Friday, July 22, 2011

GRAPE NUT CEREAL


Welcome to the incredibly tasty, healthy world of Grape-Nuts.
That is what the makers of 'POST' cereal have to say about their
100% natural grape-nuts.
You can make them too quite easily.


The batter is primarily whole wheat, brown sugar, buttermilk and oil.


It is whipped up in a matter of minutes.


Divide the batter and spread out on two baking sheets.


Bake to a light golden brown.


When slightly cooled, cut into squares.


Whiz the chunks in a food processor.


Spread the soft crumbs onto a baking sheet and pop back into the oven.


Crisp and dry, crunchy goodness all around.


It is evening and I did not pour cold milk into this bowl of grape nuts
for the picture.
In the morning it will make a delicious old fashioned breakfast.

Grape Nut Cereal

4 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 ¾ cups brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, soda and salt.

2 ½ cups buttermilk
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. maple flavoring
½ tsp. vanilla

Add buttermilk, oil and flavorings to dry mixture; beat until smooth.
Spread batter in 2 greased 10 x -15-inch rimmed baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
(Switch sheets around after 15 minutes of baking)

When cooled, cut into small squares.  Grate into coarse crumbs
using a grater or food processor.
Spread crumbs in shallow layer on rimmed baking sheets.
(I do this step in two batches of 2 sheets each)
Heat in 325° oven for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir.
Switch sheets around and continue heating for another 12 minutes
or until crisp and dry.
Cool and store in airtight container.
Makes about 8 cups cereal.



1 comment:

  1. love grapenuts!! murray's family used to make them to sell. they had a huge mixer and a very big oven. murray built me a special screen that i grate mine on. i would love to try your recipe. the one from his family has been handed down and you make it so it looks right and i don't quite have that touch yet. :) wendy

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