I think I have a crush on Julie Maree Wood. I buy her books, I make her recipes, I stalk her Facebook pages, I like her posts, I tell everyone about her.
“Julie Maree Wood is a naturopath and nutritionist (a food nerd). She teaches and writes on the topic, runs a clinic in Sydney and is the nutritionist for the Sydney Kings’ basketball team. She is the author of Feeding Fussy Kids, 60-Second Secrets, The Complete Food Makeover and The 4 week Energy Diet.”
Flicking through my copy of Feeding Fussy Kids, I came across Julie’s recipe for Three-Bubble Crunch. Hellooooo, breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting! I’m sorry Julie, but I had to tweak it – I am a
cereal serial tweaker! So, this is my version of Julie’s recipe. I call mine…..
Puffy Coconut Cereal!
Vital Stats: egg free, nut free, gluten free
Okay, so this is what you need:
1 1/3 cups puffed brown rice
1 1/3 cups puffed corn
1 1/3 cups puffed millet
1/2 cup shredded organic coconut
2 tablespoons virgin organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons organic apple juice concentrate
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
Abundant Earth make fantastic puffed cereals with nothing artificial added. Find them in the health food aisle of major supermarkets.
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Line a large baking tray or two with baking paper. Set oven to 150°C.
Mix everything together thoroughly in a large bowl.
Spread onto the trays, making sure you have it all in one layer.
Bake for about 10 minutes, depending on your oven. It should be nice and golden brown and crunchy. It will get even crunchier as it cools. Be careful not to burn it though!
Cool it right down and then store it in an airtight container. Serve it with some organic milk for brekky or just as a snack on its own! You could also top it with a dried fruit, nut and seed mix.
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