Oat-Free Muesli (GF, Vegan, Paleo, Raw)

2011 May 16

I gotta say, one thing I just don’t want to give up on is breakfast cereal. I know, I know.  If you’re going raw, or grain free, or Gluten free, or Paleo, this kinda limits your um… options.

That is, of course, until  I watched an episode of Dragons Den on tv the other day.  What?  Yup. Seriously.  There was a guy who invented the NEATEST raw breakfast cereal and I rushed out to the healthfood store to see for myself. They had a bag. The ingredients were simple.  I thought, hey. I betcha I could make this myself!! (if you want to buy it super expensive, its called Holy Crap! and you can find it at Rainbow Foods).

Now, how do you make oat-free oatmeal? The answer is chia seed! Strange? Yup. Delicious? Surprisingly, yes!  You can make this recipe as easy or as complex as you wish.  You can modify it for a paleo or grain free diet.  You can play with the flavours.  Basically, its a terrific platform to jumpfrom and start creating… Maybe add a little cocoa powder for a chocolate version.  Or dried cranberries, orange zest, and a touch of cinnamon for a holiday breakfast.  Maybe dried strawberries for the summer… its kind of limitless :)

The one thing I would suggest, if you are Paleo, is to reduce the sweeter dried fruit (like raisins) called for (given the sugar restriction),  and use instead some dried apples or cranberries that are less sweet,  and replace the hemp and buckwheat with seeds, nuts, fresh fruit, and a touch of flax.

NOTE 1 : Some tips on how to eat this :D  All you need is 2 tbsp of the mix, and add it to 6 tbsp of your preferred non dairy milk.  You can either soak it over night, or you can heat it gently for a minute or two in the microwave to make a hot cereal.  This recipe makes enough cereal to last you for 1 week.

NOTE 2: Great milks for this-  Nut free, I suggest using your preferred hemp or rice milk.  Paleo, go for almond milk, Raw or grain free, try this cashew milk.

NOTE 3: Dried Fruit Ideas- Try these Fruit Chips if you want to experiment with other kinds of fruit for this recipe.  For more sweetness,  instead of honey or agave, add a few finely chopped dates.





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5 Responses
  1. May 16, 2011

    me too! i’m somehow quite addicted now, i never thought that would happen lol

  2. May 16, 2011

    i love chia seed puddings! yum~~~

  3. May 16, 2011

    Hiya Alisa :)

    I find that cooking it instead of leaving it raw, improves the texture… you might want to throw a load of dried apple bits in there, and maybe some cranberries and more buckwheat. that will probably fix the texture for you :)

  4. May 16, 2011

    So glad you found a good grain-free option that you like! I confess that chia isn’t tops on my list and I definitely am not into the full on chia puddings, but I still like the concept, perhaps less chia for me, and more of the other stuff :)

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