AIP Instant Breakfast Cereal (and it’s really, really delicious!)


aip oatmeal


Breakfast! How did you grow up enjoying this meal? We mostly had breakfast cereal because mornings were rushed, and I have to say my twin sister and I were moderately obsessed with cereal up until our early twenties. I remember one time in college we both couldn’t sleep and we walked into the kitchen at the same time to have a bowl of Toasted Oatmeal Flakes. Glad those days are over.


One of the first things my husband and I bonded over was our childhood love of Cracklin’ Oat Bran, and how we never met another person that wasn’t 82 that liked it. There’s just something so comforting about sitting down with a bowl of cereal and milk. Maybe it’s pulling on the strings of nostalgia or something about the cold milk and the crunchy lightly sweetened cereal. And then we have oatmeal – I used to demolish a bowl of Instant oatmeal every morning. I topped it with cinnamon, bananas and blueberries and microwaved those little Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets – yeesh. Where the heck was my protein in the morning?


I seriously didn’t start eating protein for breakfast until I went Paleo and it squelched my blood sugar swings, so now I always include some protein at breakfast every day. Even if it’s a scoop of collagen protein in my smoothie or coffee or mug of broth. There are some mornings when I’m just not in the mood for leftover dinner for breakfast though and want something a little more familiar to my yesteryears. And now there’s a new AIP-Friendly Instant Farina that fills that void! I tried this cereal 3 times this weekend to be sure I loved it enough to recommend it! 


INTRODUCING….AIP INSTANT FARINA by Pure TraditionsThis AIP Instant Breakfast Cereal is made from just 5 ingredients: coconut, tigernuts, konjac root, cinnamon and sea salt! It is a finely ground powder that you add hot liquid to (like water or coconut milk) and let sit for 2 minutes as it thickens. The less water you add, the thicker the porridge which is how I like it! It tastes like Cracklin’ Oat Bran, in fact, so I’m a huge fan! I am super impressed with the taste!My only complaint is the serving size is small, so if you want to make it a filling meal you definitely need to top it with some hearty fruit like bananas and berries. I would also serve it with a side of bacon or a protein smoothie so you are eating it with protein too.WHAT I LOVE

  • Low in carbs if you prefer a lower carb diet
  • High in fiber which may be helpful if you have constipation
  • Unsweetened for an anti-inflammatory, low-sugar diet
  • Super convenient for traveling or busy mornings
  • Kid-friendly – convincingly the texture of oatmeal
  • Sold by Wild Mountain Paleo which offers over 100 AIP products that after often cheaper than Amazon sells them for!


  • Small serving size – I would say it’s more like 3 servings per bag rather than 6 servings as stated on the label. Still a good price at only $2.50 per serving of high quality ingredients and a convenient option! On AIP, having a few convenient options is worth its weight in gold.
  • Konjac root may be irritating on a gut sensitive to fiber – it’s a small amount and is used to help thicken the porridge when liquid is added. I found it helped stimulate a bowel movement and with Hashimoto’s, constipation occurs at times, so I didn’t mind this side effect. 

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Warm Banana Instant Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:02 Serves 1


  • 1/2 cup Pure Traditions Instant Farina
  • 1/3 cup warmed coconut milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 banana, sliced and lightly sauteed in coconut oil
  • shredded coconut, for serving


  1. Combine Farina and coconut milk in a bowl with the maple and cinnamon.
  2. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  3. Top with sauteed banana slices and shredded coconut. Serve warm.


15 comments on “AIP Instant Breakfast Cereal (and it’s really, really delicious!)

  • Mardie Jane says:

    I love it when someone finds something approved that’s familiar. That’s why so many faux AIP foods are named after no no’s. I am totally trying a hot cereal not made from cauliflower or spaghetti squash! My brain just can’t put that together. This is just in time for winter, where like you said if dinner for breakfast isn’t your thing it’s hard to do smoothies when you really want something warm! Thanks for sharing what you’ve found.

  • Thanks so much for this recipe. I am now looking into using this AIP farina or mixing one up myself as postage to NZ can get expensive. I am on the AIP but hubby has to have a vegetarian diet so a gelatin substitute we can both have is a plus. I have to carefully research every ingredient and found something which might be worth mentioning in your posts about this products Interactions with alternative medicines..
    “Given the fact of reducing blood sugar levels, caution ought to be utilized in patients receiving oral hypoglycaemicagents, insulin, or various medicines that lower aldohexose levels. Plus, glucomannan could cut back the bioavailability of alternative oral medications. Thus, it’s counseled to require alternative medications one hour before or four hours before glucomannan administration.”

  • Alaena, have you continued to promote or use Wild Mountain Paleo? I’m having very bad first impression after ordering last week, being charged, and nothing shipped yet and no response when I reach out to them. I was looking forward to trying this for my 12-day travels!

    • Alaena Haber says:

      I have not been working with them for quite some time ~ I’m so sorry! I’ve left this post up because I know how many people benefit from at least a few convenience items on AIP. I can see if they’ll respond to my request for you.

  • CRACKLIN OAT BRAN!! I seriously couldn’t get enough of this cereal as a teen! But my frugal mom stopped buying it because it was $2/tiny box back then and I would scarf it down in 2 days! Cheers to AIP Cracklin Oat Bran and being made known of 2 other souls in this world that love it as well!

  • Farina is the name given to a form of milled wheat in the United States of America. The word “farina” is Latin, meaning meal or flour and the Italian word for flour. It is made from wheat middlings: the germ and endosperm of the grain, which are milled to a fine consistency and then sifted. which does not make this AIP. per a nutrionist.


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