DIY Grape Nuts

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
DIY Grape Nuts
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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 3:56pm

Neither grapes nor nuts, but you can make this cereal!

Home Made Grape Nuts Cereal

Vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray

17 1/2 ounces (3 1/2 cups) graham or whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup barley malt syrup (at room temperature for smoother mixing)

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray or oil. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add buttermilk and barley malt syrup to the bowl and mix just until all dry ingredients are evenly combined.

Scrape batter out onto prepared sheet pan and smooth out to the edges as evenly as possible. Bake until edges are just browning and pulling away from the pan, about 20 minutes.

Loosen cake with a spatula and flip out on a cooling rack immediately. Reduce oven to 275°F. Set aside to cool about 40 minutes.

Working in four or five batches, roughly break up cake into chunks by hand and then pulse in food processor until bits reach desired size.

Spread cereal bits across two rimmed baking sheets and bake until completely dry (about 45 minutes), stirring cereal and rotating pans every 15 minutes.

Once dry, turn off oven, crack door, and leave to cool. Store in air-tight container.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
In reply to: k_roni
Thu, 12-06-2012 - 7:41pm

I love grapnuts.  I should buy some.  right now I am stuck on shredded mini wheats.  Of all cereals.  I like to combine a couple different cereals in my bowl to eat or snack on.


Smileycons!


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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 7:54pm

Your little Rudolf is CUTE!  I'm not a cereal eater because I can't have milk; but if you look at the BROADER definition of cereal, I DO eat popcorn for breakfast.  And grits.  Oatmeal.  And sometimes wheat berries. I've never eaten boxed cereals, even as a kid it was repulsive to me, but I LOVED the games on the boxes, and sending in box tops for prizes!  I have the Huckleberry Hound spoon, the Yogi Bear spoon (both circa 1962), and my mom's Charlie McCarthy spoon (circa 1939).  I need to drag those out and share pictures!  

Mom taught me about collecting the box tops from my brothers' cereal and sending in for the spoons and other collectibles!


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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 7:55pm
I think I have a Deputy Dawg spoon too! And possibly a Boo Boo Bear!
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 7:59pm
Make some grape nuts...you silly girl!
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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 9:05pm

Well I will.  And I bet they won't taste like the store bought ones either.

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