A few weeks ago I had the idea to make some homemade cereal. I got the idea from Atlanta from Home At Winshaw to make grape nuts. I googled and perused Pinterest for some recipes and finally found one that I wanted to try. It turned out so well I wanted to share it with you all.
Grape Nut Cereal Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used sprouted whole wheat)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk (or soured milk – milk with 1 tsp vinegar)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven at 375F.
- Mix all ingredients save raisin and walnuts and pour into a lined cookie sheet or baking dish.
- If you are cooking the mixture on a cookie sheet, it will only take approximately 15 minutes. I decided to bake the mixture in a dish and it took approximately 35 minutes.
- Once baked, allow to cool completely on wire rack. I broke the bread up into pieces so that it would cool faster.
- Once cooled, pulse the mixture in a food processor in batches and place on baking sheets – you will likely need two baking sheets if you make the entire breads worth.
- Bake at 250F for approximately one hour, stirring the mixture every 15 minutes and let cool
- Toast the walnuts if using and pulse the cereal and the walnuts together again.
- Add raisins if you’d like. Let cool completely and store in a jar for 2-3 weeks.
- I decided to only make half the batch and freeze the rest of the bread so that I need only blitz it up later to make more cereal.
Also, here are some of the other things I baked today.
I wanted some biscuits so I made half plain, half cinnamon bun style. They turned out a bit different than usual since the butter I had was already soft but they taste very nice nonetheless and of course, hubby likes them.
It has been a very busy day at Fenton house for me. Filled with laundry, baking, cleaning and making a nice dinner – and also some school work. But despite it all, it was a nice day and I am grateful I get to spent Sundays at home doing the things I love the most.
I hope you all had a great day, too.
Thanks for reading.