Granola Bars / Cereal (the perfect substitute for all those boxed cereals)

This recipe is super yummy and so flexible! Below is our favorite cereal version, but there are many ways to tweak the recipe depending on your preferences. For the nuts you can put either all almonds or all cashews (or split them as listed below or even try a totally different type of nut). Also, the same thing works for the seeds – you can either put in all pumpkin seeds or all sesame seeds or put in half and half. You could easily play around with the amounts of sesame seeds and flaxseeds as well. If you can’t find unsweetened shredded coconut you can leave it out completely. If you want granola cereal make it with rolled oats. If you want granola bars then substitute steel cut oats for the rolled oats, and I also like to add dried fruit bits before baking the bars. For the cereal, once it has baked and cooled completely, you want to put it in a gallon zip lock to break it up into small cereal pieces. If you are making granola bars just break off big chunks instead of using a bag. Don’t expect perfectly uniform rectangles for your granola bars – these are homemade after all! Granola Bars / Cereal 4.81 from 122 votes Course: Breakfast, Snack Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Servings&nbsp (adjust to suit): 3 lbs This is the perfect substitute for all those boxed cereals. Recipe adapted from Anson Mills Print Ingredients 3 1/2 cups oats, rolled, (if you want bars use steel cut oats so it will stick together better) 1 cup almonds, raw, sliced 1 cup cashews, or walnuts or pecans 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, raw 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, raw … Continue reading Granola Bars / Cereal (the perfect substitute for all those boxed cereals)