Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal

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This breakfast cereal is delicious, healthy, and can also be eaten as a snack for school or work. It’s a 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 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-3’s, 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!

Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal

Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal

Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1/3 cup dry cereal | Calories: 202 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 4 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8 |


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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add dry ingredients, stir to combine. Combine honey and Coconut Oil in a small bowl, add to the oat mixture and mix thoroughly until oats are moist.
  3. Spread cereal on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in oven and stir every 10 minutes or until the cereal has reached a golden brown color, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. Store in an airtight container. Add raisins or dried fruit before pouring in low fat milk.
  5. Tip: Do not store dry fruit with this cereal as the moisture might cause it to lose its crunch.
  6. Tip: Not a fan of nuts? Try adding instead 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.

12 Comments on "Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal"

  1. Cynthia Solis Hendri  September 7, 2012

    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?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 7, 2012

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

  2. Sandy R.  March 28, 2013

    Hi – can't wait to try this recipe. Is the coconut oil measurement a cup or a tbsp?

    • Skinny Ms.  March 29, 2013

      Sandy, Whoops! It’s 1/3 cup coconut oil. 🙂 Enjoy.

  3. Marie Reamer  November 20, 2013

    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.

    • GaleCompton  November 22, 2013

      Marie, We use coconut oil because of its health benefits. Please do the research, we have.

  4. Hatti  March 13, 2016

    how long does this last in an airtight container?

    • Gale Compton  March 13, 2016

      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.

  5. Claudia-Anne  December 5, 2016

    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

    • Gale Compton  December 9, 2016

      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! 🙂

  6. prabha  August 23, 2017

    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.

    • Jennifer Hanford  August 24, 2017

      Adding honey afterwards should be fine.


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