14 Homemade Cereals For A Healthier Breakfast

If you’re used to grabbing something out of a box, homemade cereals will add something special to your morning. Most store-bought cereals are loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients that can ruin your health. So skip the cereal aisle and make one of these cereal recipes to fill you with both energy and nutrition first thing in the morning.

1. Apple Muesli

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If you’re a muesli fan, you have to try this Apple Muesli recipe. It’s comforting, nourishing, and simply a great start to your morning. You won’t be hungry an hour later either.

2. Copycat Grape Nuts Cereal

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This grain-free version of the popular breakfast cereal is a very filling option for breakfast. Copycat Grape Nuts Cereal is tasty, easy to store, and makes a great breakfast that will actually fill you up.

3. Low Sugar Granola

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If you hate the high sugar content in most store-bought granola, making Low Sugar Granola at home not only saves you on sugar but saves your pennies as well.

4. Cold Cereal

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This easy-to-make Cold Cereal gets cooked in your microwave and can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can even freeze it if you can’t eat it that fast. It’s hands-down better than store-bought cereal, too.

5. Homemade Granola

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Granola is expensive to buy. But if you make it at home, you not only save money while still enjoying tasty granola, but you also save on unwanted processed sugars and more. Homemade Granola is better than store-bought in just about every way.

6. Banana Muesli

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Banana Muesli is another wonderful muesli recipe that is quick and easy to make on a busy morning, fuels your body with good nutrition, and does really well in the flavor department as well.

7. Maple Cinnamon Granola

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The classic flavor combination in this Maple Cinnamon Granola is a perfect morning starter. Serve it with milk or in a yogurt parfait for a delicious breakfast.

8. Banana Granola

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Granola lovers will adore this Banana Granola. The flavor is stellar, and it’s cheap and easy to make. You can’t go wrong with this one.

9. Grain-Free Trail Mix

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While trail mix isn’t normally eaten as cereal, it’s definitely a delicious way to enjoy it. Just pour a little milk over this Grain Free Trail Mix, and breakfast is served.

10. Pumpkin Granola

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Love fall flavors? You don’t have to wait for autumn to arrive. Just make some of this Pumpkin Granola. It has all the flavors you crave that time of year, plus it’s actually healthy.

11. Gluten-Free & Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Granola

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If a low FODMAP diet is what you need, breakfast just leveled up. This Gluten-Free & Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Granola is a definite morning treat.

12. Cinnamon Raisin Granola With Coconut Oil

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This Cinnamon Raisin Granola With Coconut Oil is a super easy granola to make, and it does double duty as a great trail mix.

13. Vegan Granola With Tahini And Maple Syrup

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This chocolate-flavored Vegan Granola with Tahini and Maple Syrup is the thing you want to wake up to every morning. The tahini-maple syrup combo definitely gives that extra oomph your usual granola lacks.

14. Healthy Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

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Ready to make some crunchy goodness from scratch? This Healthy Cinnamon Crunch Cereal is made from nuts and seeds like flaxseed and almond meal with a splash of warm, sweet taste from cinnamon.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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