View Full Version : what can I use to make a cold cereal?
03-05-2012, 06:36 PM
just wondering what you guys use to make a cold cereal? I'm used to eating great grains cereal by post. Any recommendations?
Here's my hands-down favorite granola recipe. It's Penni Shelton's recipe with my tweaks:
Ruby's Raw Granola (with Deb's tweaks)
2 apples, any variety
1 generous cup of soaked dates (I use 250g, unsoaked weight ** reserve soak water)
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tsp orange zest (to taste)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup walnuts, soaked a couple of hours
2 cups buckwheat, rinsed well & soaked a few hours
2 cups almonds, soaked
3 cups pecans, soaked
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup dried cranberries - I omit
1 cup raisins
1 cup golden flax seeds, ground or whole (use whole golden)
*3 cups thick rolled oats (optional since not technically raw)
* Deb - I use about 2 cups whole oats that I soak for 3-4 days in the fridge to soften. Then I dehydrate to keep them on hand for this recipe. I use 3 cups of the soaked & dehydrated oats. If you're soaking them just for this recipe, soak 2 cups whole oats and mix them in.
In a food processor, place one apple, the soaked dates along with about 1/4 cup of the soak water, maple syrup, orange juice, zest, cinnamon, salt & walnuts....grind until completely smooth. Transfer into a large mixing bowl.
Add the remaining apple, chopped. Then place the almonds & pecans into the food processor, Coarsely chop nuts in a few quick pulses. Add them to the bowl along with the apple mixture, add all other ingredients.....combine well.
Spread the granola on lined dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 - 8 hours. Peel off the Teflex sheeting and continue to dehydrate until the granola is crunchy. Break into pieces and once completely cooled, store in airtight containers. This granola will last for many weeks.
03-07-2012, 12:14 PM
I'm trying to get back to eating more raw now, I've been away from it for awhile. Back when I was eating a lot of raw, I would make a granola type cereal with buckwheat groats. The recipe is from Raw Food/Real World book. I am a boxed cereal junkie so the groats were a really nice replacement for me. Still had the crunch of processed cereal and was fairly easy to make. It does take a dehydrator though. I'll post the recipe on here in a bit. And I topped it with my homemade almond milk. I miss it, it's next on my list to make since I dug the dehydrator out of the basement recently!
03-07-2012, 12:19 PM
before bed put 3/4 cup of buckwheat seeds in water to soak / make soft . in morning put them in strainer and rinse over and over to wash slimy seed coating off . let sit in strainer draining . make blender of almond mylk . put buckwheat seeds in bowl and make adds like cinnamon / raisins / walnuts / fruit / berries / bananas / etc . pour almond mylk on . its awesome . and the buckwheats b vitamins good vegan source too
03-07-2012, 12:25 PM
1 cup Buckwheat groats - soaked about 4 hours
1-2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all together in food processor, spread thin on dehydrator sheets about 4-6 hours until crunchy. You can make a chocolate one too, just omit the cinnamon and add a tsp or 2 of raw cacao powder.
03-07-2012, 06:46 PM
thanks for the ideas everybody
03-07-2012, 10:27 PM
I bought some oats that aren't really raw, but next time I know where to get the right ones. But right now I just throw a cup of oats in a quart jar with about 1/8th cup of raisins and fill the jar with filtered water about 2/3rds full (after you put the oats and raisins in). I let it sit on the counter over night then throw it in the blender and blend it up in the morning. It's fairly sweet but I sometimes add a couple teaspoons of real maple syrup and maybe a few more raisins on top and if I have any raw nuts (pecans/walnuts) I throw chopped nuts on it too.
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