This cereal is packed with quality, complete protein from sprouted quinoa and organic hemp seed. It is delicious eaten like oatmeal or topped with fresh Raw Hemp Milk or Raw Vanilla Almond Milk. If you do not want to sprout quinoa, you can easily cook your sprouted quinoa and prepare this cereal as detailed below. Note that raw, sprouted quinoa is packed with extra nutrition, and has a mild, grassy taste. Cooked quinoa is fluffy and comforting—the cooking reduces/eliminates that grassy taste. Bonus: this cereal is also gluten-free.
Makes: approx: 2 servings | Preparation Time: 10-20 mins | Sprouting Time: 2-3 days
1/2 cup of raw applesauce (can substitute organic store-bought)
1/4 cup organic sweet apple of your choice, chopped
1 cup raw sprouted or cooked quinoa
1/4 cup chopped, soaked (and dehydrated if possible, for crunch) raw pecans
1/2 tsp maple syrup, raw yacon syrup or raw honey to taste.
3 tbsp organic hemp seeds
1 tsp unrefined coconut oil
Pinch Celtic or pink Himalayan sea salt
*If you’d like to ramp up the crunch and the Omega 3’s in your cereal, chop up and add our Raw Candied Walnuts to this recipe.
Let’s Get Started:
If you are cooking your quinoa, first rinse the grains very well (5 minutes) in a strainer to remove the bitter resin-like coating called saponin. Saponin is what creates the sudsy bubbles you may see as you rinse. Once thoroughly rinsed, bring 2 cups of water and one cup of quinoa to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the germ separates from the seed (look for the tiny curl). Remove from the heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
If you are using raw, sprouted quinoa. Go back in time 2-3 days and follow these instructions. You can also watch this video:
Once your preferred type of quinoa is ready, place it in a large bowl and mix in applesauce, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
If you haven’t added milk, you can keep your cereal in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.