Thursday, August 30, 2012

FlaxChia Cereal




I'm all for that easy "quick breakfast cereal" in the morning, but if you're like me and you come across the plethora of cereal boxes in the grocery store not knowing which one too choose, "just having cereal" becomes a daunting task. Some may say I made matters harder for myself, but did I?  I chose to spend my last Sunday making home made cereal that I can bag up (just like they do in grocery stores) and eat for the rest of the week... sounds like I made that "quick breakfast cereal" option a healthy one as well!
I recently read on, "I Breathe Im Hungry" about a Cinnamon cereal with hemp seeds. Of course, not finding hemp seed anywhere I decided to go for Chia seeds. why? because they are oh-so filling, and good for you as well. Look at that, a "win win" in the nutrition world.
The combination of flax seeds and chia seeds will help keep you fuller longer, especially longer than standard refined grain cereal. But feel free to add to your cereal things like: bananas, walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, or eating the cereal on top of a bed of non-fat greek yogurt with coconut flakes! UM, yum!




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o changed a whole lot of the recipe but here is the original and you should definitely check out her blog, she has some great recipes on there! 

Recipe:
1/2 c. Flax-Meal, golden
1/2 c. Chia seed
1c. Sweetener of choice, (honey, splenda, agave, brown sugar etc.)
2 tbs. dark ground Cinnamon
1 tbs. vanilla protein powder (optional!)
2 tbs. Coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3/4 c. + 2 tbs. hot Water
Yields 4 1/4c. servings

Directions: Mound your dough into a great big ball, it will be the consistency of sticky read (before its floured up). Begin to spread the dough out until its super thin using a rolling pin. Onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 for 15 minutes, then drop it down to 300  degrees F, pull out the sheet and cut into small squares using a pizza cutter (or knife, but pizza cutter is so much easier) cook for an additional 30 minutes.
Put it back into the oven exactly like this, don't separate the pieces. When the 30 minutes are up, pull it out and separate the pieces. Drop the pieces to 200 degrees F for 1 hour. They will be completely dried out at this point. Enjoy with milk of your choice! 







10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I do miss my cereal! Do you think it would taste okay without the protein powder?

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  2. Hi deniseja9! sorry for the late reply! I ran out of protein powder last time so i skipped it! added only 3/4 c. water though! hope this helps! :) Let me know how you like it!

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  3. Had to give a shout out to you and your pretty-awesome ChiaFlax cereal in my latest blog post. I think I'm obsessed with this recipe.

    http://bit.ly/XBaRma

    PLEASE create more gluten free, eggless flax-filled goodies!

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  4. Costco sells hemp seeds

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  5. I'm curious, what kind of sweetener did you use?

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  6. I have this in the oven right now. I subbed chocolate protein powder, added a couple tsp of cocoa powder, used much less cinnamon and used a couple T. of truvia and a low sugar/brown sugar baking blend. Kinda eye balled the changes, but my kitchen smells amazing! like brownies baking! Can't wait to try these :)

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  7. This is a delicious cereal! Thank you - like the previous poster, I've begun playing around with the recipe as well. It is versatile and handles changes well. I've lowered the sugar content as well. I've been using a combo of coconut sugar and white sugar, slowly decreasing the amount of white to see if it is still yummy.

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  8. Good Gosh!! Had a sudden craving for cereal. I'm so glad I found this recipe. I added unsweeted coconut flakes and popped it in the oven. I can wait to try it out. My only concern is with burning it. So I'll have to watch it closely. I'll keep you posted.

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  9. Absolutely divine. I had reservations about the coconut oil but I think that's actually the best part of it all. Cuts through the flaxseed taste and the chia gives a nice crunch. Honestly, one of the best cereals I've had. And it's good for me!!! Thanks :)

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  10. Hi, does this really need a whole cup of sweetner? I'd use natural/raw honey.

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