Homemade Products: Cereals

>> Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cereals are not just for breakfast anymore. I use them as a quick lunch or dinner and even as a snack. They are great for putting in a baggie for fast snacking.

My friend Denise has a great granola recipe that you can see by going here. There are many granola recipes out there but I found Denise's to taste very good.

Let's talk oatmeal. How many of you purchase instant oatmeal for the ease? You can easily make your own to dsave money and give your family a quick meal with the best products you put in the recipe. Try out this recipe for oats that is sure to please and you can make it your way.

Oatmeal mix recipe: Combine in a large bowl 6 cups quick cooking oats, 1 1/3 cups dry milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Add one cup of dried fruits and or nuts. Like more fruit add some in, don't like the spices then leave them out. Dry milk is a little pricey but remember you can use it in a lot of other recipes. A quick tip on dried milk a long time ago I worked with a lady who had six kids and they just could not afford milk (imagine how much milk they would go through?) She used to make dry milk and then take a gallon jug putting half the dry milk and half the reg milk to cut down on the price.

How about Toasted Muesli for a great start to the day? I am going to make this for a snack for sure. Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 and in a 15x 10 baking pan 2 cups old fashion oats, 1/4 cup sunflower kernels, 1/4 cup sliced almonds and bake for 10 to 15 mins or until almonds are golden. In a large bowl combine 1/3 cup chopped dates, 2 tablespoons oat bran, and stir to coat the fruit with the bran. Add the toasted oat mixture, and 1 cup bran flakes, 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ, 1/4 cup raisins, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir to gently combine. Place in an airtight container label and date. makes 3 1/2 cups (7 servings)


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