Cereal is surprisingly expensive relative to the cost of the individual ingredients. Why not make your own healthy cereal at a fraction of the price? Here a variety of whole grains, almonds, and dried fruits make a sure-to-please combination. Store the cereal mix in an airtight container in the freezer to keep it fresh.
thick-cut old fashioned rolled or steel-cut oats
unsalted raw sunflower seeds
Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Cranberries
Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins
Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Plums (chopped)
toasted slivered almonds
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to blend. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for maximum freshness.
To make individual servings, bring 1-1/4 cups of water to a boil in a small pan. Add 1/2 cup of dry cereal mix and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cereal is thickened to your liking, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup.