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Killer Grain & Seed Cereal

Looking for a high protein breakfast to start your day off right but can't or don't eat eggs, dairy or gluten? Here's the recipe you've been waiting for!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: All
Keyword: buckwheat, cereal, chia, hemp, quinoa
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Andrea


Toasted Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive, avocado, coconut or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Killer Grain & Seed Cereal

  • 1 cup toasted quinoa
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup buckwheat, whole kernels or groats
  • 1 cup hemp hearts/seeds


For the toasted quinoa

  • Rinse quinoa in a mesh sieve over cold running water for about 2 minutes. Let drain.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add quinoa. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Drain really well.
  • Turn the oven broiler to high and position a rack in top third of oven.
  • Put quinoa back in the pot and mix in olive oil and salt. Spread thinly and evenly on a baking sheet.
  • Broil for 8-10 minutes (times may vary depending on your oven). Watch it carefully and stir half way through. You will hear it start to pop and it will start to toast. Keep a very close eye in the last half of broiling. There should be no moisture left so if necessary lower the oven rack and toast a little longer until it is dry and crispy. For extra insurance, turn off the oven and let the quinoa cool down in the oven.
  • When done let cool completely on the tray. It must be cooled completely before mixing with the other ingredients.
  • Store any extra toasted quinoa in an airtight container in the fridge and use to top breakfast cereals, yogurt, salads, grilled vegetables etc.

Killer Grain & Seed Cereal

  • Mix together all 4 ingredients and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • To make cereal, add 1/4 cup of boiling water to 2 tbsp cereal mix (more or less for thinner or thicker texture). Let stand, covered with a plate, for 3-5 mins or until desired softness is reached. Serve topped with any combination of the suggested toppings above or create your own!
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.


  1. Cereal can be stored in the fridge for 1 month. 
  2. Extra toasted quinoa is delicious on top of yogurt, other cereals, salads, grilled vegetables, popcorn etc. You will soon be addicted!