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Homemade Multigrain Cereal

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

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We are a family of cereal lovers! But when I read the cereal package labels, I don’t love seeing all of the sugars in some of the store-bought brands we buy.

The solution? Our delicious Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Making your own homemade multigrain cereal is super easy – and you can really customize the ingredients based on what your family prefers.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Our homemade multigrain cereal is a mix of rolled oats, ground flax, sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, and sunflower seeds, plus coconut, dried cranberries and currants, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and vanilla extract. And – we used SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend for less added sugar.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

The process to make this cereal is actually quite similar to making granola. In a bowl, stir together the grains, nuts and spices you want to use in your cereal.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Once mixed, pour a warmed melted mixture of SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, honey, canola oil and vanilla over the dry mixture.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Stir again to coat the dry ingredients and bake on a sheet pan until lightly golden brown.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Once it comes out of the oven, pour into a bowl and stir in your dried fruits (and more nuts if desired). Then spread again on your sheet pan to cool completely.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

Once your homemade multigrain cereal is cooled, store in an air-tight container. Enjoy as a cereal, sprinkled on top of yogurt or oatmeal, or as a delicious snack!

It's easy to make your own Homemade Multigrain Cereal! Your choice of grains and oats, dried fruit and nuts. Made with less added sugar thanks to SPLENDA(R) Sweeteners. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

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Homemade Multigrain Cereal

Homemade Multigrain Cereal - A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup walnut pieces, roughly chopped (leave some big pieces), or any other nut such as pecans
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened – your choice)
  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, or any other seed such as pumpkin
  • ½ cup yellow ground flax (available in most markets and big box stores), or oat bran or wheat germ if ground flax cannot be found
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • ½ cup pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, honey, oil and vanilla until melted together and dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, place oats, walnuts, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, flax, sesame seeds, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and add Splenda mixture. With a wooden spoon stir and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Place on two parchment lined sheet trays and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and place back in oven for 10-20 more minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Pour hot mixture into a large bowl; add cranberries, currants and pine nuts. Mix to combine then pour back onto sheet pans to cool.
  6. Once cool, store in sealed container.

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  1. We are a family of cereal lovers too! In fact, cereal can make a great snack or even a dessert we find. But I love how this is chock-full of good for you ingredients too =) And one box of store bought cereal is so expensive, isn’t it?! It has you gasping for breath at the grocery store.

  2. I was craving cereal this morning and we did not have any. This is a fabulous idea and I love that you controlled the sugar with SPLENDA. What a great idea.

  3. So many times I go to buy cereal at the store and even the “healthy” ones have TONS of sugar. This is a great idea to make it at home!

  4. Can’t wait to try this…I stopped eating commercial cereals

  5. We’ve been making this for exactly 37 years. Our recipe is from a 1978 cookbook, Make-A-Mix Cookery by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward & Madeline Westover. Some scrumpy recipes in this cookbook! We add dates and fresh figs when we can find them; otherwise, we use the packaged ones and diced them a little. The basic granola can also be used for making delicious brownies, called Gruffins, also from the same book (I add mini chocolate chips, of course!) Let me know if you want the complete recipe for Gruffins. I’m sure you can make some great changes to it, although it’s delicious as is. I give jars of this granola as gifts and everyone raves about it.

    • Thanks so much for your message Fran! Adding dates and fresh figs sounds like a great idea! And – we would LOVE your Gruffins recipes – what a great idea adding granola to brownies! Thanks again for taking the time to write to us!

      • These are muffins, rather than brownies. I have made them in a flat pan, and cut them like brownies, however. Somehow, muffins always look more appetizing to me tho. Please let me know how much Splenda you would recommend in lieu of the brown sugar. I’m diabetic now, so am trying to eliminate as much sugar as possible.

        GRUFFINS (made from the basic Granola mix):
        3/4 cup all purpose flour
        3/4 cup whole wheat flour
        1/2 tsp salt
        4 tsp baking powder
        1 cup Granola Mix
        1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (substitute Splenda – but no idea how much)
        2 eggs, beaten
        1 cup milk
        1/3 cup vegetable oil
        mini chocolate chips (estimate to taste)

        Preheat oven to 425. Generously butter muffin pans. In large bowl, combine both flours, salt, baking powder. Add Granola mix, sugar and chocolate chips; stir well. In small bowl, combine egg, milk, oil. Add all at once to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened; batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Makes 12 large muffins.

        • Thank you so much for sharing the recipe Fran! We can’t wait to try it! For the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend we used in the cereal/granola – the substitution is cup for cup – it is part brown sugar and part Splenda. Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

    • Does anyone have the calorie count per portion for this cereal?

  6. We love cereals too and your recipe sounds wonderful! So many great ingredients!

  7. This is such a fantastic idea making your own cereal! I would want to keep this all for myself because it looks so good!

  8. These are my favorite types of cereals to crunch on…either with milk or on top of yogurt. I never really though about making my own – what a genius idea. I looks amazing!

  9. We are not really a cereal type of family that is unless it is homemade granola and your version looks fantastic.

  10. That picture of the grains is such a neat one! The only homemade cereal I’ve made is granola. I so need to try something like this!

  11. Love this Splenda brown sugar blend. I’ve never seen it before but now that I know it’s available, I’ll have to purchase some. Your cereal looks delicious. I love all those flavors and textures!

  12. My husband loves cereal like this and it’s so expensive. I never thought of making it myself, love!

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