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Breakfast Cereal

Laura Miller

Grab a seat, Laura's making breakfast. These groats, with a bonus apple crumble and cream, are a great alternative to those humdrum smoothies and can be served warm during cold winter months.

Breakfast Cereal


  • 2 cups buckwheat groats, soaked 1 hour

  • 1/2 cups maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia

  • Baked Apples (optional): 2 apples, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Cashew Cream (optional): 2 cups cashews, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup coconut oil


  1. Soak buckwheat groats for at least one hour, then rinse

  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl

  3. Mix thoroughly

  4. Spread on a teflex sheet and dehydrate overnight or bake on a silpat in oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour

  5. Pour milk over it. Cereal. Done.

  6. Crumble: Complete steps 1-4 above. Cut two apples into small slices, toss with coconut oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Spread onto a teflex sheet and dehydrate overnight, or bake on a silpat sheet in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour

  7. Cashew Cream: Soak cashews for at least 1 hour, then strain and add to food processor. Add maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, salt and coconut oil then blend. Assemble by placing roasted apples, crumble, and optional cream in layers to make a breakfast parfait

Breakfast Cereal




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- It's hard to come up with raw breakfast recipes that aren't just smoothies, which, let's face it, just aren't that appealing in the cold winter months. However, I have two breakfast recipes, one that's super-quick; you can make it throughout the week. The second is just a great Sunday morning treat, so let's go make it. Most important meal of the day, raw vegan, not-gross groats. Buckwheat groats look a lot like a grain, but they're actually just an edible seed. They're high in protein. They're nut- and gluten-free, and also, just like your good-ol' bowl of oatmeal, they help lower your cholesterol. First off, as you can see here, we've had our groats soaking overnight. We're just doing that to soften them up, and also, once we rinse them off, it's going to remove a lot of the starchiness. Soaked groats, all rinsed off, so now we are just going to mix our groats with a little bit of maple syrup, some cinnamon; Cinnamon's also really good for regulating your blood sugar, so it's a nice thing to have in the morning. Just a bit of salt, and lastly we're going to add a tiny bit of stevia. I use a mixture of stevia and maple syrup, because I like the flavor of maple syrup, but I don't want to spike my blood sugar that early in the morning especially. It's just a nice balance to use the two sweeteners together, and the maple syrup helps bind everything together. Now we're just going to mix it all up. You just want everything nice and coated, and now we're just gonna spread it all on a Silpat sheet. You don't want it stacked up. You want it spread out so that each little individual crispy is gonna dry out. Just make sure that you're giving them a little space in between each other. It doesn't have to be perfect, but you don't want it to dry out in one big clump, so once you've got everything evenly spread out here, if you're doing it the raw way, you can put it in your dehydrator overnight and you'll have breakfast by the morning, but I really want everyone to make this recipe, so today we're just gonna pop it in the oven for an hour or two, wait 'til it's crispy, and you're done. I've pulled my finished groats out of the oven. I've let them cool for a bit right here. Now I'm just gonna put it in my cereal bowl and eat 'em. I'm just gonna pour some of the almond milk on here. Ho, yeah. It's like totally groats. Anyway, now we're gonna take it up a notch with the second version of groats, so fasten your seat belts or seat-groats. Let's get these out of the way. We are going to start by slicing up some apple, kind of like a slim wedge. Mmm, yeah. That's what we'll do. Doesn't really matter. However you like them. You can use whatever apple is your favorite. I like them kind of tart. Different kinds of apples are nice. Vary it up a little. Also, please note I haven't cut myself once. Now that we've got our apples in here, I'm just gonna add a little bit of coconut oil, vanilla extract, a little bit of salt, and some cinnamon, and just toss it up with your hands. I'm not adding a sweetener here, because I think these guys are sweet enough just the way they are, and now we can just spread these out on a cookie sheet. I'm spreading them out on a Silpat. You can also use parchment paper, anything non-stick. Of course, you can always do it in your dehydrator. Let's just pop these in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour. Okay, so we've got the apples baking in the oven. Now we're just gonna make a really simple cream. It's really gonna just take us from here to about here, so we're gonna start with some cashews that I've been soaking. You can just soak it for about an hour or two. Strain those and then just put them right into your food processor, so cashews, maple syrup, a little bit of lemon juice to give it some zip-pow, a little bit of vanilla, some salt, and some coconut oil which is gonna help it to kind of set up and be that creamy texture. I know that cashews are expensive, but this is like the extra-special breakfast. This is not your everyday, so treat yourself. Treat yourself every once in a while. Blend. Okay, so this looks fantastic. We are just going to pour it into this bowl to make it a little easier to assemble everything. It looks delicious. This stuff is the jam right here. Now we can just assemble everything into this cute little hipster jar, so grab some apple once they've cooled off a bit, groats, some cream. Ho, yeah, and repeat. This feels like a workout routine. Apple, groats, head, shoulders, knees, toes, and that's it. I don't know if you noticed, but this looks delicious. Good job, Laura. This is perfect for Sunday mornings when you have a little more time, you want to impress somebody. It's delicious. I've just impressed myself with this, so eat up.