So... I Make My Own Granola Cereal

Hello! This a guest post by Miss S (the eldest), because my mother is too lazy stressed these days to write all of the time (she does have four kids now, you know). So here I am, enlisted as an assistant blog-writer, talking to you today about what was my idea in the first place (ahem!): making your own cereal.


It's extremely tasty (the whole jar is usually empty by the end of the week, but then we all love it), cheap, and actually quite easy to do! Needless to say, perhaps, I was ecstatic when my mother was convinced enough by its yummy good points to continue to make it. Well, enough of introductions. Let me give you the recipe and let you go on your merry way!


So, the basic ingredients for our cereal are really quite simple:
Oatmeal, oil, salt, and a sweetener [here, honey] (pictured).

Additions can be chosen based on your own taste preferences.
Our family likes cranberries, coconut shavings, pumpkin seeds, banana chips, and pecans (also pictured).


Basically, you'll add 6 cups of oatmeal to a long baking pan, 1 tsp. of salt (in our case, sea salt; you may have to add more salt if you don't use sea salt), and 1/2 c. each of any extra additives you desire.

(If you want suggestions, then I'd have to say that raisins, orange peel, walnuts, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, dried dates; really, any type of chopped, dried fruit or nut would be delicious!).


Stir your oatmeal, salt, and additives around a bit with lovely wooden spoon. (Don't stir for pictures, though.)

Now add 1/2 c. of vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil.


Then, a 1/2 c. of your favourite sweetener. 

We used honey and oil here, but agave nectar and peanut butter (or almond butter, or cashew butter, or...) also make amazing choices. Or any combo of 1/2 c. sweetener/ 1/2 c. oil.


Stir in slowly, and pose as before.


Ta-da! Your freshly-stirred cereal.


Now, the last, and most important steps of the recipe: set your handy timer to 15 minutes, set your handy oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and push in your pan.

Wait for the 15 minutes, take out the pan, stir, and put it back in for 15 minutes. Do this on repeat until your cereal is a toasty golden brown and smells rather heavenly.


Et voila! 

Store in a pretty jar with a tight seal. Set yourself down with some milk, bowl, and spoon. Take a whiff of homemade cereal goodness. Be proud of your accomplishment as you eat the breakfast that you just made.


That's all, folks! Thanks for putting up with my newbie guest post. I hope that this may have convinced some of you out there of how simple it can be to do something good for your tummy and your taste buds.

Have a lovely day, y'all!


(Unfortunately, I don't have a signature as such... yet!)

31 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous. I'm eager to try it. How much oil is used, and is it added just before the sweetener?

    Wonderful first post!

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    1. Hi! I revised the post...sorry the amount was missing. It's 1/2 cup of oil.
      :)
      Miss S

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  2. How nice that you post for your mother dear! Looks great, and your pics and tutorial was really good, too! Blog on, girl!

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    1. Hi Suzanne!
      She is a good little blogger, my Miss S. In fact, she does have 2 of her own blogs already!

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  3. Thanks Miss S! That looks delicious, and i especially appreciate you giving us options for the add-ins and the sweetener/oil combo.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  4. Yummy. Only thing I worry about is the oil...but otherwise sounds delicious.

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  5. Vidi. Feci. Edi. [I saw, I made, I ate!] Om nom nom nom!

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    1. Kissi. Huggi. Lovi. [I adore you.] Love, mom

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  6. Yummy! I can't wait to make it!! =D I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  7. This looks so delicious! I need to get some rolled oats post haste!

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  8. Well my gosh, Miss S, that looks divine! How nice of you to share it with us. And how super nice it was to post for your sweet Mama. Loved the post! Susan

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  9. Good job Missy. Me thinks that this Grandma will mix up a batch of this heavenly sounding mixture.

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  10. Yum! Yum! Yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

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  11. very yummy...but unfortunately most of the ingredients is not easily available at our corner.

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  12. Lovely guest post! Sounds and looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  13. I'll have to try this some time! Looks fantabulous!

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  14. Miss S rocks! Not only am I impressed that you stepped it up and become assistant blogger, Miss S, I am also super impressed by the recipe idea! Thanks!

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  15. Enjoyed reading your post. It was informative and entertaining! Will definitely be trying this!

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  16. Dear Miss S,
    I really like your writing style and your post! I hope we will be reading here a lot more! :)
    Have a nice day,
    Sana

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  17. This is one delicious looking cereal recipe. Not only that it looks nutritious too. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This sounds delicious...and so easy!! We go thru alot of cereal at my house...so i love that i can control what goes in it...and how inexpensive it is! Thanks for sharing!!

    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    www.hersplitends.com

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  19. Dear Ladies,

    Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments! I'm very glad if this post has been helpful! I hope to see y'all again soon.

    With love,
    Miss S

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  20. This really is wonderful article ! I simply love’d it !

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  21. What a humourous and delicious post! Thanks for sharing- I'm buying the ingredients tomorrow!

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  22. Do you use the regular oatmeal.not 1 minute oatmeal.

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  23. Almost the way I make it..It sure is good..I always grind about 1/2 of my oatmeal in the coffee grinder to get the flour that makes the clumps we all love in Granola..I use anything that I think is tasty but I put the dried fruit and already toasted nuts in the oatmeal mix, after it is baked and cooled....I buy diced fruit and what isn't diced, I dice them..and always chop the nuts in small pieces..I bake it for 80 min.at 320 but you have to stir it every 15 minutes or it will burn.. I store it in ziplocks in the freezer..The tropical fruit is very good and the next time I will try some candied orange peel..Anything that you put in Granola that you think will be good, will be good..I eat 1/2 cup granola mixed 1/2 cup of another cereal topped off with some 2%, every day..88 and feelin great!..

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