Instant Cinnamon Chia “Oatmeal”

This is my favorite breakfast when I want something warm and savory:) Taken from the 2014 Reversing Diabetes World Summit recipe book and originally from

Servings: 4 (1/2 cup each)


  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp golden flax meal (Trader Joe’s has a really great whole seed brand that you can grind yourself! It has a great nutty taste!)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tbsp + 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
For one serving of prepared “Oatmeal”
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk (full fat, canned), heavy cream or almond butter
  • Sweetener to taste (Stevia or honey)


  1. Combine the chia seed, golden flax, unsweetened coconut and cinnamon in a container or mason jar.
  2. Scoop out 1/2 cup of “oatmeal” in a serving bowl and keep the rest stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of boiling/hot water over the “oatmeal” mixture, stir and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener (to taste) and 2 Tbsp of heavy cream, coconut milk or almond butter and stir.
  5. Top with fresh berries or toasted coconut if desired.

I really enjoy it with just the almond butter. It still develops a great consistency due to the hot water!


Net Carb Count*: Instant Cinnamon “Oatmeal” (excluding almond butter or cream added): 2.76 net carbs (per prepared serving–yields 4 servings).

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.

2 thoughts on “Instant Cinnamon Chia “Oatmeal”

  1. Hey Hannah! Loved your blog. I’m definitely going to be trying out some of your recipes very soon– The coco-roons sound amazing!

  2. I am really excited to try some of these amazing recipes Hannah! They are filled with so much natural energy to get through the day. This is what I am looking for; quick, easy, and fun. Thank you!

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