Every so often we have MAJOR cereal cravings. There's just something about digging into a big bowl of cereal drowned in cold, thirst quenching milk... it doesn't get much better! However, eating a gluten free, grain free, low carb/sugar diet pretty much nixes any "healthy" cereal options I could potentially have, so we decided to try to make our own, using only a handful of wholesome ingredients that will nourish our bodies.
1 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup shelled hemp seeds
4 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup erythritol (or to taste)***
You can use 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or 1 tbsp stevia sweetener (like TreLEAFia)
Preheat your oven to 300F, and line one large (or two medium) cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place the flax seeds hemp seeds, cinnamon, granulated sweetener, and optional protein powder in your food processor and process until combined.
Add the water and coconut oil and blend again until the batter is smooth.
Pour the batter onto the parchment and spread it around until it's about 1/16 of an inch thick - the thinner you spread the batter, the crunchier the cereal will turn out.
Place the cookie sheet(s) in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn the heat down to 250F and bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove the cereal from the oven. With a pizza cutter, begin to cut into small squares. I made mine about the size keyboard keys.
Turn off the oven, and place the cereal back inside for about hour, or until crispy. The thinner you spread the batter initially, the less time it will take to crisp up. Conversely, if you don't spread the batter thin enough, it will take longer than an hour.
This tastes fabulous with ice cold coconut milk! I added nuts and toasted coconut for added crunch, and a handful of berries for a little sweetness.