This 6-seed super (grain-free) cereal recipe is your ticket out of carb-rich store-bought cereals!! You have these crunchy, delicious, rich in proteins & fat seeds “frosted” with just the right level of sugar for the perfect sweetness. Yummalicious!!
If your kid has a peanut or nut allergy, then this cereal is a great fit!!
If you are looking to cut carbs, it is a great fit!!
If you have busy mornings, this is a great fit!!
What are you waitin’ for??….Make it in bulk for your family during the weekend and enjoy!!
Here are the 6 seeds I used in the recipe:
- Puffed Lotus Seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Watermelon Seeds
- Chia Seeds
Needless to say – if you are missing any of these seeds, meh…no biggie!! Either substitute with any other nut or seeds you like or just increase the proportion of the other seeds.
However, having all the seeds gives a wide range of tastes and crunch, and – don’t forget – exceptional nutrition!!
Quick note about the nutrition – Each seed is a stellar nutrition powerhouse – and you will get omega-3, fiber from flax, chia; magnesium from pumpkin seeds; folates and thiamin from lotus seeds; iron from watermelon seeds; etc to mention just a few benefits…
About the recipe
This is a very simple recipe. The base of the recipe is powdered lotus seeds. Plain lotus seeds are full of air and if you add them to milk, they get soggy and chewy. Powdering them (like for Indian kheer recipes) makes it creamy tasting.
The powdered lotus seeds, flax and chia thickens the milk and bring the components together. It makes you feel full without the actual carbs.
The sunflower, pumpkin and watermelon give crunch and texture to the cereal.
The next step is to make a sugar syrup and coating the seeds with the syrup. This makes it just a tad sweet and appealing to kids – kind of like a “frosted” seed cereal version.
The fact that the seeds themselves have low carbs, makes me feel more ok about coating the seeds with sugar. Now imagine frosted flakes cereal where sugar is added to the already carb-heavy wheat or corn flakes.
Of course, you could add sugar separately, but who likes to stir sugar into their bowls in the mornings. Alternatively, you can skip this step and keep it absolutely sugar-free.
Delicious, protein-rich, cereal with healthy fats ready!!
I love adding fruits to my seed ‘cereal’ or should I say – ‘Seedreal’??!!!
Optional toppings include
- Goji Berries, dried cherries,…
- Sliced Bananas (of course!!)
- Chopped dates, dried apricots, raisins,…
- Apples, Blueberries, any fruits…
- Granola topping
- Puffed Amaranth, millet, etc…
You could also use the recipe as a yogurt topper or as a plain snack with your evening chai. The sky’s the limit….
I hope you give this power-packed “frosted” seed cereal a try. What’s your favorite seed to use? Post your comment below…
Sunflower, Chia, Flax, Lotus, Watermelon and Pumpkin seeds come together in this healthy fat + protein breakfast ‘cereal’ recipe.
- 1.5 cup Puffed Lotus Seed
- 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 1/4 cup Watermelon Seeds
- 1/4 cup Flax Seeds
- 1/8 cup Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup Sugar (same as 4 Tbsp)
- 1/8 cup Water
Toast the puffed Lotus seeds in medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool and then powder it in a blender. Add the powdered seeds (now approx 3/4 cup in size) to a bowl.
If you have whole flax seeds, toast them lightly and powder them. Otherwise measure 1/4 cup flax powder and add to the bowl.
If you have toasted sunflower, pumpkin, or watermelon seeds, use them directly. If they are raw, toast them in medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add to the bowl.
Add chia seeds directly to the bowl.
In a pan, add 1/8 cup of water to 1/4 cup of sugar. Let it boil for a few minutes and come to the soft boil stage.
Add the seed mixture and toast them for a minute. Switch off the flame. Let the mix cool and store in an airtight container. Serve with milk, fruits, goji berries etc.
Since the lotus seeds are puffed, they have a lot of air in them. When powdered they reduce to 1/2 the original volume.