Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
It isn't hard to make your own cold breakfast cereal.
- 3 cups graham flour or 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ (or omit wheat germ and use 1/2 cup additional flour)
- 1 cup brown sugar or 3⁄4 cup corn syrup
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk or 2 cups sour milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
- Beat until smooth.
- Spread the dough on 2 large greased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- While still warm, break the dough into chunks and grate it or whirl briefly in blender, about one cup at a time.
- Return to 250 F oven to crisp for 20-30 minutes.
- Store in airtight container.
- Serve for breakfast with milk.
These turned out great! We can't buy Grape Nuts where I live, and I love them so I was eager to try this out. I have a flour grinder so I ground up some fresh wheat flour and soaked it overnight in the buttermilk. I had to cook it for almost an hour before it was crisp enough to grate in the food processor. The second time around I made a double batch. Thanks for sharing this!
THis turned out fairly well for me, although I too added another 5 minutes to the final baking time and it still wasn't quite as crispy as I had thought. No where near the hard crispy balls that are GrapeNuts Cereal. That's o.k. though as I purposely didn't want them that hard. I would suggest to future reviewers that if they want more of the hard cripsy ball type cereal to bake longer than the 30 minutes. I used wholewheat flour and also Splenda brown-sugar. This is perfect for a topping to my yogurt and fruit or oatmeal. I probably won't eat it plain unless it would be an addition to my other cereals!~ Thanks Unknown!~ Made for I Recommend~
This was pretty good, but I needed to bake mine at 250 for about 45 min to crisp it up. I used Splenda brown sugar & added some cinnamon. It was a thick dough to spread out but I managed! I only made a quarter of the recipe & it made a lot for my tiny household! Will be trying this with some hot milk & honey :-). Thanks for sharing.