This time for a great start into your day – our crunch-cereals contain as spermidine-rich components the wheat germs as well as nuts and unpolished millet flour. In the recipe below, we listed up the ingredient quantities for one breakfast, but you can make of course tenfold more and store it dry in a jar for weeks. If you want to add a little “exotic” ingredient for the taste and the eyes, you can add another spermidine-rich ingredient to your cereals: peas. The blend of spices we use here are lemon zest, cardamom, thyme, brown sugar, salt, cayenne pepper and cinnamon. We love the combination of peas, lemon and thyme, also in sweet dishes ;-).
So let’s get started!
If you decided to add peas then you should start with them, because they need the longest to dry. I recommend using young peas (taste sweeter and less bitter than the matured fruits). Of course, fresh peeled peas would be great, but frozen ones work as good. Cook them for 5 minutes in water (with salt and ½ TBSP of sugar). Take them out and mix them with the juice of a lemon (take of the zest first as we will need it later ;-)) and one TBS of honey. Put it on backing paper and let it dry for about 2 hours at 80°C in the oven.
Regarding the spices, it is easier to make a nut-based spices powder, which we can add to the cereals in the next step. Therefore, we need nuts, cardamom seeds, brown sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, the zest of ½ lemon, cinnamon and thyme. Grind everything to a fine powder with the mortar or a processor.
For the crunch-cereals, roughly chop or mortar a nut-mix (almonds, cashews, pecans and hazelnuts). Put coconut oil in a pan, add honey, oatmeal, and the chopped nuts and roast it for a few minutes. Turn the heat off and add wheat germ and unpolished millet flour and the nut-spices powder. Stir it to be sure everything sticks together well and spread it on a baking try with baking paper. Put it in the 80°C oven, where it will take about an hour to be completely dry.
2 Serving-suggestions (with yogurt or vegan)
Of course you can use the spermidine-rich crunch-cereals like every other cereals, for instance just with oatmeal and milk for a quick powerful breakfast.
Spermidine-rich crunch-cereals with lemon-yogurt and apple (a regional healthy fruit that contains spermidine). Therefore, mix the yogurt with lemon juice and lemon zest. If you like, you can sweeten it (i.e. with honey or brown sugar). Wash and slice the apple. We served the “princess Pea breakfast” for a brunch and layered everything in small glasses. Start with 2 TBSP of crunch-cereals, then add 4 TBSP lemon-yogurt, then 2 TBSP of apple pieces and top it with 1 EL of crunch-cereals.
…or if you have some vegan friends over for brunch:
spermidine-rich porridge with chia-pudding and apple. Prepare the chia-pudding at least 20 minutes before you need it (you can also make it the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight). Therefore, take almond milk, chia seeds, lemon zest and honey; mix everything well together and fill it in the glass you want to serve it in. Now put it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. The next layer will be a warm porridge (made with the crunch-cereals). Therefore, roast oatmeal in a little pot until it smells good (always stirring!) add almond milk (be careful not to get burned as it can splash), salt and honey and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add spermidine-rich crunch-cereals to the warm porridge and layer it on the chia-pudding. Finally, make a topping with apple pieces.
Ingredients for 4 little portions (see serving suggestions):
Spermidine-rich Crunch-Cereals (ca. 100 g)
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP honey (25 ml)
4 TBSP nut-mix (almonds, cashwes, pecan and hazelnut) (40g)
3 TBSP wheat germ (16g)
1 TBSP unpolished millet flour (10g)
2 TBSP oatmeal (10g)
80 g peas (optional)
…for the nut-based spices powder
1 TBSP nut-mix
½ cardamom capsule
½ TSP brown sugar
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
zest of ½ lemon
2 pinches of cinnemon
10 tiny thyme leafs (if fresh take less)
Ingredients for optional serving suggestions …
(1) crunch-cereals with lemon-yogurt and apple (1 portion)
1 TSP of lemon juice
¼ TSP lemon zest
4 TBSP yogurt
½ an apple
3 TBSP spermidine-riche crunch-cereal
(2) vegan porridge with chia-pudding and apple (1 portion)
3 TBSP almond milk
1 TBSP chia seeds
¼ TPSP of lemon zest
½ TPSP honey
2 TBSP oatmeal
50 ml almond milk
pinch of salt
1 TSP honey
2 TBSP spermidine-riche crunch-cereal
½ an apple