For the past few months we’ve been using up the surplus of cereal in the pantry. Now that it is almost gone, I’m starting to miss a few of my favorites. Luckily, my favorite store-bought cereal is mostly whole grains and reasonably good for you; unfortunately, it’s somewhat expensive, comes in a tiny box, and isn’t organic.
I made a batch of granola a while back that Holly really enjoyed. It made me wonder if I could duplicate the cereal I liked so much. I bought some organic whole-grain flakes from the bulk bins, mixed with oatmeal, molasses, honey, and oil, and garnished with pecans, dates, and raisins. I think it is pretty close! I’m happy that I can control the quality of ingredients and quantity of sugar, and still end up with something I love for a fraction of the price.
We’re heading out of town this weekend, but plan to take the granola/cereal and some homemade yogurt on the road with us, for quick and easy breakfasts.