I just completed making a batch of this cereal and it is wonderful. I am delighted and a bit surprised! The recipe originates with Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist. I have tweaked it for what I have on hand to use. Karey mentioned that she likes to use a 7 grain mix. I didn't have that, so instead, I used the 3 grains I do have on hand. It tastes just right. Here is the recipe I used, with some pictures!
HEALTHY COLD CEREAL
2 pounds of freshly ground flour (1/3 wheat, 1/3 oat groats and 1/3 spelt)
I weighed the flour, but if you don't have a good scale, it should be about 8 cups total.
Combine those ingredients, and stir together well in a large glass mixing bowl.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to soak at room temperature for 24 hours.
1 C extra-virgin coconut oil
1 C pure maple syrup (grade B is best)
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Here is what it looked like right out of the oven:
Here is some of the dried cereal in a little bowl. I have to tell you, for my taste, it is Just Right. Lightly sweet and nicely crunchy without being hard to bite.
The whole point is that if you want to easily absorb and digest whole grains, they need to be either sprouted or properly soaked. This deactivates "anti-nutrients" such as phytic acid, that prevent the grain from sprouting before being introduced to "soaking" with water. Phytic acid actually interferes with mineral absorption. If you would like to know more about this, please read the following book:
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday #124