal
2 ounces Farmers Cheese (it looks like a cross between cottage cheese and
cream cheese. I get the Friendship brand which is fabulous! Comes in a soft,
kinda crumbly block... for those unfamiliar with it)
Blend the above thoroughly
Then add 1/2 cup Canfield's Swiss Creme diet soda
a dash of salt
and 1+ tablespoon(s) of psyllium seed.
Blend until smooth.
It will thicken rather quickly.... adjust the thickness using psyllium husks.

Eat right away. It is soooo yummy!!

Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:08 PM
Mimi's Mock Oatmeal
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 package splenda
1tsp. maple flavoring
Nuke on high for 3 minutes

Mock Cream of Wheat, from MaryAnne on the Atkins List
Yesterday I used Pumpkin Pie spice and the Praline Syrup from Nature'sFlavors
and it tasted like the inside custard of pumpkin pie.
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 c cream
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 tablespoon s/f vanilla syrup
sprinkle of cinnamon
Combine and mix all. Micro 1 minute. Eat and enjoy.
Some may want more sweetener.

Jennifer 3FC
01-11-2004, 03:09 PM
Birgit's "Not" Oatmeal
100 g of Crude Wheat Bran (I whizzed mine in the coffee grinder to make a
fine
powder - you can just leave it as it is though ... I just like my hot cereal
as
smooth and creamy as possible) -- 1.8 cups
190g Flaxseed meal -- 1.8 cups
150g soy/whey protein isolate (sifted) -- 1 cup
Mix it all together and keep in a jar.
This mixture is enough for 10 servings.
To prepare take 1/2 cup of this "not oatmeal" mix and add about 3/4 cup of
water
(will probably depend on how thick or thin you like your oatmeal).
Microwave for about 2 minutes on high (depending on your microwave) until it
is thick and bubbly (careful though ... it can boil over in a split second).

Stir and let it sit for a minute of so.
Serve with heavy cream and davinci syrup of choice ... or cream and cinnamon
and granular splenda ... or or or
I find 1/2 cup way too much and usually go with 1/4 cup of mix and 1/3 (and a
couple of tbsps) of a cup of water - it is very filling!
I couldn't believe how close to actual oatmeal this tasted !!
With winter coming up I am so glad this worked ... and at only 2g ecc per HUGE serving !
Nutritional info per one 1/2 cup serving of mix according to life form is:
Carbs 12g, Fiber 10g. Protein 18g
If you go with the 1/4 cup serving like me - half the counts above and your
mix will last for 20 servings. Will only take 1 and a bit minutes in the microwave for the lesser serving.

Garnet5
01-19-2004, 11:13 AM
Thanks for these recipes. I restarted Low Carb about 3 weeks ago and bought some ricotta then couldn't find the cereal recipes to go with it. Now I have 3 LOL. :lol:

Nasha





Mimi's Mock Oatmeal
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 package splenda
1tsp. maple flavoring
Nuke on high for 3 minutes

Mock Cream of Wheat, from MaryAnne on the Atkins List
Yesterday I used Pumpkin Pie spice and the Praline Syrup from Nature'sFlavors
and it tasted like the inside custard of pumpkin pie.
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 c cream
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 tablespoon s/f vanilla syrup
sprinkle of cinnamon
Combine and mix all. Micro 1 minute. Eat and enjoy.
Some may want more sweetener.

Metami
02-21-2004, 01:21 AM
Real Oatmeal

3/4 cup water
splash of vanilla
1 T. old-fashioned oats
Heat in microwave for about 2 minutes

Stir in 1/3 cup TVP crumbles and 1/4 tsp. Xanthan gum.

Cover and let it sit a minute or two to thicken, then add a pat of butter, some SF maple syrup and a little cream and enjoy!

I threw in a few chopped pecans. I used to do that with my oats before lc.
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