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Homemade Cereal

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"My mother-in-law has made this wonderful granola cereal recipe for years. It's so flexible, and so much cheaper (and better) than the store-bought granola."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 525
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, and wheat bran.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend brown sugar, vegetable oil, honey, and water. Mix in vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir the brown sugar mixture into the oat mixture until evenly moist, and transfer to a large, shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly brown. Mix dates, pecans, and coconut into the dish, and continue baking about 15 minutes. Allow to cool, and store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 525 calories; 22.3 76.8 10.7 0 219 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was a good base recipe for granola- I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil, unsweetened apple juice for the water, omitted the dates and coconut, added pine nuts, slivered almonds...

Most helpful critical review

Good flavor, but too moist!!! It's not crunchy! I'd probably use oil for the water if I were to make this again.

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This was a good base recipe for granola- I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil, unsweetened apple juice for the water, omitted the dates and coconut, added pine nuts, slivered almonds...

Yummy, yummy cereal that stays crunchy in milk. I halved the recipe and did some substitutions due to lack of ingredients: I cut out the germ, dates, and coconut, and I added 1/2 cup of flour, ...

This is our favorite granola! The only change I made is to bake it for 1 1/2 hours, stirring once after the first 30 minutes.

This has been one of my favorite recipes from this site! I make this all the time for my family and as gifts for friends. Everyone I've given it to has beeged for the recipe. My boys put it on...

This cereal was great. I think I will make it and give it away as a gift. I used almonds, no dates, and oat bran instead of wheat bran. The taste was delicious.

This is a wonderful, nutritious and tasty cereal. For my youngest's food allergies, I substituted oat bran for wheat bran, ground up sunflower seeds for the wheat germ (an odd-sounding substitut...

I love this recipe. I used the spices, and substituted whole almonds for the pecans because of my personal taste. I don't care for coconut, so I left it out and the salt because I have to eat sa...

This turned out wonderfully! Because I did not have dates, I omitted them. My granola took almost an hour to bake. I let it cool in the baking pan, then added a cup of freeze-dried blueberries. ...

i changed the dried fruit to raisins and dried cranberrys. it came out great. i'm making this my #1 granola recipe