Homemade Grainfree Cereal

I know there are so many people out there looking for alternatives to the cereals that either full of sugar or contain say gluten, dairy or other allergens.  But they can cost the Earth!!

This is my version that is organic and sugar free.  I use fairly low amounts of dried fruit but of course you can add more or a lick of raw honey when serving.

How we afford these ingredients:

The Wholefood Collective. (aff) This is a wonderful business run by a lovely family who want to get cheaper wholefoods (and organic options too), to your door and onto your table!  Right now, they have a special offer.  If you sign up before August 2016, you will receive free lifetime membership, which saves you $59.

That is just the start of your savings.  Each order saves on average 40%.  And you get it delivered to your door.  Until August, you will need to place your order in the first week of each month (so get in quick) and after August, you can shop 24/7.  So get in and get your wholefoods in your cart now for this round!

My tip : I make a master list of everything we might buy from The Wholefood Collective.  Each shop, I go through the list and in my pantry so we be sure not to forget anything.

The Cereal

You’ll need :

  • 2 cups toasted organic seeds – for example sunflowers, pepitas, sesame seeds, millet
  • 1 cup toasted organic buckwheat/buckinis
  • 1 cup toasted organic almonds or other nuts – macadamias, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts
  • 1 cup toasted organic desiccated coconut/coconut chips
  • 1/2 – 1 cup dried fruit – organic goji berries, currants, sultanas, cranberries, chopped dates or figs or apricots
  • 1/2 – 1 cup chia
  • 2tbs true cinnamon (not Dutch) or to taste
  • homemade organic orange zest powder (recipe in my free e-kit ‘Get off the Sickness Cycle : 11 steps to build your child’s immunity’ – grab yours now!)
  • Other options – toasted oats, quinoa flakes, puffed cereal (quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat), vanilla powder

Let’s get to it :

  1. Put the seeds, nuts, buckwheat and coconut into oven trays.  Toast at 200deg for roughly 15 minutes.  Keep an eye out the first time.  Remove when golden or nuts/seeds are ‘sweating’.
  2. Meanwhile, add the other ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Remove items from oven and allow to cool.  You can add as they are or chop or pulse in a blender once or twice to chop.
  4. Add and mix all ingredients together.
  5. Store in glass jars in the pantry.

You can serve with :

  • banana or other fruit
  • coconut yoghurt – download your recipe from my free e-kit
  • your milk – warmed for winter if you need
  • cacao nibs (adults only – this is a stimulant)
  • a lick of raw honey

Or use as a topper for :

  • coconut yoghurt
  • chia pudding
  • Bircher muesli
  • other cereal – for example, on your child’s Weetbix to add some more nutrition or move them slowly towards this cereal

Let me know in the comments how yours turned out.  Did the kids love it?  What combination did you love?

In deliciousness and nutrition

Heidi

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Heidi

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