The cost of cereal has become exorbitant, continually escalating. I checked the Safeway ad today and a box of Honey Nut Cheerios is $6.99!  

In response, I’ve taken to crafting my own, a preference that surpasses any commercially available options. I vary the ingredients to keep it interesting, but the foundational mix includes:

  • 6 cups of rice krispies cereal
  • 6 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 cups of finely chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or your preferred variety)
  • 1.5 cups of sugar (options include brown sugar, coconut sugar, demerara sugar, or white sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Combine the dry ingredients before introducing 1 cup of melted coconut oil, butter, or vegetable oil. A blend of 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup coconut oil is also an option.

Thoroughly incorporate the oil and butter into the dry mixture. Transfer the cereal to a large pan or a couple of 9×13 pans and bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

After baking, consider adding dried fruit for an extra touch. This recipe yields nearly a gallon of cereal, and it pairs exceptionally well with yogurt.

I've proudly called Burien home for the past 23 years. I'm a devoted mother to three wonderful children and a loving grandmother to four adorable grandchildren. Beyond my professional and family roles,...