Homemade Breakfast Cereal (Grain Free)

by Sarah Breakfast, Grain Free, Recipes, Snacks and TreatsComments: 167

homemade breakfast cerealOne of the most popular video recipes I’ve posted on this blog is How to Make Homemade Breakfast Cereal.

A frequent question I’ve gotten from that post is how to make a grain free homemade breakfast cereal for those who eat Primal or Paleo or are currently on the GAPS or SCD diets.

Why would you ever want to make your own breakfast cereal when there are oodles of brands at the store, you might ask?

The reason is because ALL boxed cereal from the store, even if organic, should be avoided due to the heavy processing that is used to make it.  Called extrusion, this process liquifies the cereal grains into a slurry using very high temperatures and pressures to manufacture the desired shapes, puffs, and flakes.   This violent processing denatures the proteins in the cereal grains leaving them toxic and allergenic.

Making your own healthy, homemade breakfast cereal is clearly the way to go given the highly processed boxed versions at the store.  For those of you seeking grain free alternatives, these two fantastic grain free breakfast cereal recipes were emailed to me by Heather.  Thank you Heather for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Cinnamon Crunch Homemade Breakfast Cereal (Grain Free)

Ingredients

4 cups almond flour (sources)
1 cup store bought or homemade coconut flour (sources)
3 cups plain yogurt or kefir
3/4 cup coconut oil (sources)
1 cup honey (sources)
1 tsp sea salt (sources)
2 tsp baking soda (optional if you are on SCD diet)
2 tsp organic vanilla extract (sources)
1.5 TBL organic, ground cinnamon, add more if desired (sources)

Instructions

Soak almond flour and coconut flour in yogurt or kefir in a covered glass bowl for 24 hours.  Mix in remaining ingredients into the batter. Pour batter into (2) 9 x13 pans coated with coconut oil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Do not overbake.

Let cool and then crumble homemade breakfast cereal onto baking sheets and dehydrate at 200 F for about 24 hours. Take out dried cereal off the top every few hours so as not to overdry and make the cereal too hard.

Store homemade breakfast cereal in an airtight container in the fridge.

Peanut Butter Cookie Homemade Breakfast Cereal (Grain Free)

Ingredients

4 cups almond flour (sources)
1 cup store bought or homemade coconut flour (sources)
3 cups plain yogurt or kefir
2 cups organic, roasted peanut or other nut butter of choice (sources)
3/4 cup coconut oil (sources)
1 cup honey (sources)
1 tsp sea salt (sources)
2 tsp baking soda (optional if you are on SCD diet)
2 tsp organic vanilla extract (sources)

Instructions

Soak almond flour and coconut flour in yogurt or kefir in a covered glass bowl for 24 hours.  Mix in remaining ingredients into the batter. Pour batter into (2) 9 x13 pans coated with coconut oil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Do not overbake.

Let cool and then crumble homemade breakfast cereal onto baking sheets and dehydrate at 200 F for about 24 hours. Take out dried cereal off the top every few hours so as not to overdry and make the cereal too hard.

Store homemade breakfast cereal in an airtight container in the fridge.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Source: Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry

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