Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Almond Crunch Cereal

Good cold cereal for the morning or for "Hi-Energy Bars".

  • 3 cups uncooked, old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ or soy grits
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup slivered, blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 225°. Combine oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds. Separately combine honey and oil. Add to dry ingredents until well-mixed. Add cold water a little at a time mixing until crumbly. Pour mixture into baking pan lightly brushed with oil. Bake at 225° for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Add almonds, bake 30 minutes more until thoroughly dry and light brown, feeling crispy to the touch. Add raisins when the cereal is cool.

Hi-Energy Bar

  • 2 cups Almond Crunch Cereal (see above)
  • 2 eggs, well-beaten

Preheat oven to 300°. Combine cereal and eggs. spread on lightly-oiled cookie sheet, about 6" x 8" x 1/4" thick, pressing firmly. Cut into bars 1 1/2" x 2". Bake 20 minutes.