I've tried some recipes for homemade gluten free cereal, but they were pretty "meh". The healthy homemade cereals most common out there tend to be granola, but as someone who can't eat oats, those don't work for me... and the grain free granolas tend to be heavily based on coconut (which gives me stomach aches) and nuts (super expensive)
. I'd seen some recipes for homemade buckwheat granola, made with green buckwheat, and decided to come up with my own recipe. I've made it also with sprouted buckwheat and also not- so whichever it is that you want to do, it works both ways. I also have made it with a variety of natural sweeteners- I don't make mine super sweet- I usually serve mine with chopped fruit and/or homemade jam so it doesn't need to be super sweet, but you can make yours sweeter if you want to.
The benefit of sprouting buckwheat (as well as everything else) is it makes it more digestible and releases more nutrients into your body that way, but this works fine for non sprouted buckwheat as well.
If you want a non chocolate variety, you can also try out this recipe for buckwheat granola.
Raw Chocolate Sprouted Buckwheat Granola Recipe- Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Oat FreeIngredients:
5-5.5 cups green buckwheat
1 cup coconut sugar/sucanat, date syrup, or 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup or 3/4 cup sugar (white or brown)- or more to taste
1/2 cup oil (your choice which, just not olive oil)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1. Either soak your buckwheat in water for 20 minutes, or sprout it for 1-2 days. To sprout, soak it in water for 20-30 minutes, then strain and wash very well (you need to wash away the starchiness) and then set on the counter for 24-48 hours, rinsing it every 12 hours or so, until it starts growing a little tail.
2. Mix in all the other ingredients.
3. Lay out on 2 cookie trays, as evenly as possible.
4. Dehydrate either in a dehydrator, or in an oven on the lowest setting with the door propped open, for 6-12 hours. After 6 hours, check periodically to see if it's ready. Dehydrate until it is fully dry, no moisture left at all.
5. Serve with milk and fruit, as a breakfast cereal (homemade sesame milk is my go to for this), or with yogurt, ideally homemade- either dairy yogurt or dairy free yogurt.
What do you generally eat for breakfast? What do you do to keep breakfast cheap and nutritious? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?