Sunday, January 22, 2012

Raw Apple Cereal


I make this cereal the night before, so the oats have time to soften and the flavors can blend. It's really easy to make, and so fresh, light, and delicious! If making this for one, the recipe is easily cut in half, though leftovers keep fine for a couple of days.

Ingredients:
2 apples, cubed
2 t lemon juice
1/2 c oats
1/2 c raisins, currants, goji berries, or a combination
2 t honey or agave (optional)
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t sea salt

Processing the apples with lemon juice keep them from oxidizing
To begin, blend apples with lemon juice in a food processor, until fairly small. Some larger chunks are fine, but stop before it's apple sauce or it won't have much texture.

Stir apples together with everything else. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight to soften the oats and mingle the flavors.


Serve alone, or try it with sliced bananas, milk, kefir, or yogurt.

I don't think this recipe is really picky about which apples you use. I generally buy whatever interesting variety is cheapest: gala, cameo, pink lady, honeycrisp, or braeburn. The lemon keeps the apples from turning brown during the long soaking.

This is really a great, healthy breakfast or snack. My son says it's better than boxed cereal, which we've stopped getting in favor of more cost effective and nutritious choices.

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33 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love apples and oats together. Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!

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  2. This sounds absolutely wonderful. I will definitely be trying this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Sounds delicious and so healthy too ~ thanx ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  4. Good for you and it looks yummy too! :)

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  5. This looks great! I am always looking for healthier ways to make cereal, as I am a cereal person, hot or cold. Love it!

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  6. This looks very good! I will have to try it sometime - thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day!

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  7. I love this! You totally hit my taste with it!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again next week :)

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  8. YUM, this would be a great breakfast! I have this tweeted and pinned!

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  9. Hmm My husband might actually eat this! Ill have to give it a go. It looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday! I am excited to see what you have to share this week :)

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  10. A nice, hearty breakfast. I will be making this soon. I am giving away two great prizes on my blog: a $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and a copy of a new book published by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. It is called Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I just know you will love either one. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html Come link up to enter.

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  11. What a lovely, healthy breakfast. Your Raw Apple Cereal looks delicious!

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  12. This sounds really good spooned over yogurt instead of granola, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  14. This looks really good!! Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday today :)

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  15. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays last week! I'm highlighting it this week with my theme of easy raw breakfasts. Stay well this holiday season!

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    1. They are thick rolled oats, like the kind used for oatmeal.

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  17. Looks great, and healthy! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  18. A fabulous start to the day, my eldest daughter plans to try your recipe as she's such a fan of oats- they sustain her virtually all day! Thanks for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration:-)

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    1. I hope she likes this then! Yum, now I want to make this too ;)

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  19. I've been getting away from boxed cereals as well and have been looking for quick breakfast substitutes. I made pumpkin granola from pumpkin puree from the garden which makes for a quick breakfast but lots of prep in making the granola. Your recipe may be just what the doctor ordered... Thanks for sharing~ (visiting from Small Footprint Friday)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas
    www.taylormaderanch.com/blog

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  20. This looks delicious and happily gluten free! I am pinning your recipe! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope to see you again tomorrow at Eco-Kids Tuesday!!

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  21. Yummy! I cannot wait to try this. Thank you from Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  22. This is my kind of dish and we will just love it. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. Thanks again for sharing on my Meatless Monday Link Up. This recipe will be the feature recipe on Oct. 14! Feel free to stop over and grab a featured button.
    www.LittlestSweetPea.com

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  24. I have to try this out! Thanks for sharing! Congrats! You were featured on Friday’s Five Features over on DIY Vintage Chic. Stop by and grab yourself a button!

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