Introduction: Easy Vegan Low-carb Homemade Breakfast Cereal

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This is one of many uses for the almond meal you will have left over from the process of making almond milk, as detailed in my featured "How to Milk an Almond" Instructable, also featured on Lifehacker. If you do not yet make your own almond milk, please refer to that for an easy method.

Easy vegan cold cereal with the almond milk you already made, and the almond meal you have left from that process. You can eat it plain, or add dried fruits, other seeds and nuts, fresh fruit, or anything you please, to make this a convenient, nutrient-packed, high-protein, high-fiber, vegan, soy-free way to start the day.


Step 1: Toast the Almond Meal

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Spread the almond meal left over from making almond milk, in a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and allow to bake at 300 degrees F for about an hour, stirring once or twice to determine degree of dryness. You can take it out sooner or leave it in longer, depending on your preference for paleness or brownness. All that matters is that it be fully dry, for storage. This was left in for an hour.

To avoid using that much energy for one food item, you can toast this on one oven rack, while something else bakes on another.

Step 2: Allow to Cool

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When done to your liking, remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container. Refrigeration is not necessary.

Step 3: Pour on the Almond Milk!

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Or milk of your choice. And of course, you may be inspired to add sweetener, dried fruits, or other good things to your almond meal cereal.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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This is great cold, or can be heated for a slightly crunchy porridge. It reminds me of "grape nuts" except that this tastes better to me and does not have the tendency to go mushy or slimy if heated or left in the bowl a while. Diabetics may find this to be a wonderful alternative to the blood-sugar-elevating grain-based cold cereals and high-sugar cow's milk.
Enjoy!

Comments

alanton (author)2011-07-07

Interesting.

anarchy burger (author)2011-04-04

What i generally do for a cereal staple around the house is make a granola from TVP and oat bran (follow a basic recipe for dry:wet ratios) with peanut butter and spices with flax-egg and honey. You could mix that in with the almond meal for a cleaner protein, and less fat content. Then you can add in fruit and other nuts if you prefer a more diverse blend of flavors and textures... i origionally got the idea after seeing this high-protein, low-carb recipe :) great fiber content too!

billtso707 (author)2010-12-07

This recipe is interesting... I'll try it on my spare time. I wonder if this meal is expensive? Because I think almonds are quite costly isn't it? Well if you prefer cheap, delicious low carb meals, try 101lowcarbmeals.com as an alternative. thanks!

Bill

desya (author)2010-09-12

how do you get that much almonds cheeply???

NinjaSloth (author)2010-05-05

 Arn't almonds really hight in fat an calories though? it's the healthy kind of fat, but that looks like an awful lot to be eating at one time...

ghicken (author)2010-05-02

That looks great : )
Really simple too, just how much cereal will this make? The size of a average cereal box?

megmaine (author)ghicken2010-05-02

How much almond meal you end up with depends on how much almond you used in the first place to make almond milk, but it does make quite a bit of almond meal, because essentially, all the almond solids are left behind after the squeezing out of the milk.
I came up with the cereal idea because I was filling up the freezer with unused fresh almond meal, and couldn't use it up fast enough, before using it for cereal.

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