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Homemade Grape Nuts®

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"If you enjoy Grape Nuts® cereal, try making your own with this easy recipe. This cereal has a great crunch texture and is a bit sweeter than the commercial Grape Nuts® cereal. Why make your own? Because it's addictive and much less expensive!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla extract; mix well. Pour mixture into prepared baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and firm, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool patty in the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  5. Break cooked patty into chunks and put through a meat grinder, using a coarse blade. Divide crumbs over two baking sheets.
  6. Bake in the oven until dry, stirring every 10 minutes, about 30 minutes. Allow crumbs to cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you don't have a meat grinder, you can pulse the crumbs in a food processor.
  • Baking sheets without the insulated lining work best.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 22, 2013

I really liked this recipe! I knew exactly what was going into my cereal and could adjust the sugar amount which I did. I used 1/4 cup of homemade brown sugar because I wanted just a hint of sweetness. Even though I don't think I baked it long enough because I could crumble it with my hands and it took longer drying in the oven, the slightly sweet crunchy end result was awesome for breakfast!

Feb 28, 2014

I tried this, it needs some tweeking for my taste. I would add half the cinnamon, it's too much. Definitely use the meat grinder. It takes way more than 30 minutes to do the second bake. It took almost an hour to brown the way grapenuts cereal (the brand) are. I kicked the temp up to 300. Overall, it's an easy recipe and tastes very much like its brand name lookalike.


5 Ratings

Oct 19, 2014

This recipe makes an interesting "cereal", I liked it, but it is nothing like Grape Nuts. It is light and crispy, where Grape Nuts are dense and crunchy. Completely different flavor, and ingredients. The crispyness held up surprisingly well to milk.

Feb 09, 2014

This is a good, crunchy cereal but it has WAY too much cinnamon in it to taste like Grape-Nuts. As written, it is spicy like ginger snaps because of all the cinnamon. I will make it again but will leave out the cinnamon. Also, the grinding works better if the patty is torn into rough chunks and left overnight to dry a bit. Otherwise the grinder tends to smash the crumbs together into gobs. Also, I used 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar plus skim milk to make the 2 cups of "buttermilk"


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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