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Homemade Grape-Nuts Cereal

Homemade Grape-Nuts Cereal

If you love Grape-Nuts cereal as I do, you will enjoy learning how to make your own Grape-Nuts at home!


  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract (or more vanilla)
  • 3 c whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c raw wheat germ
  • 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and butter a large baking sheet.
  2. In small bowl, mix milk and lemon juice together. Allow to stand and curdle 15 minutes.
  3. Add melted butter, molasses, vanilla, and maple extract.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add wet ingredients and blend well.
  6. Spread dough evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Cool briefly. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  7. Crumble the baked mixture between your fingers into a large bowl.
  8. Butter 2 baking sheets and distribute grape-nuts over the two sheets.
  9. Brown in oven 25-30 minutes, turn over grape-nuts and rotate/switch pans on racks. Bake another 25-30 minutes, or until crisp. Serve with milk or cream.

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