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Eco-Planet gluten-free instant hot cereal

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by Alison Read 8 Comments - Add Your Own »

I grew up opening those little packets of Quaker Instant Oatmeal — I can remember the smell and taste of the Maple & Brown Sugar flavor and how all the sugary stuff came out at the end. Since most commercial oats, Quaker included, contain gluten because of the contamination with wheat, only “gluten-free oats” are considered safe for a gluten-free diet.

ORIGINAL Panels outlineI have tried other gluten-free hot cereals, and some are very satisfying, but my favorite (and my daughter’s favorite) is Eco-Planet Organics Instant Hot Cereal. Maple & Brown Sugar flavor of course!

The hot cereal contains 7 whole gluten-free grains: oats, buckwheat, sorghum, brown rice, puffed amaranth, quinoa and millet. It also contains flaxseeds and chia seeds! There are three flavors: Original, Apples & Cinnamon and Maple & Brown Sugar. The product is made in a dedicated gluten-free facility, tested for the presence of gluten, and certified gluten-free. It is also free of the top 8 allergens.

The ingredients of the Maple & Brown Sugar flavor are:
Organic Instant Rolled Oats, Organic Puffed Amaranth, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Maple Flavor (Organic Brown Sugar, Natural Maple Flavor), Organic Chicory Root Powder, Organic Flaxseed Flour, Chia Flour, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Sorghum Flour, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Buckwheat Flour, Organic Millet Flour.

This is a satisfying, delicious and quick breakfast. Healthy too — there are 5 grams of protein and 500 mg of Omega-3s in every serving. Add your own fruit or nuts for variety.

Eco-Planet Instant Hot Cereal is available in natural foods stores and online. Contact the company directly for more details.

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  1. I love this brand, too. I also buy the apple and cinnamon flavor, but I have to agree that the brown sugar and maple is the best. My kids aren’t interested in it, but I love it. For your other east coast readers: I buy it at Wegmans grocery store.

  2. Ijust had som eco-Planet maple & Brown Sugar at work, The strangest thing happen on My sceond spoonfull I got a tingling & numb spots on my tounge It’s was sort of surprising I think it was the flavoring like the cinnomon but it was weird,

  3. I had a box of this to travel with me. But I was wondering if I can just add boiling water directly?

  4. Rachel,
    Yes, you can add boiling water – that’s how I do it. Do the directions say something different?

  5. Erm nope. I just want to make sure nothing goes wrong ^.^
    Thank You!!

  6. I am wondering if the oats you use come from dedicated gluten-free FIELDS and are they harvested in, transported in and stored in dedicated gluten-free EQUIPMENT and SILOS? I have celiac disease and am EXTREMELY sensitive to gluten. Many products that say they are gluten-free still cause a reaction for me….because they can contain a small amount of gluten and still be called gluten-free. I have only been able to find a couple manufacturers that grow, harvest, transport, store and process their products totally gluten-free. If your operation is like that I would like to know so that I can buy products from your company. Thanks so much!
    Debbie Sanders

  7. Wow, I am glad I found this site. I had the same trouble with my son as a newborn but I was not breastfeeding. My pediatrician switched him to soy formula and that seemed to help some. He never could sleep through the night. He is now 2 and a half, and I barely made the corn connection just recently. His original food allergy testing said he was negative to corn. This whole time we have been doing gluten free, no soy, no nuts or peanuts, no legumes, no dairy, and no eggs but he still had digestive issues. One day I made my own chicken nuggets with just chicken, salt, olive oil and cornmeal. His cheeks turned bright red right after lunch. I had also bought iodinized salt by accident and he kept saying, “Salt.” Now I know that iodinized salt is corny. Once we started trying to eliminate the corn, he finally started sleeping at night. His digestive issues are getting better. I can almost tell when he has had something corny because his poop smells weird, he gets diarhea, or he starts waking up at night. It has been difficult to get rid of the corn completely because so many things have corn in them or the packaging is corny. I am working on finding acceptable products all the time. Thanks to the Avoiding Corn Forum. They have been a big help. I was checking out Eco-planet hot cereal and I found your site. Thanks for posting information on food allergies including corn.

  8. I heard that instant oat meal was bad for you, Does that apply to this particular brand ? I tried this oat meal for the first time this week and love it, taste Is great and seems really healthy! But at the same time I heard instant oat meal over all is a sign its processed. What do you think?

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