When my children had corn eliminated from their diet, basically all breakfast cereals went with it. My daughter used to love cereal but it has taken me a long time to find suitable cereals for them to have again. I have managed to find a safe puffed rice and crunchy rice flakes. Since I mixed up this muesli I have even found safe sunflower seeds and pepitas!!! Adding the seeds to the mix is a great way of adding protein to breakfast cereal. Also, since my Easter Hot Cross Bun post I have found some safe sultanas that my daughter doesn’t react to – it’s all progress and exciting. This can be a breakfast or a great afternoon snack to keep the kids, and grown ups, going.
- Puffed rice (in Australia the brand I use is Nature First Organic)
- Crunchy rice flakes (in Australia the brand I use is Nature First Premium)
- Sultanas and/or other dried fruits (in Australia the brand I use is Woolworths Select Aussie Sultanas)
- Sunflower seeds and pepitas [pumpkin kernels] (in Australia the brand I use is Coles own brand from the health section range)
- Honey, golden syrup, or maple syrup
- Banana (or other fresh fruits)
- Suitable milk (we used Rice Milk)
- Decide on the quantity you are mixing up; if it is just a bowl to serve straight away or a week’s worth for the family
- In a mixing bowl (or the bowl you are serving in), add equal parts of puffed rice and crunchy rice flakes (this makes up the base of the cereal. So, you could either combine two whole packets, add a cup of each or just add a bit of both to the bowl you are about to serve.
- I then add the sultanas to make a nice amount through the dried muesli. Next time, I will try the sunflower seeds and maybe pepitas at this stage as well. You can add anything you think will work for your dietary requirements.
- To serve I chop a ripe banana over the muesli, drizzle with honey, and add milk.
If you give this recipe a try please let me know how it turns out. I’m happy to troubleshoot or discuss how you could substitute these ingredients if some of the ones I’ve used aren’t suitable for your family’s sensitivities.