Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Cooking Light. Serving size: 1/3 cup. Per serving: 185 calories, 5.8 g fat, 4.5 g protein, 31.3 g carb, 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol. Serve with milk and top with fresh fruit.
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vanilla
- 4 1⁄2 cups oats
- 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts or 3⁄4 cup pecans
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 (7 ounce) package dried mixed fruit, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- In a small bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients--stir using a whisk.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats and next 5 ingredients.
- Add in syrup mixture; stir well to coat.
- Spread cereal mixture evenly onto a jelly-roll pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until browned, stiring every 10 minutes.
- Stir in dried fruit.
- Cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Followed your recipe right on down & we had one of the tastiest, most flavorful cereals ever! Definitely something to make again around here, once we finish off what I made! This is certainly a keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC recipe tag]
My family and I just love this! I have been unsatisfied with the store bought cereals as they either have too much sugar or sodium. So I decided the only way to control that would be to make my own. I did add some All Bran and I also added sunflower seeds as they were already mixed in with my walnuts. And I decided to increase the wet ingredients to compensate for the added All Bran and seeds. It is a filling and healthy way to start my day. I am happy that it isnâ€™t too sweet. Thanks for the fantastic recipe! My Hubby wants me to make it all the time now, he calls it â€œHome girl cerealâ€?! (Iâ€™m a homemaker)
This is pretty good. I like the flavor of the barley. I used dried bananas, currants, and cranberries, and a mixture of chopped almonds and walnuts. I'd prefer it to be chunkier, though -- maybe using more honey and less maple syrup? A bit too strong-flavored for me (almost overpowering sweetness and vanilla flavor).