Cacao Puffs.



During the week my girls usually have their Homemade Muesli for breakfast with yoghurt and berries but in weekends they like to have cereal. Their favourite is this one and today I felt like having a bowl too. And then...I decided that I wanted to make my own homemade chocolate cereal. Next minute we had this! And then I had a bowl of this too!



Isn't it the best when you end up with chocolate milk at the bottom??


To ensure this is as dessert-y as possible I recommend eating with a creamy milk like full cream or a really good soy milk. This would also be really delicious with coconut milk! Also...I've used strawberries here because they looked pretty but also because I didn't have any bananas. Chocolate cereal + banana = AMAZING!



As I type this the cereal is still sitting exactly like this in the tray and Poppy is eating bits of it. Needless to say it's irresistible!!!


RECIPE

..this makes quite a lot which is what you want. You definitely don't want to run out of this quickly!


Ingredients

- 4 cups of puffed brown rice

- 1 cup rolled oats

- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

- 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

- 2 tbsp chia seeds

- 1/2 cup coconut oil

- 1/3 cup honey or rice malt syrup

- 2 tbsp cacao powder

- 1 tsp cinnamon


Method

- Preheat your oven to 150° C

- In a large mixing bowl add the rice, oats and seeds

- In a small pot on the stove melt the coconut oil then take off the heat and mix through the honey, cacao powder and cinnamon

- Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well

- Transfer to your biggest baking trays which have been lined with baking paper. Spread out as thinly as possible. My baking trays aren't very big so they mix doesn't spread out very thin... This means that it takes longer for it to toast. My recommendation is to take the mix out of the oven every 5 minutes and give it a mix so that it toasts evenly. Taste it each time to see how crunchy it is. Once it's most of it has become crunchy it's done. I had to do this for 20 minutes but if your trays are bigger then it may only take 10 or 15 minutes

- Leave to cool on the trays and it will crunch up even more

- Keep in an airtight container.