We Are Selling Our Cereal to the Supermarket

I realize I’m not the first person in the world to make their own cereal and hopefully after I show you this fun project we did I won’t be the last!

First, we made our cereal. I researched several recipes and kind of came up with my own that would work best for us:

Homemade Granola Cereal:

  • 4 C. old-fashioned oats
  • 2 C. coconut
  • ¾ C. vegetable oil
  • ½ C. honey
  • 1/3 C. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Nuts, dried fruit or any other extras you desire

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Toss oats, nuts and coconut together in large bowl. (I didn’t have any nuts on hand so I didn’t add nuts to ours)
  • Whisk together oil, honey, brown sugar and in vanilla in another bowl.
  • Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir with a spatula until all the oats are covered.
  • Pour into a 13x8x1 sheet pan.
  • Bake for 30 min.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Stir occasionally so mixture doesn’t stick to pan.
  • Add dried fruit (we used dried cranberries)
  • Store in airtight container or Ziploc bag

All the kids getting ready to help…Cesar soon got kicked out because he wasn’t be very “helpful”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure to use old-fashioned oats

Bency adding the coconut

 

 

 

 

 

Iris whisking the liquids

Iris adding the liquid to the dry ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iris stirring everything together

Our homemade granola cereal baking in the oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the cereal was cooking and cooling I gave each of my older kids the assignment to make a cereal label for the cereal they just made.

Iris named her cereal “Crunch, Crunch, Munch, Munch, Lick, Lick.” She drew a picture of our family. My husband and I are eating candy bars, the older kids are eating lollipops and the baby is eating a popsicle. I really think this girl might have a future in marketing. How brilliant to disguise a healthy cereal in a box covered in delectable treats!!

Iris’s cereal box “Munch, Munch, Crunch, Crunch, Lick, Lick”

My son Bency, named his cereal “The Life of Goodnis.” I like this! It sounds expensive (despite the misspelling)! It conjures up thoughts of enjoying a bowl of cereal, eating on a patio overlooking an ocean view!

Bency’s cereal box “The Life of Goodnis”

I put their homemade cereal in a Ziploc bag, put it in an old, empty cereal box and attached their new labels!

My kids really liked this project and they LOVED the cereal! Iris thinks we should present it to the “grocery store guy” and see if he wants to buy it from us!

I’ll let my future marketing executive handle the details!

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26 responses

  1. What a fun project, and it sounds delicious! I think you’re right Iris does sound like she’s got a future in the marketing business, you should let her handle all things promotion from now on!

    • Thank you!! I think she’s kind of into “false advertising” but I think most things are! Usually it’s the reverse…they put something unhealthy in a box and label it in such a way to make it “look healthy!” I think her marketing strategy would work great with kids! Thanks for reading!

  2. You are entirely too enterprising and energetic for me! In my house there are two cereal choices, plain Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios, LOL.

  3. What a great idea! I make my own wheat-free muesli every other week but hadn’t thought of getting the kids involved. One week or so left of the holidays so best I get cracking! Thanks for liking my latest inthislifemrsh post ‘The art of remembering’. Great to check out all these fab blog posts on my return from holidays.

  4. Oh, I make homemade granola too! I never buy the stuff in the stores anymore. I do need to try to involve my son in it…he’s so picky but if he had a hand in creating it maybe he would try it. I love the idea of making your own labels.

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