Multi-Grain Raisin Nut Cereal

(12 servings)

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 and 1/4 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 and 1/2 cups quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 7-ounce package raisins (or chopped dried fruit of choice)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare a large jelly-roll pan with a light coating of cooking spray.

In a sauce pan over low heat, combine the maple syrup, honey, oil and vanilla. Stir until well combined and warm. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, mix together all other ingredients - EXCEPT for the raisins (or dried fruit). Add the warm mixture and stir until all ingredients are well-coated.

Spread mixture evenly over the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and stir in the raisins.

Allow cereal to cool completely before serving or storing. Cereal stores well in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Tastier, healthier and cheaper than similar store-bought cereals.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank IowaGuy for this recipe.

Recipe number 2032. Submitted 5/4/2007.