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Calcium Filled Oatmeal Granola Cereal Recipe

Updated on August 17, 2019
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High Calcium Oatmeal Chia Tahini Granola Cereal
High Calcium Oatmeal Chia Tahini Granola Cereal | Source

Soft Oatmeal Granola Cereal With Chia and Tahini

Thanks to searching out food sources rich in calcium I have recently written about blackstrap molasses and chia seed. Focusing on oatmeal because I learned about its calcium content motivated me to develop a basic super easy recipe for us to eat once a day.

A mere 1/2 cup of oatmeal provides about 200 milligrams of calcium, making it a highly rated source of the mineral. Pouring a cup of almond milk over this soft granola cereal gives us approximately 350 milligrams of calcium. Since vitamin C helps our bodies absorb calcium having orange juice or a drink such as Emergen-C (with its other vitamins and minerals) each day is a smart move.

I would certainly say this recipe is a breakfast food, but if we cannot work it in at that hour it really does make a great anytime snack. As it is so tasty my husband dove into a bowl full. I had failed to mention to him (oops) that 1/4 cup was the amount to start with and he could add more after eating that much if he wanted it. The poor guy learned how filling it is the hard way.

Check out at the recipe below (remember to start with a small serving), and if you want more information on getting and keeping calcium from food, take a look at the information below the Oatmeal Chia Granola Cereal. You’ll see a link for my previous two recipes designed to give us more calcium in our everyday diet.

Organic old-fashioned oatmeal worked great in the first experiment.
Organic old-fashioned oatmeal worked great in the first experiment. | Source

Ingredients for Oatmeal Chia Tahini Granola Cereal

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa
  • 1/8 cup sugar (or other sweetener like blackstrap molasses)

Mix it Up and Done!

  1. In a glass bowl mix the sesame butter (tahiini), chia, cocoa, sugar, and honey together until smooth. Combine oats into the mixture.
  2. Microwave 30-60 seconds (depending on your appliance’s wattage) and stir. Repeat 2 more times. It will be soft crumbly.
  3. When cool place the mixture into an 6-8 cup container with a lid that seals well or into a zip lock bag for storage.

Options Anyone?

Adding nuts or other seeds would be easy enough but we wanted this basic, light recipe to have on hand for eating like a cereal or dry granola. I expected to possibly tweak the amounts a bit, but we were happy with our first results.

Because of our warm, humid region I am storing our batches in the fridge. Cooler, dryer areas may be able to store them in the pantry. Even in our region this granola cereal is a great choice for the limited storage campers face.

More Recipes Focusing on Calcium

Fractured vertebrae caused me to do some research on what foods were highest in calcium and how to encourage absorption of calcium. In the process I learned about foods the inhibit its absorption and health factors that play a part in how we absorb it.

Similar to this one, two previous posts contain recipes with high calcium ingredients. You may wish to add Blackstrap Molasses Bar Cookies and No-Bake Chia Seed Breakfast Cookies to your recipe file if you need to increase your calcium intake.

Good Advice on Eating and Keeping the Calcium We Eat

What More Can We Do?

Appropriate weight bearing exercises for your condition helps build up bones, and walking regularly for exercise is crucial to maintaining balance for fall prevention.

Foods and Calcium

Oatmeal Contains Calcium?

A mere 1/2 cup of oatmeal provides about 200 milligrams of calcium, making it a highly rated source of the mineral.

How Much Calcium Do We Need?

What's Your Take?

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Soft Granola Cereal

A Calcium Story

Calcium needs friends. Magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin K are essential to retaining calcium. These absorbing friends can be found in positive places.The list includes parmesan (an especially cheesy friend), kale (baby kale being quite agreeable), summer squash, and high quality supplements.

Keeping the positive and avoiding the negative is important to think about. If you need to build up your calcium levels to heal a broken bone or stave off osteoporosis then you should remember to stay away from a few bullies. Caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, and more do not play well with calcium. They rob our bodies of this crucial nutrient.

Making friends with an exercise routine designed to build strong bones is also a key factor in bone health. Appropriate weight bearing exercises for your condition helps build up bones, and walking regularly for exercise is crucial to maintaining balance for fall prevention.

Let your bones live happily ever after with the rest of your body by keeping the best friends and dismissing the worst. Life’s too short to waste!

Eat How Much?

Work your way up from 1/4 cup of this oatmeal granola cereal.
Work your way up from 1/4 cup of this oatmeal granola cereal. | Source

Who knew that oatmeal is high in calcium?

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    28 seconds ago from the short journey

    Thanks much for checking out this article and for adding your comment re the recipe.

  • Genna East profile image

    Genna East 

    34 hours ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Thanks for this yummy recipe. I have to agree with Sam in that store-bought granola often has tons of sugar, or, as you commented, tastes like "cardboard."

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    4 days ago from the short journey

    Sam Shepards:

    So appreciate your coming by and commenting. I also find store bought granolas to be cardboard-ish. Hope you find this super easy oatmeal granola to be both yummy and helpful in absorbing calcium.

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    Sam Shepards 

    4 days ago from Europe

    Thank you, looks like a good recipe. Most granola in the stores in my country has too much sugar or artificial sweeteners. I do often eat oatmeal with milk, because I need to get calcium from somewhere.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 days ago from the short journey

    Linda Crampton:

    We've really enjoyed it and found adding it to vanilla yogurt makes for an extra good breakfast.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 days ago from the short journey

    Penny Leigh Sebring:

    Thanks kindly for letting me know you checked it out!

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    Linda Crampton 

    5 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This recipe sounds delicious as well as healthy. I enjoy eating the ingredients individually. Mixing them together sounds like a wonderful idea.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 days ago from the short journey

    Linda Chechar:

    So glad to know it is something you can use. Thanks much for letting me know. I had it in vanilla yogurt today, finding it better than yum.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 days ago from the short journey

    Larry Slawson:

    Thanks for letting me know you checked this recipe out. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

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    Penny Leigh Sebring 

    6 days ago from Fort Collins

    That sounds amazingly tasty as well as healthy! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the information.

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    Linda Chechar 

    6 days ago from Arizona

    I will definitely try it. I have to stay away from dairy and gluten because of Hashimoto's, so your granola recipe with almond milk is a perfect balanced breakfast full of calcium.

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    Larry Slawson 

    6 days ago from North Carolina

    This looks really good. I will definitely have to try!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 days ago from the short journey

    Liz Westwood:

    It is smart to use oatmeal on a regular basis. I just discovered that a serving of this mixed into a cup of vanilla yoghurt is a match to love. Hope you get to enjoy it soon.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 days ago from the short journey

    Pamela Oglesby:

    It is is yum, and the easiest of my latest recipe posts on consuming more calcium. Hope you get to enjoy it soon. Thanks for checking it out!

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    Liz Westwood 

    6 days ago from UK

    At home I always use oats for my breakfast porridge. In hotels I tend to sprinkle granola over other cereals. So this could be a tasty addition to my breakfast menu.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 days ago from Sunny Florida

    This sounds like a delicious start to the day especially due to the calcium content. I think this is an easy recipe to make and I appreciate the recipe.

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