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can you make 'cereal' out of shredded coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Someone at work mentioned this once but I don't remember the details. How would you do it, just add hot water to unsweetened shredded coconut? Or maybe warm coconut milk?

Note: I have to avoid eggs, as I'm thinking of this for my daughters (they have sourdough buckwheat/rice-flour pancakes every morning for breakfast, along with their bacon, and I think it would be nice to have some variety). One of my daughters has an anaphylactic egg allergy.

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on October 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the Meatza idea. Keep in mind, this question was mainly asked for kids (ages 6 & 8) who have been 'converted' to paleo over the last year, and still take change with difficulty. At least they finally decided they like bacon. I don't have any problem at all figuring out a paleo breakfast to eat for myself. But it's tougher for the kids esp. with the severe egg allergy in play.

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on October 03, 2012
at 11:32 AM

Actually my mum, who ate some dried coconut flakes, and has blokage issues, spent two days in hospital after the flakes. I beleive this fully now. I guess its about the fibre content.

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on September 29, 2012
at 01:53 AM

okay thanks, I'll try something along those lines and take some suggestions from the other answers (like the cacao powder, and slivered almonds).

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on September 29, 2012
at 01:49 AM

Mainly because I recognize that buckwheat/rice pancakes, while okay as a treat, are probably not the best thing to have every single day. So I'm looking for health-promoting altnernatives that my daughters would enjoy.

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on September 28, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Ummm. It doesn't answer your question so I will put it here: Why does it matter? If you and your kids are eating buckwheat and rice on a regular basis why not just make rice porridge, buy some gluten free cold cereal etc...?

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on September 27, 2012
at 09:52 PM

I sometimes mix up shredded coconut with enough water to rehydrate it (but little enough that it won't pool in the bowl, you want to aim for just as much as it'll soak up), along with some slivered almonds, pitted cherries (fresh), berries, chopped up orange slices, and a little cinnamon on top.

It's pretty tasty, although I wouldn't make it a staple.

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on September 29, 2012
at 01:53 AM

okay thanks, I'll try something along those lines and take some suggestions from the other answers (like the cacao powder, and slivered almonds).

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on September 28, 2012
at 10:18 AM

Paleo cereal: Crushed macadamias, walnuts (Maybe almonds or other nuts) and berries with almond milk and a little honey...

Just make sure you crush the nuts well for kids. Could put in some low o-6 seeds if you can find any, or some coconut.

With blueberries is my fav. Tastes delish. Not an everyday breakfast, but a nice one.

I beleive theres a recipe out there for baking nuts etc too, for a paleo granola.

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on September 27, 2012
at 10:20 PM

i've done this before it was amazing. i got sweetened though so i guess it wouldn't be considered paleo but with some cold coconut milk and some 100% cacao powder it was unreal. chocolately pebbles on steroids is how i would describe the taste.

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on September 27, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Sure, but it could also cause an intestinal blockage in large doses. I'm not finding the link right now, but people have been hospitalized for eating lots of shredded coconut at one sitting, and needing surgery to remove blockages.

Still looking for the link, it was on here once upon a time. One of the instances involved eating a whole bag though, so I wouldn't worry about a small to moderate amount taken with liquids.

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on October 03, 2012
at 11:32 AM

Actually my mum, who ate some dried coconut flakes, and has blokage issues, spent two days in hospital after the flakes. I beleive this fully now. I guess its about the fibre content.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 29, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Fruit and meat?

Like -

Pork chop and melon Chicken and pineapple Ham and well...anything. Bacon and black berries

All are excellent.

Left-overs?

Meatza? (Pizza topping heated in a pan, eat with spoon)

Yam pudding? (Mashed Yam with coconut milk and cocoa powder)

4147ff909047dad96c488821430a8731

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on October 05, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the Meatza idea. Keep in mind, this question was mainly asked for kids (ages 6 & 8) who have been 'converted' to paleo over the last year, and still take change with difficulty. At least they finally decided they like bacon. I don't have any problem at all figuring out a paleo breakfast to eat for myself. But it's tougher for the kids esp. with the severe egg allergy in play.

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on September 29, 2012
at 02:21 AM

I would definitely try a granola, sans oats.

There's a lot of fiber in coconut so that claim might not be so far off...we don't need nearly the amount of fiber that's recommended by common wisdom. That said, I have been known to eat heroic amounts of coconut, especailly pre-paleo. Coconut macaroons are my weakness.

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on September 27, 2012
at 10:07 PM

Thats a pretty dramatic claim! I would like to see the link seeing as I love to eat a lot of coconut sometimes.

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