Fast and Easy Cereal

Starting your morning with wholesome grains, seeds, fruits and nuts doesn’t get much easier. This recipe is entirely versatile to meet individual preferences so feel free to change the types and quantities of grains, seeds, fruits and nuts listed below to ones you like. Use the list below as a guideline.

Top the cereal with any fresh and dried fruits you have on hand or replace the ones listed below with your own favourite combination. In the past I’ve varied the recipe to include sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, dried cherries, figs and apricots. There are no hard rules here. This breakfast meal is very satiating and will keep you going for hours. The old adage “a little goes a long way” is useful to remember.


  • 250 grams (1 cup) pecans
  • 250 grams (1 cup) almonds, sliced
  • 250 grams (1 cup) walnuts
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 80 grams (1/3 cup) hemp seeds
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) sesame seeds, white or black
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) sun-dried cranberries, unsweetened, or sweetened with apple juice
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) raisins
  • Pinch salt

Combine everything in a bowl and toss to distribute the ingredients evenly. Pour into a large Mason jar and store cereal mix in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Serve with Almond milk and fresh fruit. Sliced bananas and/or blueberries are delicious with this cereal! How easy is this?


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