Good Earth Cereal

(16 servings)

  • 1 and 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup whole grain (old fashioned) cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil (optional)
  • 3 ounces unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine oats, oat bran, cornmeal, wheat germ, salt, and almonds in a bowl and mix well. Mix in the oil, if using, until no lumps remain (for best results use your hands).

In a separate container mix together the apple juice concentrate, molasses, and vanilla. Stir liquids into dry ingredients, mixing well and breaking up all lumps.

Spread out evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 250 F for 75-90 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes to insure even drying. If cereal starts to brown quickly, reduce oven temperature and finish baking as normal.

Turn off oven and allow cereal to remain in the oven until it is cool to complete the drying process. Store in airtight container in a cool place.

This granola-like cereal is sweetened with molasses and flavored with vanilla. Secret ingredient: apple juice concentrate.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank goodforyou for this recipe.

Recipe number 744. Submitted 12/15/2002.