Postum Copycat, Version 2

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“Postum was a grain-based beverage made by Kraft. It has now been discontinued. This is supposed to be a good substitute. Use more or less per cup depending on how strong you like it. If you can't find pre-ground bulgur wheat, you can grind it yourself in a coffee mill. This recipe is from and I have not tried it.”
5hrs 5mins
160 tablespoons

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups wheat bran, moderately ground (Hodgson Mill brand recommended)
  • 4 cups bulgur wheat, moderately ground (Bob's Red Mill brand recommended)
  • 2 cups cornmeal, coarsely ground (Bob's Red Mill brand recommended)
  • 1 cup unsulphured molasses (Grandma's brand recommended)


  1. Heat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and rub them between the palms of your hands until they are evenly mixed.
  3. Spread mixture into shallow baking pans.
  4. Roast until well-browned, about 5 hours, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even browning.
  5. Cool and store in a sealed jar or canister.
  6. To use, add 2 tablespoons mix to 1 1/2 cups water.
  7. Boil or brew in a coffee maker.

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