Grape Nuts (homemade breakfast cereal)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

It isn't hard to make your own cold breakfast cereal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Spread the dough on 2 large greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. While still warm, break the dough into chunks and grate it or whirl briefly in blender, about one cup at a time.
  7. Return to 250 F oven to crisp for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Store in airtight container.
  9. Serve for breakfast with milk.


Most Helpful

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!

Carolyn Kamberlane September 11, 2005

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~

CoffeeB January 24, 2009

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.

LUVMY2BOYS November 17, 2007

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