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Blueberry Vanilla Chia Cereal

February 28, 2012

There is an outfit out of Canada that makes a pretty tasty apple cinnamon chia cereal. I took a look at the ingredients on the back of the package and came up with this blueberry vanilla version. Chia seed is a super food that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours and this cereal couldn’t be easier to throw together and prepare. Read more about chia here.

For a number of the ingredients called for in this recipe I turn to the Etsy store, Simply Claudine. The coconut sugar I get from Simply Claudine is superior to all others I have tried. And prices are quite competitive! Stop by Simply Claudine for unique and useful items to help you bake your way to a masterpiece—or to mix up a batch of this nourishing chia cereal.

Instant Blueberry Vanilla Chia Cereal

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free (buckwheat is not a grain) | Sesame-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan | Raw (ensure all ingredients are in their raw form)

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups WHITE or BLACK CHIA SEED
1 cup SLICED ALMONDS
1/2 cup raw BUCKWHEAT GROATS
1/4 cup DRIED BLUEBERRIES
1/4 cup COCONUT SUGAR
1 teaspoon CINNAMON
1 VANILLA BEAN, sliced down center and spread open
Generous pinch of SALT

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake.
  2. Store in refrigerator or in a cool dry place.
  3. I like to allow the vanilla bean to infuse the cereal with its flavor for a couple of days. The tiny seeds of the vanilla bean are edible and may be scraped out. Just refrain from eating the pod 🙂

TO PREPARE CEREAL

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons cereal mixture with 1/4 cup very hot water or non-dairy milk. Let stand 3 minutes.
  2. Enjoy!
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Weedwacker February 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I would like to make this recipe, and would like to enter the giveaway. Thanks!

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esther February 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

wow, this looks delish. I have loads of chia, but no vanilla pods.

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Genevieve February 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Came across your blog through Ricki of Diet, Dessert & Dogs….I've never tried that chia cereal but I have a feeling I'd like your homemade version better! If Canadians are allowed to enter the giveaway, I'd love to win!

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Chelsea C. February 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I would love to win some Chia seeds! I have been dying to try them in so many recipes!

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Brandee Simmang February 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

This recipe sounds divine! I have been wanting to experiment with Chia seeds, but have been unsure how! This recipe seems like the PERFECT \"jumping off\" point! Thanks so much!

bsimmang@comcast.net

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Jessica February 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Looks yummy! I would love to enter the giveaway and try this recipe!

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Andrea February 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Looks absolutely delicious. I would love to win those ingredients.

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Gina C. February 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Do you dry your own blueberries? I have been experimenting with my dehydrator and fruit and I just can't get the fruit to taste the same (texture-wise) as store bought such as Bare Fruit.

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patti krueger February 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Sounds delicious. I love Chai and blueberries.

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LT February 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

thanks for the idea, i just purchased some chia seeds and wasn't sure what to even do with them!

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Kristin L February 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I am brand new to chia seeds, and this recipe looks great. Looking forward to trying it!

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Sonia February 29, 2012 at 12:21 am

I have recently discovered Chia seeds and have been adding them to everything from smoothies to stir fry to water! I love them! I have also recently learned that I have a gluten sensitivity and have been missing my morning breakfast cereal. Thanks for a great new idea! Would love to be entered for the giveaway too!

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Laura J. February 29, 2012 at 12:25 am

My son has allergies and I am excited to try this! Thank you! Looks yummy :).

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Tiffany February 29, 2012 at 12:29 am

Thanks so much for this recipe!!! I absolutly love chai!! And thanks for the giveaway!

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CherylAyres February 29, 2012 at 12:31 am

I'd love to enter the draw. This sounds very tasty. I usually have sprouted buckwheat and soaked almonds with some fruit in the morning. I think I'll make this recipe (without the almonds and buckwheat) and add it to my soaked/sprouted ingredients!

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julie February 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

Sounds delicious, I would love to enter the giveaway

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Judy February 29, 2012 at 12:44 am

Count me in. I'm always looking for a new gf/cf breakfast recipe.

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Laurie February 29, 2012 at 12:47 am

What's the texture of the raw buckwheat groats like? I tried them cooked and they were rather gritty.

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Lexie February 29, 2012 at 1:19 am

Genevieve … you bet, Canadian entries accepted with open arms! : )

Gina C … I buy my dried blueberries at our local natural food store in the packaged bulk section. They are chewy and delish!

Cheryl … great idea!

Laurie … raw buckwheat groats add crunch—much like that of millet. Some people like to sprinkle them onto salad.

xoLexie

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Rhonda February 29, 2012 at 1:24 am

I never heard of chia seeds, but would love to try this!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Courtney @ Whole & Free February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

This sounds delish…and so easy! Love it. Also headed off to check out Simply Claudine's shop now!

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Jane February 29, 2012 at 1:31 am

That cereal sounds so good, and I love that I could take it to work, and just add hot water or milk! I have never had coconut sugar, but would love to try!

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Jessica February 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

This looks absolutely delicious! I recently had my first taste experience with chia seeds about a month ago and think they are amazing- my 4 year old son loves them too. We put them in everything from oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, baked goods, yogurt- and we love chocolate chia pudding 🙂

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Sharon February 29, 2012 at 3:06 am

Looks delicious. Im very interested in adding more chia seeds to my diet.

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Lisa~~ February 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

We adore chia seeds and this cereal sounds wonderful. I would love to win some of the ingredients for the cereal as my daughter especially would love it.

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lisa February 29, 2012 at 3:47 am

I would love to make this recipe and also be entered into the giveaway
Many thanks, Lisa

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tammy February 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

This sounds scrumptuous! Would like to try it.

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Sabrina February 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I am new to your site and this recipe sounds goods. I am not only gluten intolerant, but also grain intolerant. Would love to know if you have any suggestions for substitutions for the buckwheat groats.

Would also love to be included in the drawing for the giveaway.
Sabrina

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Lara February 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Can't wait to try this!

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Andrea February 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Was linked to your website from whole life nutrition, so excited to try this recipe. I am also looking forward to making your sesame bars for my 3.5 year old, might add some dried berries for colour. Thanks for the great looking recipes 🙂

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Andrea February 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Found your site through Whole Life Nurtition, can't wait to try this recipe! Also looking through all your snack items and we are making your sesame bars today, hoping my 3.5 year old will eat them. Thanks for the great looking recipes

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Amy in CT February 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

This looks delicious! Thank you.

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Alta February 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Love this! Yum! I actually still have some raw buckwheeat kicking around in my pantry. And of COURSE chia seeds in the fridge.

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl February 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

wow this granola sounds amazing and simple!

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Andrea Rowe March 1, 2012 at 4:58 am

I've had that apple cinnamon cereal ( and the cranberry ginger) and love it but at $8 a bag it's a luxury. Thank you http://www.nourishingmeals.com for posting this link and to you Lexie for the chia inspiration.

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Lexie March 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Andrea … THAT's the cereal I was attempting to recreate : ) Didn't want to mention names b/c it's good stuff and I don't want her to go out of business, ha! That said, it is so inexpensive to make especially when you buy the ingredients in bulk. The almonds I purchased from Costco (not organic though) — most of the rest for SimplyClaudine. Thanks for visiting! And let me know how you like the cereal. I bet that cranberry ginger flavor is delish. I can't find Ruth's around here … was introduced to it on a Whole Foods shopping trip in Las Vegas—so yes, had to make my own. xoLexie

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Angela March 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for the great ideas for breakfasts that we can make at home ahead of time for those mornings we need something quick but that does not compromise my intention to eat more healthfully.

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glutenfreeforgood March 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Shoot, I just wrote a long comment and didn't do the followup before going on to your brownie post. I don't think it got published.

Well, darn — anyway, I just made granola this morning as well. I use an old recipe I created years ago and it's always nice to have some new inspiration. Next time I'm adding dried blueberries. Thanks for the idea!

Melissa

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Cara March 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

How ironic that you posted this, I am waiting for my first shipment of that cereal! (it's being provided as a review product though.) I just need some buckwheat groats so I can make my own!

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Cara March 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Lexie, I have a question… I have never had anything with buckwheat groats, so I jut want to confirm. You can eat these raw? (or, shall we say, after soaking in hot water for a few minutes?) They don't need to be soaked or anything first?

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Lexie March 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Cara, buckwheat groats may be eaten raw. If you have serious digestive issues, they can be soaked for 20-60 minutes (some people soak overnight, but I've read that this waterlogs them). If I am using them for a little crunch (say in this cereal or on a salad) I don't bother soaking. That said, if you have the time and feel it would be easier on your GI, you can soak and then dehydrate. The purpose of the buckwheat in this recipe (aside from nutrition) is for a little crunch. Some say they are bitter and hard. I don't find this when used in small amounts. I hope that helps. xoLexie

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Lucy April 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

So funny to read that you based this on THAT cereal from Canada. I did the same thing. Had bought if for my son and after reading the ingredients, figured I could make it myself. Son says mines even better than theirs. (It's sure much less expensive!)

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Ali Williams April 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Thanks so much for a healthier and more economical breakfast cereal. I think I will use my dried cranberries and make it up tonight! Also thanks for the tip on where to buy coconut sugar. I love your site!
Ali

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Tiffany April 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Who won the giveaway?

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Lexie April 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

Tiffany, The winner was Haley. I announce winners on Facebook and contact the winner directly via email. : )

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Rose October 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I have been suffering horribly with inflammation in my body so visited a great naturopath who suggested I go gluten and dairy free. I love my morning yogurt and muesli so in searching the web, I happened upon your site and recipes for both. I look forward trying your coconut milk yogurt and your muesli recipe. I will then expand to others. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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