Simple Low Carb Cereal
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 Tablespoon MELT spread (Honey flavor) or butter
1 cup small TVP (textured vegetable protein) granules
1 cup large chunks TVP (textured vegetable protein)
1/2 cup dehydrated, unsweetened coconut shreds
2 Tablespoons Swerve or erythritol
1 teaspoon Stevia
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Melt coconut oil and butter in microwave or on stove until it is a liquid.
Add remaining ingredients to melted oil and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix until TVP is mixed well with the liquid ingredients.
Place mixture on a parchment lined or silicon lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
Bake in 300 degree Fahrenheit oven x 4-6 minutes (until barely browned).
Turn off the oven and leave inside the oven for 20-30 minutes. (Check at 15 minutes to make sure that they are not burning).
Use as a topping on plain, unsweetened yogurt, low carb puddings, or as a cold cereal with unsweetened, plain coconut milk, hemp, or almond milk.
To make as a salty snack (to replace popcorn at the movies), omit the cinnamon and add more salt or some garlic powder. This is a VERY crunchy snack.
Nutritional information per 1/4 cup:
Calories= 125, Fat= 5.1 grams, Protein= 12 grams, Net carbs= 7 grams.
Low Carb Cereal? Really?
Missing dry cereal in your low carb diet? I know I did, until I had this brainstorm. The crunchiness and the flavor of cereal is hard to replace without adding TONS of carbs. This recipe is a simple way to make delicious cereal in less than 30 minutes.
Using non-GMO defatted soy (textured vegetable protein) is the Holy Grail in this recipe. Just add coconut oil/butter, seasonings and bake on low heat for about 10 minutes then leave in the oven with it off for about 20-30 minutes to get toasty. Replaces granola!
If you change the seasonings to savory ones, you can have a great crunchy snack to take to the movies to replace popcorn. Throw in a few of your favorite nuts in the mix (almonds, pistacchios, or macadamias) make a great addition.
If you have issues with soy, this is not the recipe for you, but soy contains a high amount of protein so keep that in mind and count it in your daily totals.