DIY Cherry Coconut Oat Cereal

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was spent in Atlanta for Pure Barre in the Park, an awesome event put on by Pure Barre Virginia Highlands. I was so excited to be there along with Press Together Juice and the lovely ladies of Atlanta Activewear, although it was pure torture being next to their tent after promising my husband I wouldn't spend money on clothes! When the business is up and running, there is a pink sports bra with my name on it! Most of all, as a new business owner, it was such an inspiration to be surrounded by bright, passionate women who've made a similar leap of faith and have been rewarded with success!

One of the questions I got from them was how to find healthier breakfast cereals. I love to go with making this quick cereal of oats and dried fruit! 

This recipe is endlessly adaptable, and really shouldn't even be called a recipe but rather a bunch of ingredients thrown together. I used oats as a base, but if you like more of a crunch and likeness to boxed cereal, substitute half the oats for an unsweetened, whole grain cereal, like bran flakes or puffed quinoa. Enjoy this mix with almond milk and a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup, or use it to make my muesli with DIY yogurt.

DIY Cherry Coconut Oat Cereal

Makes ~ 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • Milk for serving
  • Honey, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place oats, wheat germ, oat bran, almonds, cashews, coconut and dried cherries in a large container with a lid. Secure the lid and shake until combined. Store in a cabinet until ready to eat. Serve with almond milk and a drizzle of honey.