Homemade Soaked Granola Cereal

I love cereal! Unfortunately, even cereal “made from whole grains” that you can buy in the store have very little nutritional value. The grains have been SO processed; there’s barely anything left of them by the time they get to the cereal! I’ve been trying to replicate Cascade Organics granola cereals for some time and I finally got a product that I like. This is a highly customizable recipe, as you will see!

Cranberry Granola

Cranberry Granola

I tend to just “wing it”, but this should be a pretty accurate estimate of the ingredients for a small batch:

  • 5 Cups granola
  • 1-2 Cups Dried fruit/berries
  • 1 Cup of your choice of nut, crushed.
  • Kefir (or other cultured milk product) to cover (I am currently nursing a baby who just can’t tolerate dairy, so I used almond milk)

To make:Place oatmeal in a small roasting pan, cake pan or casserole and spread out evenly.
Pour enough kefir in to cover and let sit for 6-8 hours. I let mine sit overnight.
After soaking, preheat oven to 325 and stir in berries and nuts and then spread out evenly over the pan again. Bake until golden brown: anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on how many goodies you added.
Take out and let cool for 15-20 minutes and then store and enjoy!