Simple, easy Granola Cereal

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simple easy granola cereal

Simple, easy Granola Cereal – and that I like it that way.  I enjoy cooking.  Often, I enjoy creative cooking, and making all sorts of foods from scratch, including other very time consuming cold cereal recipes.  Usually titles such as “quick dinners” and “easy desserts” do not attract my attention.

But this simple, easy granola cereal is different.  It is simple and that is the way I like it.  We have been using the basics of this recipe since I was a child.  Occasionally, my mother would try a different granola cereal recipe, but I wasn’t all that happy to try another one.  This was THE recipe.  It just wasn’t to be embellished.  If anything, I made a couple of changes that made it even simpler.  My husband will eat overnight refrigerator oatmeal, which is quick and simple too, but he likes this granola cereal better.

If you are looking for something to replace the un-healthy store bought cereals, but don’t have a lot of time to cook, give this recipe a try!

Honey or sugar may be used.  If you are using honey, the cereal will not bake quite as dry as it does with sugar.  It gets a little crunchier with sugar.

I personally love pecans and coconut in mine.  However, due to the expense of both of those foods and due to our tight food budget, I seldom put nuts or coconut in ours and have them listed as optional.  I also have raisins listed as optional, but my husband does not think raisins are optional in granola cereal!  So, ours always has raisins.  Raisins are already dried and I do not like them dried out even more, so I always add them to the granola after it is baked.

Cooking time will vary on your pans.  I use a glass 9×13 and it takes almost an hour.  If you had a larger pan so that it could spread out more, it would probably not take as long.

granola cereal

Simple, easy Granola Cereal

1 cup butter, melted

1 cup honey or sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

8 cups oats

1 cup nuts (optional)

1 cup coconut (optional)

1 cup raisins (optional)

Mix the honey or sugar and the vanilla into the melted butter.  Stir the butter/honey mixture into the oats.  If you are using nuts or coconut, stir them in as well.

Spread into at least a 9×13 inch pan and bake at 3:50 for about 45-60 minutes.  Stir at least every 20 minutes so that the oat mixture cooks and browns evenly.  If you are using raisins, stir them in after the cereal comes out of the oven.


simple easy granola cereal

Simple, easy Granola Cereal

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 cup nuts optional
  • 1 cup coconut optional
  • 1 cup raisins optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the honey or sugar and the vanilla into the melted butter. Stir the butter/honey mixture into the oats. If you are using nuts or coconut, stir them in as well.
  2. Spread into at least a 9x13 inch pan and bake at 3:50 for about 45-60 minutes. Stir at least every 20 minutes so that the oat mixture cooks and browns evenly. If you are using raisins, stir them in after the cereal comes out of the oven.

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