Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Grain-Free Cereal (scd, paleo)
Forget Foldger's coffee, the best part of wakin' up used to be a nice bowl of crunchy cereal with ice cold milk poured all over it. I haven't had cereal in an entire year now. But for some reason it crossed my mind recently and I knew that I had to figure out a way to make it SCD. Now that I have coconut milk, what goes better? Like Salt and Pepper the two belong together. I have to admit, I impressed myself with this one:
Combination of nuts, amounting to about 2 cups, crushed slightly*
1/3 cup dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup raisins
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. cinnoman
1 small dash of nutmeg
1/8 tsp of vanilla extract
*1 tsp salt
I used walnuts, almonds, and cashews and used a hand chopper to break the nuts into smaller pieces. Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl with the nuts. Spread as thinly and evenly across a baking dish as possible.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, you will need to check it every 5 minutes to turn with a spatula to prevent burning, or I suppose you could bake it at a lower temperature for a longer period of time and larger turning intervals. The goal is to dry it out, not to burn it.
*Note: I am using raw nuts. I buy my nuts in bulk from Nuts.com and I get them raw and unsalted. Therefore if you have salted nuts or pre-roasted nuts then the salt can probably be omitted and the baking time may need to be reduced. Use discretion.