DISCLAIMER:  I’m still working on figuring out how to make these cereals not get soggy too quickly when immersed in nondairy milk. So if you make these, you have been warned. I haven’t quite figured out how the cereal factories do it. If anything, just enjoy the pictures and possibilities. 

The process of making homemade Cheerios cereal is a tedious one. You have to roll them into tiny balls, slightly press them down and then create a hole in the middle with a toothpick. For each one. All that work for 1 cup of cereal. So why on earth would you even make it, especially when you can buy gluten-free vegan cereal at the store and it won’t get soggy, you ask? Easy: Because this is actually fun. For me, at least it was. Hey if anything, consider this post as art more than a recipe. Yeah I like that philosophy. Art.

Homemade Cheerios - Fork & Beans

For reals though, the process of making all three homemade cereals took the entire morning for me to do and was completely cathartic. If you like slaving away over a stove and have no issue with spending tons of time in your kitchen, then I guarantee that you too will enjoy making these. Or your money back. Wait a minute…

Homemade Cheerios - Fork & Beans

These homemade Cheerios pack that perfect crunch with each bite. I have never been so excited to pull a baked good out of the oven and find a rock hard object! They can even be a super fun snaking food , eaten as is, for the little ones running around your home.

Homemade Cheerios - Fork & Beans

Any palm readers out there willing to read my palm via this picture? Let me know. I’m open to interpretations. I like to think that the far left line that runs vertical signifies a long life of wealth…

Homemade (Gluten-free Vegan) Cheerios
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Dry ingredients
  1. 1/3 c. superfine brown rice flour
  2. 1/3 c. sorghum flour
  3. 1/3 c. potato starch
  4. 1 c. ground oats (gluten-free certified)
  5. 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  6. 1 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. pinch of fine sea salt
Wet ingredients
  1. 5-6 Tbsp. hot water
  2. 3 Tbsp. nondairy milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients until a firm dough forms.
  3. Roll a very small amount of dough between the palms of your hands until smooth ball is formed. Gently press down slightly. Using a toothpick, create a larger hole in the middle. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight jar.
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The great thing about this recipe (aside from the fact that you can make cereal at home now! *crickets* No?) is that it is the base for two more homemade cereals: Cookie Crisp and Reese’s Peanut Butter Crunch. Coming up this week! Check this sneak peek out:

Homemade Gluten-free Vegan Cereal - Fork & Beans

You gotta stay tuned for that though! Coming soon to the theater near you…

Homemade Cheerios - Fork & Beans

Until then, enjoy your St. Paddy’s Day. Oh, I got a good Green Day suggestion: Make these homemade Cheerios and dunk them into a bowl of green-colored nondairy milk. Or you can just have a beer. I will be doing the latter…

Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking - Fork & Beans

 

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