Crunchy granola, raw cereal, yummy snack. Call it what you want, it’ all delicious. I had some extra bags of rolled oats that were beginning to accumulate in my pantry. Making Raw Cereal what’s the solution to liberate space and create a quick breakfast that will last for days, even weeks.
My cereal is pink because I sweetened it with a blueberry-plum chutney I had made in advanced. To make the chutney you have to boil the fruit with water and honey in a pot for 20 minutes, and then let it simmer for about 10 min till the consistency of the chutney thickens. It will continue thickening up in the fridge. The exact recipe is below. You could also omit this step and simply use maple syrup and season it with your favorite spices like cinnamon, or cardamon and pink salt. The whole trick about making granola is the dry/liquid ratio. It’s about 3:1. 3 times dry (oats, fry fruit, seeds, nuts etc) to 1 time syrup, in my case chutney.
Gather whatever dry ingredients you have in your pantry. I had available pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, and slivered almonds. This is not to be follow to the tip of the recipe, feel free to modify with the ingredients you have at home. Make of cooking something fun and resourceful. The only step you must considered is the liquid to dry ratio.
I enjoyed of my Blueberry-Chutney Cereal with Cashew Rose Milk, dry mulberries, raw buckwheat groats and yellow kiwi.
Raw Oat Cereal
– 2 C of Rolled Oats
– .5 C of Pumpkin Seeds
– .5 C of Sunflower Seeds
– .25 C of Slivered Almonds
– 2 Tbsp of Cacao Nibs
– .5 Tsp of Pink Salt
– .25 Tsp of Cinnamon
– .125 Tsp of Cardamon
– 1 C of Frozen Blueberries
– .5 C of Fresh or Ripen Plums
– 3 Tbsp of Local Honey
– 1 Lemon, squeezed
– .5 Tsp of Pink Salt
– Water as much as to reach surface of fruit in pot.
– Start by making the chutney in advance. In a pot place all ingredients and cover with water just as much as fruit there is, do not submerge fruit just let them float in enough water. Boil for 20 minutes, then lit it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool down and store in fridge in an air tight container.
– To make the granola/cereal, mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. The amount listed on my recipe makes around 2.5 C of cereal, that means I will need around .5 C of chutney to coat all cereal.
– In the same bowl, fold in the chutney, and mix till all ingredients are fully covered but not soaked, if that’s the case simply add more rolled oats.
– Take out your dehydrator trays and on top of the teflexx sheets spread the cereal.
– Dehydrate for 24 hrs at 115′ F