In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I took caveman crunch to the game to snack on and wanted to leave it as a separate post to explain it. In the Paleo diet we eat nuts, seeds and use honey or maple syrup as sweeteners. A while back my husband said to me that he did not want to eat eggs and bacon for breakfast every day and what could we do instead. I did what I do best and started researching. I found a way to make cereal at home that he could eat but what we learned is that depending on how we make it, it can be a cereal with milk or a snack like granola and either way it is fabulous. We started with this recipe and use this website a lot but we have tweaked it to our liking over the last several weeks and I think we came up with our favorite version. This is now a weekly staple in our house-hold and it makes it easy to grab and go.
Original recipe is http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/caveman-crunch/
This is how we have tweaked it and this is our favorite combination now.
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ sesame seeds
1 cup almond meal
2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup walnut oil or butter is our favorites but coconut is a mean 3rd choice
¼ cup hemp protein powder
¼ flax seed meal
½ cup raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all the wet ingredients in small bowl and add the flax seed to sit for a moment. In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients. Mix the wet with the dry and coat thoroughly. On a cookie add foil shiny side up and place the mixture on the cookie sheet. Place in an oven at 325 and cook for 20-25 minutes. Stir once or twice to make sure it is not burning or sticking to the foil. You can grease the foil first if you prefer.
Once it is golden brown take out of oven and let cool completely. Put in airtight container and enjoy as you want. We find that we have some nice big chunks for snacking and use the loose parts for cereal. We will also add raisins to the cereal or berries and I like almond milk with this cereal instead of coconut milk. You will also notice there is no cocoa or cinnamon in our mixture. Both are good but we found that no spice is the best for us. This recipe makes a lot but it lasts a long time too. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.