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This raw breakfast cereal recipe reminds me a bit of Alpen or granola, but it's raw and quick to prepare as long as you have cashew milk in the fridge.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
  • Yield

    1 bowl of cereal
  • Shelf Life

    Eat immediately
  • Equipment

    None

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • Simply assemble in a cereal bowl. You don't have to be exact with your measurements, but you should try to include the chopped apple since without the apple there isn't much to bulk up this recipe.  Pour cashew milk on top and consume immediately.
  • This serves one. Sometimes I'll have two bowls (two servings) if I'm hungry :)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Good morning,

I am having this as a raw breakfast cereal recipe on the weekends these days. I tend to have green smoothies on weekdays when I am in a rush, and raw breakfast cereal on the weekends when I have more time for a treat. Although this recipe is super quick!

This raw breakfast cereal recipe reminds me a bit of Alpen or granola, but it's raw and quick to prepare as long as you have cashew milk in the fridge. I don't always have cashew milk on the go, but I made a big batch lately so I've been enjoying this raw breakfast cereal recipe while the cashew milk lasts.

And if I don't have cashew milk, sometimes I will just splash some water on this instead. It's certainly better with a nut milk - but water will do in a pinch. Especially if you are on the go and trying to get out the door in the morning!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.

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I love your recipes! I am new to the raw food diet and ive tried many of your recipies, not one has disappointed me yet! All so scrumptious! Keep em' coming please! :)

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Will do Cassena :) Thank you for your kind words. They inspire me to keep going!

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Hi Jennifer, you can use a pear instead.

Glad you are enjoying the app! I will have another app coming out soon (with raw meal plans) so watch for that!

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SandiePink's Review

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I LOVE this almost EVERY morning. It is satisfying to eat and I stay satisfied for many hours after I've eaten it. Plus it is GOOD. (Love the eating of 'crunch') :-)

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Hi Sandie! I'm thrilled to know you're enjoying this so much! :)

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Hi I was wondering are cheerios vegan??
Like the honey nut or protein cheerios

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Hi Genesis! I am sorry I have no idea. But a quick google search for the ingredients would probably do the trick :)

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Just seen the video of raw breakfats cereal and i cant wait to try it!Thank you

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Let me know how you like it, Michaela! :)

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Do you soak your buckwheat groats? I can imagine breaking a tooth on those things, if I caught it just right in my teeth. I am starting a raw/vegan lifestyle and some things are quite new to me. Thanks!

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Hi Hattiemay!

Nope, no pre-soaking required. However, I usually wait about 5 minutes with the nutmilk in the bowl, and the groats soften quite a bit in just a few minutes with liquid. Also, it's not an entire bowl of groats - so the occasional crunchy bit is nice :)

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I made this recipe this morning. I was very pleased with the taste. I felt emotionally healthy eating it. I kept to the recipe except I added cinnamon and used part soy and almond milk combined because that is what I had on hand. I used a food processor to grate the apple after I cored it. It was delicious.
Thank you.

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So glad you enjoyed it, Goodspear :)

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Lovely breakfast! I added raw coconut milk and a tablespoon of hemp hearts. I also added my apple dried along with dried banana in a kilner jar for quick breakfast on the go.

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Sounds awesome Joanne

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Can soy milk be used instead of the nut milks?

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Hi Rosanna,

Soy milk is not raw, but if you are not 100% raw then it would be fine to use. It's basically just like a cereal, so you can use whatever "milk" substitute you like :)

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Great! I ate it with a tablespoon or two raw yoghurt but it is very filling! I sliced the apple with the mandoline but chunks are better.
I think I make it in a few portions and take it to my mom. I am staying with her and my sister this weekend.
They eat lots of bread so I have to take some veggies, fruits and nuts with me!

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Hi Frieda, good idea to make and take your own food! Bread can be a BIG temptation!

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Oh my gosh, this is ridiculously good and so absolutely easy to make! I added some chopped dates to it as well...I think I found my new breakfast cereal (apart from the amazing raw oatmeal of course ;D). Thank you for this recipe!

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The great thing is you can add/substitute your favourites. Glad you likey!

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Fab breakfast, been substituting blueberries for the apple, and this morning it was mango!
Thanks for all the great recipes, you're a star! x

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Aw, thank you Lindajane! *blush*

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I had this for breakfast this morning....I could have ate this bad sally all day!!! SOOO Good!

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Lol Tanis

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Im curious - i usually soak and dehydrate most seed, grains and nuts - you dont mention it in this recipe. Is that because its not needed ??
Thanks - loving your recipes - from Copenhagen ;-)

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Hi Jacob,

Soaking is only required in my recipes when it is explicitly stated. (So no soaking required in this recipe.)

But soaking is a good thing, much like only eating only organic produce. Great if you can do it, but not totally necessary.

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I just love your raw breakfast!! It is delish!! In fact all the recipes I have tried are fabulous,so very tasty!

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Thanks Andy! I see it as my duty to protect you from bad raw recipes lol

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What are buckwheat groats?

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Hi Andy,

They are little grain-like seeds, very very hard and crunchy. (almost too crunchy to eat without liquid)

I get raw buckwheat groats at the health food store. I think toasted buckwheat seeds are called "kasha."

Also, from wikipedia: "it's a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds, and also used as a cover crop. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass; instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb."

Also, I will attach a pic but I am not sure if you can see this in the app

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Alison's Review

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Thank you so much for this amazing web site!
I love this breakfast recipe and adapt it depending on what I have - the cashew milk is so morish and definitely better than almond milk which I use if I have no cashew. I have recently been using grapes instead of apples as we have a glut in the garden.
It is so nice to find a good raw breakfast cereal to replace the old pre raw options - and it is quick and easy.
It has introduced me to eating buckwheat unsprouted too.
Thank you again

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My pleasure Alison! xox

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Hi Laura-Jane,

I tried this yesterday morning and it is my favourite of all your breakfast recipes. Keep up the brilliant work! Btw, I noticed you took down your recipe for a blueberry pie/tart. Is it because you don't really like the taste of it anymore?

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Hi Sonia, glad you enjoyed the breakfast bowl! Re: country blueberry tart, I did move that one to my members-only area (TRK - The Rawtarian's Kitchen) because I am trying to move my more advanced recipes into TRK. :)

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This looks really awesome.

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Steve, it is! U gonna try it?

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I have just found your app. I am loving it thank you:)
I am very allergic to apples what should I use a substitute.
I found you on face book.
Thank you for all your hard work. Can't wait to see what you do next.
Jennifer

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Hi Jennifer, you can use a pear instead.

Glad you are enjoying the app! I will have another app coming out soon (with raw meal plans) so watch for that!

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I love your recipes! I am new to the raw food diet and ive tried many of your recipies, not one has disappointed me yet! All so scrumptious! Keep em' coming please! :)

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Will do Cassena :) Thank you for your kind words. They inspire me to keep going!

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I have never used buckwheat groats-- is it it something you can get at whole foods? Any prep tips?

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Hi Jenny, you should be able to get them at your local health food store. They are dry and very crunchy. They are usually sold in bulk. And prep tips? Nope, I don't really prep em - just use them as is!

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Hello! My roommate and started raw veganism on the first of this month, and your website has been invaluable. I just wanted to let you know that this breakfast is delicious! We couldn't find buckwheat groats, so we substituted hemp seeds-- which turned out to be really, really fantastic. We also didn't have cashew milk (we're waiting on the good blender in the mail) so we ended up using the blender we have currently to blend a banana with water and vanilla chai proten mix (raw and vegan), and we used that as a cashew milk substitute. It was extremely tasty :D
Thank you!

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You are welcome Sarah J! Sounds like you picked a fabulous roommate. Everything is more fun with two!  Love your substitutions, btw. I LOVE hempseed hearts.   Sooo exciting about your good blender coming in the mail! :)

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Am I missing some ingredients? I see some people saying buckwheat is in it, and almond, but I don't see it in the ingredients list.
I am also new to raw food, and I am looking for a quick breakfast in the morning. The inches and weight have been falling off this month and I feel so much better (no headaches, bloating, and more energy) .

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Hi sorry Krystal, I think the computer gremlins ate some of the ingredients, but they are back now!

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I bought organic white buckwheat from the natural foods store.On the ingredients list the only item mentioned is white buckwheat groat. It then goes on to say that it needs to be cooked 15-25 minutes. Did I buy the right buckwheat groats, or do I just need to take it out of the package and sprinkle it on? I have enjoyed your website.

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Hi Christine, no, you do not need to do anything. Just sprinkle them on. They are very hard and crunchy, but that's part of the fun!

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My new favourite breaky with the cashew milk! I love to have a heartier breakfast once in a while and as I am only beginning to explore raw living, I was getting tired of smoothies most mornings! So thank you for this recipe!

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I like it too! I probably have it once or twice a week - green smoothies most other mornings

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About the groats, I've never eaten them like that. I assumed you soaked/partially sprouted then dehydrated them -- they are quite light and crunchy that way, almost like a raw rice crispy. I'll have to try them as you suggest. I imagine they are more "meaty" they way you prepare them.

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Yes, but I don't soak for too long so they do still retain some crispness :)

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Nice to know they can be eaten like this. Tried them in my raw "cereal" this morning with some pecans and chia seeds. Not bad. Thanks!

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You're welcome. It's nice to have some new breaky options - big or small

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This does look fantastic. I'm a raw food newbie, I've never seen a buckwheat goat, but if it is like oat groats, isn't it really hard? How on earth can you just throw them into a bowl and nosh? Super excited to explore you site more, thanks in advance for helping newbies like myself.

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Yes, they ARE very hard so you've got to watch your teeth. But if you let them sit in water for like, ten minutes or so (I usually put the groats and the water/cashew milk in the bowl FIRST, then I chop my apple and add the rest) - and by the time I am ready to eat they've softened a bit.

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Oooops, I meant buckwheat groat... haha, bet NOBODY has seen a buckwheat goat.

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Lol, but just think how cute a buckwheat goat would be :)

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This is the BEST cereal I ever had!!!. I have been trying to eat vegetarian for a few months now, and have been very hesitant about raw. However, your wonderful recipes are making me a believer. The weight is just falling off of me. It's so hard to believe that fruits, vegetables and nuts can be so delicious and make a variety of foods that I thought I would have to give up. Thank you for your wonderful web site.

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It's my pleasure Patti. But it's really all you!! Congrats on your success :)))

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I don't have buckwheat groats. Can I use oats?

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I ended up using old fashioned oats instead of buckwheat and pine nuts instead of almonds...only because that's what I had in my house. It was yummy. I'll try the exact recipe soon when I go to the market. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Glad your substitutions turned out okay! Gotta love that :)

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Oh, how long is the shelf life on buckwheat groats?

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Long time! Similar to flour or rolled oats or that kind of thing. Keep in dry, dark cool place

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I'm new to your blog!!! I love your quick recipes. Do you soak any of your raw nuts in your recipes? I've read in other raw books that they are better digested when soaked due to activating the enzymes.

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Yes, they are better when they are soaked but, realistically, I very rarely soak except for when I explicitly state that you have to soak (for better blending or processing in afood processor).

Sometimes you will also have to soak if you have a crappy blender (to soften the nuts).

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Curious to know if you just prefer cashew milk over almond milk, or if there is a specific reason you drink it over almond milk?

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Yes, there is a reason and it's due to laziness. :)

Almond milk you have to strain with a nut bag. Cashew milk = no straining

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Oh! Lol! Well, I like that! Haha!

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Lol

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I have just begun to embrace the raw food lifestyle. Your website is super-helpful and full of delicious recipes that I can't wait to try. When you prepare this cereal recipe, are the buckwheat groats soaked?

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No

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OMG Miriam I must have written that from my mobile device, lol. I am not normally so blunt! Lol

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This is a perfect example of an easy US recipe that won't fly in rural Nicaragua. If there is an apple it is imported and expensive. (That's the easy part--lots of other fresh fruit here.) But, no buckwheat groats, no almonds (even though they grow here), possibly no sunflower seeds (even though we buy them for our parrot) and no cashew milk even though people sell hand-toasted cashews on the street.

Amazing and cheap stuff here but it is just different.

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Your parrot is one lucky parrot -- lol Phil

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