We have almost completely cut cold cereals out of our diet, aside from cheat/treat meals (to be totally honest I'm still such a sucker for cereals that have colored marshmallows in them...don't judge). There are just not very many options that are completely clean in their ingredients, and they tend to cost an arm and a leg if they are.
This is definitely not your typical cereal, but it tastes great in milk, so cereal we call it.
Flavorful, filling, healthy, and made from all clean ingredients, we think you'll like this homemade cereal of toasted apple cinnamon and oats.
Reasons why this is a smart choice for a light meal or snack:
- High in fiber
- No cholesterol
- Good source of clean carbohydrates
- No trans fat or weird ingredients
- Filling, tastes great
- 1 Apple
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup Oats
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Sugar in the raw*
- Optional pinch of salt, to taste
- For later: 1 Cup Almond milk, unsweetened
*You can cut out the sugar in the raw for a few less calories and grams of sugar.
How to make your own homemade cereal
Slice and chop up the apple into little chunks, add to oven safe pan. Mix the oats, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and (optional) salt together well, then mix in the pan together with the apple chunks. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (more if you want the apples more chewy & oats more toasted, less if you want the apples to stay more crisp).
You can either wait for your apples and oats to cool, or you can just pour the milk over top of the warm oats if you're as impatient for snacks as I am - I think it tastes just as good either way. Add unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice) and you're ready to eat your homemade cereal.
Total Fat: 3.9 g
Trans Fat: 0.0 g
Sodium: 184 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 47 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
Sugars: 24 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Vitamin A: 12%
Vitamin C: 14%