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Old 05-18-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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Home-made low-carb grapenuts

I'm working on a recipe for home-made low-carb grapenuts...I think the prices of the new lc cereals are rediculous!! And I've been thinking about this for a while. I have an Amish cookbook that tells how to make home-made grapenuts...and I have an old low blood sugar cookbook from the seventies. I took both ideas and worked them together... this is what I've done so far...

1 cup coconut flour(ground it myself with unsweetened coconut)
1/4 cup oat flour
1/8 cup soy isolate powder
1/4 plain whey protein powder
flax meal 1/8 cup(all combined for close to 2 cups total for flour)

1/8 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. lite salt
2 oz. cream cheese
4 lg. eggs
sweetener of your preference equiv. to 1/2 cup of splenda
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

mix all ingredients and add water as you go to make a batter you can pour onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until it is set and slightly brown. Remove from oven and use a spatula to take it loose from the pan in large pieces or strips. Use the spatula to chop into small pieces like grapenuts, turn oven down to 200-225, and dry for 1-1/2 hours. temp and drying time depends on your oven so watch it and turn it occasionally.


I'm about finished with the drying process....

I don't have the carb counts yet. And I don't know the carb counts for coconut flour...maybe someone else does?

So far the drying process is going very well...and getting that grapenut crunch and color... I think this may work pretty well...

Just got a sample out and put some coconut milk and cream over and a touch of splenda... I think I like this!!

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Old 05-18-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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This looks really yummy. I miss grapenuts alot.


I also just made a lc cold cereal for my DH who has no teeth. I should proably post that too.

I was in a hurry the other day so all I have is the net carb count on the coconut after fiber.
coconut 1 c. = net 4.9
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This looks really yummy. I miss grapenuts alot.


I also just made a lc cold cereal for my DH who has no teeth. I should proably post that too.

I was in a hurry the other day so all I have is the net carb count on the coconut after fiber.
coconut 1 c. = net 4.9
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Any lc cereal recipe would be appreciated...I can't tolerate eggs...and I miss cereal too!!!
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Any lc cereal recipe would be appreciated...I can't tolerate eggs...and I miss cereal too!!!
I got this from Cin3dee

2 cups wheat bran
1 cup flax meal + 2 tblsp.
3 scoops protein powder (vanilla flavored)
I mix it up in a ziplock freezer bag. In the past I have added
unsweetened coconut , pecans,pumpkin pie spice, let your imagination run wild. To cook just scoop 1/2 cup into a bowl and pour about 3/4 cup on it. Let sit 1 minute, add sweetener to taste. I use liquid splenda and spices. YUMMY I just started adding a very small handful of frozen blueberrys. I love this stuff.

I use designer protein powder which I buy at my local drug store
I get my wheat bran and flax meal in bulk at the health food store.
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:03 AM   #5
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This sounds really good, cereal would be nice for a change, one I don't have to worry about stalling me

Have a question tho nanasue, after you bake it, could you let it cool and then put it in the food processor for a few pulses? THEN dry it? Or is it still too moist?

Hey LCRedhead, what do you put on your cereal, milk or water? Thanks for the ideas guys!
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This sounds really good, cereal would be nice for a change, one I don't have to worry about stalling me

Have a question tho nanasue, after you bake it, could you let it cool and then put it in the food processor for a few pulses? THEN dry it? Or is it still too moist?

I think you could do that...but I would try a small portion first and pulse the processor for a short blast and see how it does. In my amish cookbook one recipe says to cook the whole batch low and slow(not chopped up as i did it) and then you grate it with a crumbling seive(which you have to make a frame and cover it with 1/4 inch wire mesh)....so there you go since this is our own homemade grapenuts do what works for us right? In my 70something blood sugar cookbook...it said that you can use any lc cookie recipe or lc quickbread recipe only make it on a cookie sheet and make a cereal out of it...so I took the two ideas and mixed them together and that's what I came up with. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

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cold cereal for those with no teeth

Larry"s granola

1 c. walnut flour
1 c. wheat bran
1 c. flaxseed ground
4 eggs
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. oat flour
sweetner to equal 1/2 c..
1/4 to 1/2 c Davinci syrup



mix this all together to make a thick paste. Spread on cookie
sheet & bake @ 350 for about an hour turning occasionally.
Chop it up when you turn it.

You can dry this out well, I didn't 'cause Dh needs it to be soft.
I've made this a couple of times using different syrup flavors.

Butterscotch and English toffee I make my own syrups.

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Thanks for posting another idea!! I copied it to my recipe collection. Anyone else have any ideas?
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I really, really like the granola-type cereal by Banders03. It's wonderful sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream. I'm not sure if I have made any changes from the original, but this is how I make it:

Granola by Banders03

1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. S/F honey
1 pkt. Splenda
3/8 c. walnuts
3/8 c. pecans
3/8 c. sliced almonds
3/8 c. wheat bran
3/8 c. unsweetened coconut
1/2 c. golden flax meal
1/2 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. dry cranberries or blueberries, opt.

Melt butter in microwave and add honey and Splenda. Mix in rest of ingredients (except--add these after 20 min. of baking). Bake 30 min. at 350, stirring several times and watching closely. Makes 3 c. @ 40 carbs total

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I like granola too, this one sounds good. I've seen a few other recipes. Any more ideas anyone?
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This is a copy cat grapenuts cereal recipe I found on the internet...now I'm wondering if the whole wheat flour was replaced with wheat bran....work it work? any one have any ideas...oh and the sour milk might have to be replaced with buttermilk and cream mixture maybe??? And the brown sugar with Brown sugartwin?? whatta ya think?




Grape Nuts Cereal
5 c. sour milk
1/2 c. melted oleo
3 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
11 c. whole wheat flour
Makes 8 quarts. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, soda and salt. Make a "well" in this and add sour milk, melted oleo and vanilla. Mix slowly and thoroughly, the batter will be thick. Pour batter into 2 (9 x 13 inch) cake pans and bake at 350 degrees until middle is firm. Cool loaves and then crumble them fine (with hands or blender). Dry and roast lightly by putting crumbs on shallow pans in 275 degree oven. Stir occasionally to avoid over browning.

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