Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Breakfast Cereals

Despite the name, it is actually my favorite dinner when I want to have something that is not too heavy or starchy.  This dish is low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. I chose using xylitol to sweeten the dish, since it’s safe for diabetics and it also helps to prevent tooth decay. Xylitol is rich in fiber, so avoid it if your diet restricts you from consuming fiber. Cinnamon adds a wonderful warm flavor to the coconut and it helps to regulate blood sugar. If you want to enjoy crispy and aromatic flakes, they have to be freshly toasted. No short cuts here. The good news is - it takes only 5 minutes to toast the flakes. Make sure that you use the big coconut flakes and not the shredded coconut that is usually used in macaroons.  To have a cereal fiesta you can add pieces of fruits, fresh or dry, and chopped nuts.

Preperation time: less than 10 minutes
Serves: 1 person

3/4 cup coconut flakes
½ cup coconut milk
1 tsp xylitol
½ tsp cinnamon

Toast coconut flakes in a pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until it becomes golden brown. Make sure to stir constantly.

Remove flakes from the pan and let cool on a flat surface for a minute or two.

Mix in a bowl the toasted flakes with coconut milk, xylitol, and cinnamon. Your breakfast/dinner is ready.