Have you ever eaten Holy Crap cereal? Holy crap it is delicious! The flavour I bought recently is “Cranberry Raisin Apple”. It is a blend of chia seeds, hemp seeds, buckwheat groats, cranberries, raisins, apple bits, and cinnamon. Here is a photo of the ingredients:
I decided to make my own breakfast cereal following Holy Crap Cereal’s ingredients. The ingredient list of this cereal is short and making it at home will save some money. In my family we all like raisins and cranberries, so my version has plenty of them.
I decided to leave out the apple bits and instead add coconut flakes for more healthy fats. My Nutritious Homemade Breakfast Cereal is coated with cinnamon. If you prefer less cinnamon, use only 2 tablespoons of cinnamon for the whole recipe.
We eat a lot of Nutritious Homemade Breakfast Cereal at our house. Not only for breakfast, but also as part of lunch or as a snack. This is why I make a big batch every 3 weeks or so. The recipe below makes 14 cups (I fill a 3.3 liter container), but you can always half it if you feel that it is too much for you and your family.
What can you do with this cereal? Many things. Here are some examples:
- Add it to oatmeal
- Add it to a smoothie
- Add it to any pudding
- Add it to yogurt (if dairy is not an issue)
- Add it to milk (any milk works)
The cereal is crunchy, mildly sweet, and full of nutrients. Do you want to make it more nutritious? Add walnuts and fresh berries prior serving (which we always do).
Nutritious Homemade Breakfast Cereal is rich in:
– Fiber, minerals (manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, iron), vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate), and protein from buckwheat groats
– Healthy fats and fiber from coconut flakes
– Healthy fats, fiber, protein, minerals (manganese, phosphorus, and calcium) from chia seeds
– Minerals (potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, iron, magnesium), fiber, and vitamins (B6, B2, B1) from raisins
– Fiber and manganese from cranberries
– Protein, iron, magnesium, healthy fats, and zinc from hemp seeds
– Manganese, calcium, and fiber from cinnamon
- 4 cups sprouted buckwheat groats (regular buckwheat groats work too)
- 4 cups coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 2 cups chia seeds
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 ½ cup hemp seeds
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients in a big bowl.
- This Nutritious Homemade Breakfast Cereal can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 weeks.
Do you make your own breakfast cereal? Which one is your child’s favourite?
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