Homemade Breakfast Cereal with Nuts and Honey

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This cereal is so much better than store-bought!

homemade cereal with nuts

This breakfast cereal with nuts and honey is delicious and healthy and can also be eaten as a snack for school or work. It’s perfect for a crisp, sweet topping on yogurt and other creamy desserts. Try adding dried dates, raisins, apricots, Bing cherries, or unsweetened coconut. Just be sure to read the label on the dried fruit, as a lot of dried fruit contains some form of sugar, and you will want to get the unsweetened variety.

Coconut oil and honey make this granola-like cereal with nuts extra tasty. The coconut oil does add some fat to the recipe, but the fat in coconuts is an easily burned medium-chained fatty acid. Coconut oil has many health properties and even several topical and household uses.

Walnuts and almonds contain healthy unsaturated fats in the form of Omega-3s, not to mention protein. The oats stabilize blood sugar and release a steady stream of energy. Have this yummy, nutrient-rich, crisp breakfast cereal, and notice how it keeps you fueled all morning long!

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Homemade Breakfast Cereal with Nuts and Honey

Set aside the boxed cereal and try this wholesome homemade cereal for breakfast or as a snack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 0.33 cup
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, raw pieces
  • 1/4 cup almonds, raw pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey, raw
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Combine honey and coconut oil in a small bowl, add to the oat mixture and mix thoroughly until oats are moist.
  • Spread cereal on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place in the oven and stir every 10 minutes or until the cereal has reached a golden brown color, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container. Add raisins or dried fruit before pouring in low-fat milk.


Tip: Do not store dry fruit with this cereal, as the moisture might cause it to lose its crunch.
Tip: Not a fan of nuts? Try adding 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds, and 1/4 cup sesame seeds instead of the nuts. You might even like to add 1/4 cup fresh edamame in place of nuts. These all offer loads of protein and nutritional value.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.33cup | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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  1. This sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it. I've been looking for a boxed breakfast cereal alternative and this just might fit the bill. I just bought a big jar of local honey at the farmer's market but it doesn't say "raw." Can you tell me something about raw?

    1. Cynthia, If you bought it at the Farmer's Market, it is likely raw. Raw honey has more nutrients than processed.

  2. Why coconut oil in so many of your recipes? There is no scientific proof that the saturated fat in coconut oil is any better that other saturated fats.

    1. Harriet, It lasts for at least two weeks, maybe longer. Our cereal is long gone before two weeks, so I can’t say for certain if it stays fresh beyond that.

  3. Hummm…1 / 3 of a cup of dry cereal..for 317 calories? It seams to be a lot.. And not a big quantity for breakfast

    1. Claudia-Anne, Not all calories are created equal. With this recipe you get superfoods with tons of quality nutrients and antioxidants. Only good ingredients here! 🙂

  4. Nice recepie! Can I add the honey after the oats are done as I have read in many places that honey is not healthy after it is heated . Thanks.

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