Today we’re going to talk about cereal in the world of food allergies. Wait! Don’t go away yet! I know what you’re thinking. You think because you can’t have dairy, cereal is pointless. You also might not love the wheat free options available to you. Come closer…
(This is banana walnut granola that I just photographed, just for you…and then I at it!)
I make granola every other week. It’s good granola. My husband puts the container in a prominent location when it’s empty. When we go on family vacations people expect that I’ve brought a batch. If I can do this, you can do this. The basic recipe is Maple Oatmeal Granola. At least, that’s where I started. Our current favorite has almonds and dried cherries (no real amount, just what looks right). The basic ingredients are oats, brown sugar, and maple syrup. You can add just about anything. I’ve played with the ingredients adding vanilla, different fruits, nuts, no nuts, no fruit (I really like banana walnut)… You get the picture. It’s very simple to do. Go add Maple Oatmeal Granola to your meal plan, edit it if you need to, I’ll wait…
Ok. Now you’re wondering what you’re gonna do with this, especially if you don’t do dairy or soy. Get a ripe banana. Mash it up. Add some apple juice (or apple sauce, or water), and mash until it’s smooth and the consistency of pudding. If you have patience, layer the cereal and banana in a glass like a parfait. If you’re like me, just pour granola into the bowl that you used to mix the banana.
After making a few batches of cereal you’ll wonder why you ever paid almost $4 per box!
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