Instructions - Cereal Flaking Kit
Making your own cereal flakes might seem like a strange idea, but consider these benefits:
- Food Storage – You might have hundreds of pounds of raw wheat in your food storage. Converting all that wheat into usable food can be a real challenge. You have options: You can certainly boil it and eat it, or grind it into flour. Consider that freshly sprouted wheat can be manually flaked and turned from raw wheat directly into healthy, tasty breakfast cereal. It’s a fast easy option that makes your food storage more usable and versatile than ever before.
- Healthy & Raw – There is no telling what types of chemicals or genetically modified foods are in a box of cereal flakes. Making your own assures you get fresh, organic, breakfast cereal that you can trust. Your cereal flakes are dried, and not cooked, preserving vital nutrients, and creating a great new option for raw food vegans.
- Affordable – Converting raw wheat into cereal flakes is far less expensive than a box of store bought cereal.
Your cereal flaking kit includes:
- Norpro Grain Grinder – A versatile manual grinder that works perfectly as an oat roller and cereal flaker
- 5 Lbs of Organic Hard Red Wheat
- Sprouting Jar Strainer Lid – Fits any wide mouth Mason, Kerr or Ball canning jar
- Organic Sprouted Wheat Flakes – 1 lb bag, certified organic.
- Hanging Food Pantrie Food Dehydrator – Included in the deluxe kit only.
- Soak 1 or 2 cups of wheat in cool / cold water for 6 to 8 hour in a mason jar.
- Use the strainer on the jar to drain, rinse and drain.
- Rinse and drain once per day in winter, or twice per day in summer.
- When the wheat has sprouted and has a tail from ¼ to ½ inches long it is ready to flake – typically this takes 1 to 3 days.
- Set regulating knob on the Norpro Grinder to setting 2 for thicker flakes, or setting 3 for thinner flakes as you prefer. We recommend experimenting to find the settings you like.
- Make sure the sprouted wheat is suitably dry, and process through the flaker.
- Lay new flakes out to dry on a dry cloth or towel. If you have the deluxe kit, then use the hanging pantrie to dry the flakes. You can also use an electric food dehydrator if you have one.
- Dry the flakes for several days. The cereal flakes are ready to eat.
- As an option you can eat the flakes before they dry while they still have a chewy texture.
Serve with milk, rice milk or soy milk. Add brown sugar, honey or agave nectar to taste. You can also experiment with adding cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove or other spices to suit.
We also recommend experimenting with adding sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, granola, raisins, dried cranberries, dried dates, dried cherries, crushed walnuts or pecans, banana slices, fresh strawberries or anything else you can think of.