The Best Granola Cereal

          I grew up eating sugary cereal, all the big name brands went into my belly. I remember being a kid and believing that eating cookies for breakfast was a perfectly normal event. On the flip side I also remember coming down from my sugar high and becoming super lethargic and tired. I also remember feeling the top side of my mouth with my tongue, and there would be tissue paper thin pieces of flesh hanging down from the cereal cutting the roof of my mouth. Well, with all that said I still have bought and eaten cereal up until last year when my husband could no longer eat any kind of sugar with a high glycemic index. If you want to learn more about what exactly a glycemic index is click the learn more button.


Basically the sugar he can not eat includes cane sugar, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. Every cereal and organic cereal out there had one of these ingredients. I love cereal but, I wanted to support my man by keeping the house free of sugar.  So, I began a journey of purging our diet as much as possible of refined sugar. This recipe is one I made so that we could enjoy delicious cereal that won't destroy our bodies. In this recipe I am using raw honey and coconut sugar. Raw honey has a glycemic index of 35 out of 100 and coconut sugar has an index of 35 as well; 70 and above is considered high.  

In a big mixing bowel put 1 1/2 cups of gluten free rolled oats and 3/4 cups chopped almonds and 3/4 cups chopped cashews

In a sauce pan melt 1/4 cup of butter, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, 1/3 honey and a heaping Table spoon of cinnamon. You do not need to 'cook' just melt together. 

After mixing the delicious butter with the oats in the mixing bowl dump out onto an oven pan lined with either a silt pat as picture here or wax paper. 

Put into the oven for 40 minutes stirring every ten at 250 degrees F. Warning! while it is still hot it will be chewy, it becomes crunchy after cooling down. 

Even my picky three year old boy loves it!! (without milk of course)


1 1/2 cups of Gluten Free Oats

3/4 cups of chopped almonds

3/4 cups of chopped cashews

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup honey

1/3 coconut sugar

1 heaping tablespoon of cinnamon