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Homemade Nutty Oat Cold Cereal

Recipe: Homemade Nutty Oat Cold Cereal

Homemade Nutty Oat Cold Cereal on Shockingly Delicious [1]Summary: You can call it muesli or raw granola, but I call it simply delicious, with a perfect balance of oats, nuts and seeds and dried fruit to power you through the whole morning.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups mixed chopped, toasted nuts and seeds (I used pecans, cashews, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds. I don’t recommend peanuts because they overpower.)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (I call these out separately because I don’t want you to overpower it with them)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or other chopped dried fruit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Driscoll's Blackberries on Shockingly Delicious [2]Milk (or your choice of nondairy milk), for serving
  • Shredded coconut (optional) (I used sweetened coconut)
  • Fresh berries or sliced bananas for the top (I used Driscoll’s blackberries)

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, nuts and seeds, flax, raisins and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour into an airtight container and store in the pantry for up a month, or in the fridge for several months.
  2. To serve, pour some cereal mix in a bowl, top with a pinch of coconut if you like it, and pour milk over. Allow milk to absorb for 2-3 minutes before eating; oats will absorb some of the milk and soften a bit.
  3. Makes 6+ servings

Coconut notes

I find that coconut is a polarizing food. Some love it (me!); some hate it (my daughter and sister-in-law). To save the day, allow each person to add their own coconut if they wish. I found that when I used sweetened coconut, I didn’t have to add any sugar or extra sweetener to the cereal.

Homemade Nutty Oat Cold Cereal on Shockingly Delicious [3]Source

Slightly adapted and wholly inspired by Mark Bittman’s Homemade Cold Cereal [4] from his new book “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health for Good.”

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 6

Driscoll’s provided the berries for recipe development.