How to make our cereals at home
Bake your own Fitness breakfast cereal
Making FITNESS® is actually so simple, you can do it from home with ingredients from your local supermarket.
- Preparation Time
- 35 min
- Cooking Time
- 10 min
- Skill Level
- Serving Size
|50 g||Rice short (round) grains|
|1 tsp||Malt extract|
|2||Pinches of salt|
|25 g||Rolled Oats|
- Combine rice, malt, salt and water into a small metallic bowl, cover with cling film and refrigerate overnight to soak.
- The following day, add rolled oats to the soaked rice. Steam for minimum 25 min, or until the rice is cooked through (no white starchy centre when a rice grain is pressed between two fingers). Stir occasionally during steaming for uniform cooking. Large rice grains require longer steaming. Best to use smaller rice grains.
- After steaming, spread the cooked grains onto a chopping board to cool down.
- Use a large knife to chop the cooked grains until rice grains are roughly halved in size and the whole mass sticks together.
- Place the chopped grain in a plastic bag. Fold down the top part of the bag and run a rolling pin over the bag to press the grains inside into a rectangular sheet 0.5 cm thick.
- Press a ruler across the top of the plastic bag to cut the sheet into 1.5 x 1.5cm pieces.
- Cut the plastic bag open and separate the cut pieces (pallets).
- Get two sheets of non-stick baking paper ~15 x 25 cm each.
- Arrange 3 pallets between the two non-stick papers.
- Use a rolling pin to roll each pallet down to 1mm thick flakes.
- Remove flakes from non-stick papers and place them on a baking tin lined with crumpled baking paper ( to give the flakes a wavy appearance).
- Dry the flakes in 100oC oven for 10 mins. Remove from the oven and turn each flake over. Leave to cool for 10-15 mins.
- Set the oven to 180°C. Bake the dried flakes around 3 minutes or until golden brown. Note: the flakes brown quickly in the oven, so watch it carefully.
- Allow flakes to cool after baking.
- Measuring spoons (1 tablespoon = 15mL, 1 teaspoon = 5mL)
- Kitchen scale
- Small metal bowl
- Large knife
- Baking tray
- Chopping board
- Rolling pin
- Non-stick baking paper
- Cling film
- Plastic bag ~20 x 30 cm Ruler with strong tapered edge