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Copycat Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal

Kashi's healthy, crunchy, sweet cereal made at home!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Tracy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of puffed barley
  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • 1 cup of TVP total vegetable protein
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of sliced / whole almonds or other nut of choice*
  • 4 egg whites**
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup of all natural sweetener: Agave syrup maple syrup, or honey (add more for a sweeter cereal)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon - dependent upon how cinnamony you want it
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites and sweetener. Add to dry ingredients and mix very well, ensuring all is coated with egg whites. The egg whites act as a binder which is what gives you the crispy nuggets of goodness.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add mixture in an even layer.
  • Bake in middle rack for 12 - 15 minutes (check for crispy level), then remove from oven and flip cereal. Here is where you'll have large chunks - flip them but ensure that you rearrange so that it lies flat again to the baking pan.
  • Bake for another 10-13 minutes.
  • Cool and then store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Add any additional nuts / dried berries you want! ** Don't throw away those egg yolks! Make some Mayonnaise: http://www.servedfromscratch.com/mayonnaise-from-scratch/Make some Chocolate Pudding: http://www.servedfromscratch.com/chocolate-raspberry-pudding/