Corn Crunch

I finished making a batch of Corn Crunch this morning, and thought maybe some of you would like to know about it.  I do not buy cold cereal.  It costs too much and is not good for you, as far as I’m concerned.  (One of my favorite stories is about the scientist in the 1960s who did an experiment with rats and cornflakes.  He had three groups of rats; one he fed rat chow as a control; one got cornflakes; and one got the box the cornflakes came in.  The group that ate cornflakes sickened and died before the group that ate the box died of malnutrition.)  Corn Crunch is one of our favorites, and one that I feel good about feeding my children.

Mix: 1 quart buttermilk or mixture of yogurt and milk
3 cups cornmeal (I grind popcorn)
4 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
Let it set overnight.  Next day, mix in:
1 cup sweetener of your choice
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons salt
Spread on two ungreased cookie sheets and bake 15-20 minutes at 350°F.  Let cool enough to handle.  Crumble a bit and grind in food processor or blender.  Return to cookie sheet and toast in oven till nearly dry, stirring often.  It will finish drying the last tiny bit after you take it out.

The baked "cake", ready to grind

Crumbling the "cake" into the food processor. I had an enthusiastic helper for this step--he helped mix the first of the ingredients the day before.

The ground cereal, ready to toast.

The finished cereal--ready for some cream!

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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2 Responses to Corn Crunch

  1. Elizabeth N says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am reading Nourishing Traditions and intend to change the way we eat. It will be a big process but every little bit I glean from others helps. Blessings to you and your family.

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