This is our new favorite cereal. I was inspired by the Mueslix cereal. After spending $4.99 on a rather small box of cereal which tasted good but all the flakes had been smashed to pieces, I thought I can do this myself. And cheaper. It’s super fast to throw together and really much more healthy and fresh than the storebought version. Plus it’s a great way to get a diverse assortment of whole grains. This recipe includes kamut, amaranth, flax, quinoa, corn, rice and oats. That’s pretty good for breakfast. Check out your local health food store and you should be able to get all these ingredients at a good price and probably organic too. I doubled the following recipe and it fit into the Cambro container you see in the pictures. We ate all the cereal in one week. Mainly Robert who seems to be able to consume more cereal than any one person I know. He loves this stuff and says it holds him over until lunch time without having to munch on snacks. And that’s coming from the guy who doesn’t even like cereal or milk. Oh by the way this isn’t the hot cereal version, this is to be eaten cold with milk.
2 cups organic oats (just the regular old rolled oats, not quick oats)
2 cups corn flakes ( Nature’s Path Organic Mesa Sunrise is made up of flax, corn, quinoa and amaranth – way better than plain corn flakes)
1 cup puffed Kamut (or any other interesting puffed grain you can find at your health food store)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened, wide shavings)
1 cup puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup granola (any kind you like but not Kashi chocolate coconut granola, that stuff is to die for and hard to find and thus should be cherished)
1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
5 dates, finely chopped (Organic Medjools are amazing)
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Add all the ingredients in a container with a lid and shake to evenly mix. When chopping the dates, they can be very sticky and clump together easily. I found that after I cut and separated them, I rolled them around in the almond dust/debris left behind on my cutting board from cutting the almonds it helped them to not stick back together in the container. Remember you can adjust the amounts of any of the ingredients. If you don’t like raisins use cranberries. But I must say the combination of the coconut and dates is the best part of the cereal. The granola adds more sweetness to the cereal so if you need it a little more sweet just add more.