Fiber Breakfast Cereal-Hot or Cold

Recipe by Chef Tweaker
READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Prep: Grind almonds in a coffee grinder (makes if fine like flour) or in a food processor (leaves chunks which is good too). If you have whole flaxseed, then grind it as well. I was able to find cold-processed ground flaxseed from my local warehouse store and I keep it in the freezer.
  • Combine all ingredients except the fruit. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for best quality.
  • To serve COLD: The evening before, scoop 1/2 cup of the mixture into a bowl, add about 2 Tbs dried fruit and 1 cup of soymilk. Allow to sit overnight to soak up the liquid. If fresh fruit is available you may want to wait to add it (1/2 cup) just before serving. If you are in a hurry, you can try 30 minutes soaking time but if you can't soak overnight I recommend the HOT serving instead.
  • To serve HOT: (I discovered this out of necessity. It tastes quite different from the cold version but it makes a nice change from regular oatmeal.).
  • Scoop 1/2 cup of mixture into a microwaveable bowl and add 2 Tbs of dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh fruit and 1 cup soymilk. Micro for 2 minutes. Stir, and micro for 1 minute more. Allow to cool slightly before eating.
  • Note: If you have it available, you can try substituting chia seed for the flaxseed. Chia is very tiny -like the size of kiwi seeds- and it doesn't need to be ground for your body to digest it. It has a much higher nutritional footprint than flaxseed. Unfortunately it is about $15 a pound and I have never had enough on hand to put a whole cup into the mix. Instead I just left out the flax and put one tablespoon into the individual bowl.
  • Note on nurtritional info: According to my calculations it contains 272 calories and 10 grams of fiber not counting the fruit. I guess it would depend on the amount in your soymilk etc.