Gluten free cereal is a hot commodity these days, but most have not been properly treated or prepared to make a healthy gluten free breakfast for you and your family.
A gluten free breakfast would be free of any wheat, rye, and barley. Even "contaminated" oats that are processed in the same processing plants as these grains should be excluded.
However, "safe" or gluten free oats that are properly prepared into a healthy oatmeal can be a great choice to replace those boxed gluten free breakfast cereals which are basically junk food.
The abuse of grains used in the making of commercial gluten free breakfast cereals is almost a crime.
Most boxed cereals are produced by a process called extrusion.
The extrusion process involves slurries of grains being forced through tiny holes at high temperatures with the destruction of vital nutrients and the destruction of proteins (producing highly toxic acrylamides).
Acrylamides are a deadly neurotoxin just like MSG.
And most processed cereals offer you nothing at best.
You can buy organic gluten free oats and soak them overnight to release anti-nutrients such as phytic acid.
Soak 1 cup of oats in 1 cup of room temperature water with something acidic like 2 Tbsp. of yogurt (makes 3 to 4 servings). This also increases the vitamin content and protein content of the oats.
I prefer to soak my oats with raw yogurt for at least 24 hours to increase the digestibility of the oats.
After soaking gluten free oats for 24 hours, I boil 1 cup of filtered water with or without sea salt and then add in my soaked oats.
I lower the flame and simmer soaked oats for about 5 minutes to create my oatmeal porridge or gluten free cereal.
I usually turn the flame off and then cover the pot for about 10 more minutes before eating. It just tastes better that way and my mother would always do this when I was a child.
Finally, I'll add in some raw butter and a little raw milk or cream to my gluten free cereal. And sometimes, I'll add in a scoop of non-denatured whey protein powder when I feel the need for more protein.
If you are a raw foodist or have eliminated grains from your
diet, you can also learn how to make your own Paleo cereal at
Healthy Granola Recipe.
These are just some of the gluten free cereal and gluten free breakfast ideas for you and your family to enjoy. And the ideas for a gluten free breakfast are virtually endless!