Crunchy homemade oatmeal cereal squares

Heather Disarro

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You are only seconds away from a delicious and filling breakfast cereal made entirely from scratch! Serve this cereal with milk and berries for a filling and nutritious breakfast you can feel good about giving the entire family.

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Crunchy homemade oatmeal cereal squares

Makes 2 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milled flax
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, fitted with a steel blade, process the oatmeal until it becomes a fine flour.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the water, brown sugar, oil, flax, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Whisk in the oatmeal flour until combined.
  5. Pour onto a 9 x 13-inch sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove from the pan using the parchment paper.
  8. Let cool for 1 minute and then cut into 1/2-inch squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
  9. Let cool another 5 minutes.
  10. Break into pieces and return them to the pan.
  11. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  12. Bake the broken squares for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crunchy.
  13. Let cool completely before serving.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.