Animal-Based “Cereal”

Prep time: 3 hrs 10 mins      Cook time: 20 mins      Rest time: 2 hrs     Total time: 5 hrs 30 mins

Makes: 1-2 bowls

This nutrient-dense animal-based “cereal” is made with dehydrated ground beef, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and sea salt.

What you need to make Animal-Based “Cereal”

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Substitutions

Either raw milk or pasteurized milk will do.

animal-based cereal

animal-based cereal

How to make Animal-Based “Cereal”

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

Dehydrate the beef.

Cook the ground beef in your cooking pan on the stovetop until done. Don’t add any fat while cooking.

Once the ground beef is cooked, drain out all of the fat.

Transfer the cooked ground beef to a plate. Pat the beef dry with a towel to soak up as much of the remaining fat as you can.

Transfer the ground beef on top of a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Spread the pieces out in as thin of a layer as possible to promote even baking.

Dehydrate the ground beef in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours. You may have to rotate the pieces while cooking. I usually swirl everything around with a fork every 30 minutes or so or when I remember. The pieces should be hard and crunchy when done. I typically keep an eye on mine at about the 2-hour mark. Mine was done right around 3 hours.

Once the beef is fully dehydrated, remove the beef pieces from the oven and let them cool.

animal-based cereal

Make the coating + coat the beef pieces.

Place the raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off), vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off) into your mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Add the beef pieces to your mixing bowl and mix well until all pieces are well coated.

Refrigerate the “cereal.”

Transfer the coated beef pieces to a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet (or a similarly sized large plate) and refrigerate for 2+ hours until the coating firms up.

Note: you can skip this step and eat your cereal now, but if you do, the coating will likely come off into the milk.

animal-based cereal

Serve and enjoy!

Remove the “cereal” from the fridge, add to a bowl with raw milk (ASHLEY20 for 20% off), and enjoy!

Note: this is best enjoyed fresh. I recommend serving small portions at a time and going back for seconds if you’re still hungry. If you pour too much cereal into a bowl with your milk and can’t finish, it will get soggy quickly in the fridge.

Tips to make the best Animal-Based “Cereal”

  • I recommend serving this cereal fresh, portioning out small servings at a time, and going back for seconds if you’re still hungry. If you pour too much cereal into a bowl with your milk and can’t finish, it will get soggy quickly in the fridge.

A few of my other favorite sweet eats:

Strawberry Truffles

Crunch Bars [with Beef]

Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Spongey Cake Bars

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Animal-Based “Cereal”

animal-based cereal

 

Animal-Based "Cereal"

This nutrient-dense animal-based “cereal” is made with dehydrated ground beef, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and sea salt.
Prep Time3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Food Type: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Breakfast, Desserts, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Snack
Servings: 2 bowls
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • Cooking Pan
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (as lean as possible)
  • 4 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • few dashes sea salt
  • raw milk (for serving with cereal)

Instructions

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

    Dehydrate the beef.

    • Cook the ground beef in your cooking pan on the stovetop until done. Don't add any fat while cooking.
    • Once the ground beef is cooked, drain out all of the fat.
    • Transfer the cooked ground beef to a plate. Pat the beef dry with a towel to soak up as much of the remaining fat as you can.
    • Transfer the ground beef on top of a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Spread the pieces out in as thin of a layer as possible to promote even baking.
    • Dehydrate the ground beef in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours. You may have to rotate the pieces while cooking. I usually swirl everything around with a fork every 30 minutes or so or when I remember. The pieces should be hard and crunchy when done. I typically keep an eye on mine at about the 2-hour mark. Mine was done right around 3 hours.
    • Once the beef is fully dehydrated, remove the beef pieces from the oven and let them cool.
    • Note: make sure they are fully cooled before adding them to the coating mixture.

    Make the coating + coat the beef pieces.

    Refrigerate the "cereal."

    • Transfer the coated beef pieces to a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet (or a similarly sized large plate) and refrigerate for 2+ hours until the coating firms up.
    • Note: you can skip this step and eat your cereal now, but if you do, the coating will likely come off into the milk.

    Serve and enjoy!

    • Remove the "cereal" from the fridge, add to a bowl with raw milk (ASHLEY20 for 20% off), and enjoy!
    • Note: this is best enjoyed fresh. I recommend serving small portions at a time and going back for seconds if you're still hungry. If you pour too much cereal into a bowl with your milk and can't finish, it will get soggy quickly in the fridge.

     

    What I used for this recipe:

    Looking for some more easy sweet eats? Try one of these recipes:

    Strawberry Truffles

    Crunch Bars [with Beef]

    Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

    Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    Spongey Cake Bars

    Maple Bacon Doughnuts

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    Ashley Rothstein

    Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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