Toasted breakfast cereal is one of those foods that is often frowned upon when it comes to healthy nutritious food.
This recipe is grain and sugar free and a great healthy alternative to the high calorie store brought toasted cereals that provide little to no nutritional value (this is sure to impress even those who are huge toasted cereal fans!).
Grain free cereal:
2 cups of almonds, macadamias or pecans
1/4cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Coconut oil (you can use olive oil if you don’t have coconut oil)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1-2 cups of dried fruit with no added sugar (I used mango, apple and apricot)
2 Tbsp almond flour
Grated orange rind
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Place nuts, seeds and fruit in a blender and mix well. There will be some big chunks and some will be fine/flour like, this is good.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and add coconut oil and mix well.
Add almond flour and grated orange rind.
Line a baking dish with waxed paper and place the mixture in the dish. Place in oven and cook for approx 15 mins, moving the mixture round once throughout cooking time.
Chill in fridge till cool and then store in an airtight container.
Serve with almond milk (paleo) and fruit or yoghurt.
Note: this is very high in omega 3 and 6 so limit this to 3 days a week for a balanced diet.
Do you enjoy cereal/muesli for breakfast? Let me know how this stacks up against your favourites!