As some of you know, we don’t recommend extruded breakfast cereals. Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig published this homemade breakfast cereal recipe in their book Eat Fat Lose Fat. The recipe is reprinted by permission. The photos are provided courtesy of Poppy Barach and shared by permission.
- 6 cups [organic] whole-wheat or spelt flour
- 3 cups whole milk, preferably raw
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup of homemade whey
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil or butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon natural maple flavoring
- In a large bowl mix flour, milk, water and whey, cover, and leave out at room temperature overnight.
- In the morning add the rest of the ingredients and more water if needed to make a pourable batter.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Prepare two 9″ x 13″ baking pans with coconut oil [or butter] and pour half the batter into each. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. See photo.
- Remove from oven and lower oven temperature to 200°F.
- Allow cereal to cool, then crumble onto baking sheets. Bake until completely dry and hard, about 1 hour.
- To get a uniform size, process in batches in a food processor.
- Store in airtight containers at room temperature.
- To serve, add raw milk or cream diluted with water and raisins or fresh fruit. Allow cereal to soften int he milk or cream slightly before eating.
14 Responses to Homemade Cereal
Is it possible to do this with soaked oats? I’m sure the recipe would need to be modified but wondering if there are any recipes out there you or others can recommend. Thanks!
I do something similar with soaked oats and it works out really well!
Has anyone made this recipe substituting GF flours for the Wheat/Spelt?
I agree, a gf recipe would be great! I would give it a go with sorghum flour.
I don’t have any experience with sorghum flour. I would love you try it and report back!
Can you use coconut flour?
I personally have not tried it, so you’d have to experiment and see!
I have access to whey from yogurt or whey from cheese making all from raw milk. Which do you recommend for this recipe? Thank you.
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We use Seitenbachers Müsli sometimes. They seem quite healthy.
For a quick cereal, I love to mix nuts (usually walnuts or pecans) with dried fruit like dates or raisins or cranberries, chia seeds for crunch, sliced bananas or strawberries…add milk…yummm!
I make a mix of chopped nuts (Brazil, macadamia, cashew and almond), sunflower seeds and pepitas, chia and Linseeds and flaked or shredded coconut. Then mix in some honey coconut oil and peanut butter. Then cook in a low oven until toasted. Delicious with yoghurt and or fruit. I don’t usually soak the bits and seeds, but the next batch I make, I’ll soak and dehydrate first.
How long does this cereal keep?
I use oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, pecans, and dried cranberries. Then fresh or frozen fruit, cinnamon, and fennel seeds before serving. I don’t sweeten or use milk but one could use maple syrup. I just add boiling water and soak for 30 minutes.