Make your own Homemade Cereal | The Savings Wife

Monday, March 31, 2014

Make your own Homemade Cereal




I've been reading how bad store bought cereal is for you due to the sugar content and how bad processed foods are for you body.  I was looking for an alternative that tastes great and is super healthy.  I came up with this recipe to make homemade cereal, granola and/or granola bars.


Ingredients:


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  • 7 cups quick oats
  • 3 cups worth of any of these mixtures: sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut. (mix it however you want due to taste preference and expense.  
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup of water

Directions:  


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Grease a large baking sheet with 1/2 inch sides with a stick of butter and place the butter into a 2 quart pot.  Start the butter melting and add  in honey/maple syrup, vanilla and water and warm until all the butter has melted.

While the above is warming. Place the oats, mixtures, cinnamon, ginger into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix the ingredients together.

Add the butter mixture to the dry mixture and mix.   Press into a baking sheet by using the back of a spoon or your hands.

Cook for 70 minutes.

For granola bars cut out squares, for cereal you can pound it down to the desired size by using a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.  For granola just use the cereal mixture and add to your favorite recipes.

When I serve my cereal I like to add blueberries and milk.   Apples are also good.








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