The other day I was just dying to have some kind of fiber-filled crunchy cereal for breakfast. I’ve been eating toast and tortillas so I just wanted something with more fiber & crunch as well as more gut-friendly for a change. That’s how this homemade gluten-free cereal flakes recipe was created! I started making this cereal late at night and slept at 12. Lol! Popping amaranth deep in the night was mighty fun! But be careful with the hot pan when popping amaranth – I ended up burning my arm and had to go to bed with 3 layers of egg white slathered on it. Anyway, onto the recipe!
Homemade Gluten-Free Cereal Flakes Recipe | Superfood Breakfast
Here’s what you’ll need. Literally every food on this list is a superfood and extremely nutritious for vibrant health!
- 3 cups rice flakes
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup of fresh grated coconut/dried coconut chips
- 3 tbsp flax seeds
- ¼ cup roasted pistachios, chopped
- ¼ cup roasted almonds, chopped
- ¼ cup gojiberries
- A handful of raisins
- 9 large dry dates, chopped
- A handful of popped amaranth *optional
► Rice Flakes – Rice flakes contain carbs, protein and potassium and are low in calories compared to wheat or rice. They’re a great post-workout snack and can be made into porridge or simply mixed in a milk of your choice plus bananas, dried fruit, sweeteners and eaten for breakfast or a light snack. You can also use brown rice flakes instead!
► Coconut – Toasting your own fresh coconut is so amazing! Your whole kitchen will smell SO SO wonderful! Coconuts are rich in essential fatty acids that are necessary for a healthy body and vibrant skin, hair and nails. They taste amazing in this homemade gluten-free cereal flakes recipe!
► Flax seeds – Flax seeds, also known as linseeds, are superfoods for great health. Just like chia, they’re rich in fiber and essential fatty acids. They’re also high in antioxidants, good for heart health, prevent cancer, lower blood pressure and promote bowel movements.
► Gojiberries – Gojiberries are POWERFUL antioxidant-rich foods. As a matter of fact, the Chinese used them as medicine more than food! They’re said to promote longevity, youthful skin, good eye health and so much more. Read more on how to eat gojiberries, do they need to be organic and other health benefits in this post.
► Pistachios – These are crunchy, creamy and really delicious. They are rich in healthy fats and other nourishing nutrients.
► Dates – Rich in iron, potassium, natural sugars and fiber, dates prevent anemia, are good for women’s health and are a natural sweetener as well!
► Raisins – Just like dates, raisins are a natural sweetener in this homemade gluten-free rice flakes cereal and they contain a lot of iron, potassium and B-vitamins.
► Almonds – Of all nuts, almonds are said to have the most protein, calcium, vitamin E, fiber, riboflavin and niacin content by weight. Another thing is that almonds are one of the best foods for long strong and lustrous hair!
► Amaranth – These crunchy superfood grains are rich in protein and contain far more calcium, iron, manganese and fiber than wheat/rice.
► Chia Seeds – Tiny powerhouses rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, protein, potassium and other nutrients, chia seeds offer a whole host of benefits for good health. Native American warriors were said to eat only a tsp of these seeds and run for miles to the coast to trade. Chia seeds aid in weight loss, fight cancer, control cholesterol and so much more. They’re also rich in fiber which is good for gut health.
- Begin by toasting all the ingredients that need to be toasted, for example: the rice flakes, pistachios, almonds, fresh grated coconut and flax seeds. I also popped the amaranth. If you want you can buy already roasted nuts and dried coconut flakes, so you needn’t bother toasting anything.
- Once cooled, toss all the toasted ingredients in a thick plastic bag or large glass jar. I used a plastic bag since all my large glass jar already had stuff in them.
- Now add the rest of the ingredients such as chia seeds, gojiberries, dates and raisins.
- That’s it! Your crunchy homemade gluten-free cereal flakes are ready to be munched! Pour creamy farm fresh milk and have it for breakfast! You can also pour hot milk and enjoy a hot cereal!
- You can add any other dried fruit of your choice like dried apricot, dried kiwi, etc to make your gluten-free cereal flakes more delightful!
- I used white rice flakes but you can also use brown rice flakes to amp up the fiber content!
- For chocolate flavored, add some cacao powder!
- You can always substitute cow milk for goat milk or any plant/nut milks like almond/flax/coconut.