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Sunrise Crunch: A Grain-Free Cereal Adventure!

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Sunrise Crunch: A Grain-Free Cereal Adventure!

Homemade grain-free cereal is a good breakfast alternative to sugary breakfast choices like commercial cereal. It's more nutritious because you can:

  • Choose which nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to include for essential nutrients like healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Opt for natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or dates in moderation.

  • Be mindful of calories as grain-free cereals can be calorie-dense due to nuts and dried fruits. Enjoy in moderation.

  • Pair cereal with a protein source like Greek yogurt, nut butter, or eggs for satiety and balance.

  • Consider dietary requirements and preferences.

Here is a sample recipe on what to include in yours.

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1 cup nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, cashews), chopped

1 cup seeds (e.g., sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup dried fruits (e.g., raisins, cranberries, chopped dates)

1 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Makes (4-6 servings)


  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, and dried fruits. Mix well.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the honey or maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well coated.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet or tray.
  • Place the tray in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 1-2 hours or until the mixture firms up.
  • Once chilled, break the cereal into small clusters or bite-sized pieces.
  • Transfer the grain-free cereal to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. You can store this grain-free cereal in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
  • You can enjoy this no-cook grain-free cereal by itself as a snack, or as a topping for yogurt, smoothie bowls, or milk of your choice. Feel free to experiment with different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy!