Homemade Cereal

Homemade Cereal

Breakfast and Brunch Cereals Granola

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.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 525
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h 30m


  • 7 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (optional)


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 22.3g 34%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 219mg 9%
Potassium 497mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 76.8g 25%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Protein 10.7g 21%
Sugars 33g  
Vitamin A 8IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 57mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 141mg  
Folate 52mcg