Homemade Cheerios

Cheerios are the ultimate toddler snack, don’t you think? That causes a big problem though and I am just going to go ahead and say it… they aren’t good for you. You know why I think that? Mainly, the genetically modified corn and the synthetic vitamins. I just don’t trust ’em. So with ingredients I can actually pronounce, I made some homemade cheerios. Now I will say, I believe grains are bad for babies under one year. Even though pediatricians tell you to feed your baby cereal at four months, I don’t think it is good for their little bellies. That is why I suggest making these homemade cheerios for little one’s one year or older.

homemade cheerios

Now to make the cheerios, you will need oat flour. You can find this at the store, on Amazon, or you can take rolled oats and grind them in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder.

After combining the oat flour, all-purpose or whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt whisk one egg with milk, vanilla and melted butter or coconut oil then mix it all together.You know what would be better than milk? Kefir… for probiotics! The Misplaced American’s also suggest breast milk, which would be awesome for those still nursing… brilliant!

Your dough should stay together and not be runny or sticky, think sugar cookie dough.

Once you have your dough made up, roll out little disks and lay them on a baking sheet. I did this by using my index finger and thumb on both hands to flatten and rotate a ball of dough at the same time. Did that make sense?

homemade cheerios

It did take me a good amount of time to do this to all of the dough but once I got the hang of things the process sped up. Depending on the thickness of the disks it should take 5-10 minutes to cook, mine took 8 minutes. Sure, they are not perfect and symmetrical but give me a break, I am no cheerio factory!

homemade cheerios

Now they are more dense and not as crunchy but they taste like the real deal… without all the fakeness. You can even honey-glaze them for some good old honey nut cheerios. Oh and word on the street is soaking grains is good for you. I am not sure how to adapt this recipe for soaking but if I find out, I will be sure to update you.

homemade cheerios

Homemade Cheerios

Adapted from The Misplaced Americans

1 1/2 cup oat flour, or rolled oats ground into flour
1/2 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large measuring cup, whisk together beaten egg, milk, butter or oil and vanilla. Mix into dry ingredients until incorporated.

Using your index finger and thumb shape small pieces of dough into disks about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick. Set on lined baking sheet.

Bake until cooked through, 5-10 minutes. Toss in honey glaze if using.

Honey Glaze

1 tablespoon warm water
3 tablespoons honey

Whisk together water and honey until thoroughly combined. Pour over baked cheerios and toss to coat. Set aside to dry.

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  1. WOW I commend you for making your own. I am with you on not trusting those ingredients. And they just feel so processed too.

    This is awesome!

    Katja @ http://shiftctrlart.com

  2. Hmm, might try this sometime.


  3. Heidi says: Reply

    Do you think they would bake well on a cooking stone? I hate having to toss parchment paper…

  4. I think a cooking stone would work perfectly!

  5. Wilco says: Reply

    How long do these stay good for?

  6. Anonymous says: Reply

    How necessary is the baking powder? Do they puff much in the oven?

  7. Anonymous says: Reply

    How long are they good for?

  8. I would imagine they stay good in a sealed container for a week.

  9. In a sealed container, they should stay good for a week before going stale.

  10. I haven't tried to make them without baking powder. That would definitely be something to experiment with, though.

  11. Anonymous says: Reply

    They were in a plastic baggie and I made them cinnamon sugar and they still taste fine.

  12. Anonymous says: Reply

    I made them about 2 weeks ago.

  13. Kate says: Reply

    If you want the grains soaked,I imagine you'd do the same as you would rice, nuts or lentils. You soak them then you'd dry them out in dehydrator or oven and then grind for flour. It might change the cooking time slightly as the natural fats and oils are often leeched out a bit in the water.

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  15. Emily says: Reply

    I am going to try these! But instead of rolling them out individually, I’m going to roll the whole dough out and cut them into square with a pizza cutter. Sounds faster!

    1. That’s a great idea!

  16. addy says: Reply

    How much does this recipe yield (in cups or grams or some weight)?

    1. It has been a while since I’ve made these, but I believe they filled up a large baking sheet. I’m sorry I can’t give you a specific amount.

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