Two-Way Nutty Granola Cereal


Double your breakfast options with a cereal that does double duty, as a dry cereal eaten with milk or yogurt, or warmed with water for a hot bowl of comfort.

Two-Way Nutty Granola Recipe
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 ½ cup regular rolled oats

  • 1 cup wheat cereal flakes

  • cup coarsely chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, and/or lightly salted pistachio nuts

  • ½ cup quick-cooking barley

  • cup apple cider or apple juice

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Low-fat yogurt, fat-free milk, and/or fresh fruit (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl stir together oats, wheat flakes, nuts, and barley. In a small saucepan combine apple cider, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cook and stir just until boiling. Pour cider mixture over oat mixture; gently toss to coat. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared baking pan.

  2. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until oats are light brown, stirring twice. Spread mixture on a large sheet of foil; cool.

  3. If desired, serve with yogurt, milk, and/or fresh fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Warm Granola Cereal:

For each serving, in a small saucepan bring 1/2 cup water to boiling. Stir in 1/2 cup of the dry cereal mixture. Return to boiling; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes or until oats and barley are tender and cereal reaches desired consistency. If desired, serve with honey, brown sugar, fresh fruit, and/or milk.Per Serving: NEED

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 222mg 5%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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