Super Easy Homemade Cereal

Porridge is awesome, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood to actually cook something so early. Or I’m in a hurry, and simply don’t have the time. It does happen you know… that snooze button and I have a love/hate relationship!

So now if I find myself in such a predicament, I’m armed with my homemade cereal, casually waiting in the sidelines to be splashed with milk and gobbled up.

It’s super yum, with warming hints from the cinnamon that go perfectly with the sweet vanilla and dried figs, not to mention the delicious crunch from the pistachios and activated buckwheat!

homemade cereal

There is absolutely no denying how convenient morning cereal can be. Grab a bowl, a box, and a jug and you’re set. And it usually tastes good as well! It was my absolute favourite weekly breakfast growing up, and one of the few things that would get me up in the morning to go to school! But conventional cereal is absolutely full of nasties, so much refined sugar it’s actually sad how it’s become the staple for so many families. And worse, many times it’s branded how “healthy” and full of fibre it is. Filthy liars!

So I wanted to re-create this morning convenience of morning cereal, and I wanted to make something that tasted delicious as well.

I love this my cashew milk, but almond milk or even hazelnut milk would be amazing! If you drink organic dairy milk, that would obviously work as well.

homemade cereal

Super Easy Homemade Cereal
Quick and easy homemade cereal to keep in the fridge for those rushed early mornings. All it requires is tossing some ingredients together and topping with milk when you're ready to enjoy. All too easy!
Recipe type: Vegan, Healthy, Gluten Free
Serves: 3-4 bowls
  • 1 cup / 90g quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup / 90g buckinis*
  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • Around 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup / 20g pistachios
  1. Simply toss all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. To eat, simply add to a bowl, pour your favourite nutmilk, and enjoy!
*buckinis are simply activated and crunchy buckwheat groats. you can either buy already done buckinis, or make it at home by soaking your raw buckwheat groats overnight, draining and rinsing in the morning, and placing in your dehydrator or the lowest setting of your oven for 12-24 hours, until they’re dry and crunchy.

FLAKES - you can use oat flakes instead of quinoa, or even buckwheat or amaranth if you can find them!
homemade cereal