Low Calorie Cereal Recipe

May 1, 2024 41 Comments

Low calorie cereal is easy to prepare. I know you want to buy it, but it tastes so much better if you do.

I know there are people who will look at this recipe and decide that it is not low calorie. But I would argue that it is not enough to simply be low in calories; you can make it with Rice Krispies; You also need nutrition that allows you to start the day on the right foot.

Cereal manufacturers want you to believe that their product is the perfect morning choice.

For example, I think a package of Cocoa Krispies had a phrase that said “boosts your immune system” on the front of the box. I won’t even list all the erroneous aspects of such a statement.

The best low-calorie cereal you can buy has little to no added sugar. Fiber One is potentially a good option, but it uses sucralose. I buy a couple of no added sugar cereals: Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Wheat Puffs and I make my own cereal.

Can you hear me! I make my own cereal (and no, I’m not related to Martha Stewart).

Raise your hand if you make your own cereal! Hmmm, not many of you. Why is that? Is it because you can buy it and you know you don’t have time to do it?

The cereal is ridiculously easy to make and TASTE. You’ll never buy a box of packaged cereal again. I’m serious.

You can also reduce the amount of sugar per serving by not including nuts. It tasted great without it; It’s just a matter of personal preference.

You mix some oats and chopped almonds with a little oil and honey and put it on a tray lined with parchment paper.

If you’re in a hurry, try my cooking granola recipe.

I know some will think this is “granola” and it really isn’t. It’s much easier than the packaged granola you can buy. Almost all packaged cereals are baked grains in a box with some added elements. This low calorie cereal recipe is not that different.

You don’t have to use almonds if you don’t like nuts; You can simply bake the oats and that will reduce the calories quite a bit (but you’ll miss out on all the goodness of the almonds). You can also use your favorite nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts to make this cereal.

When I add dried fruits, I use raisins, blueberries and mango, apricot, etc. chopped dried

The way to ALWAYS with this recipe is to make it with different ingredients so you don’t get bored.

Do you make your own low calorie cereal? What do you put in it?

I wrote this post in 2011 and updated it in 2023.

Low calorie cereal recipe

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Makes 5 cups
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min.

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3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 cup of raisins or any dried fruit you prefer


Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine oats and nuts in a large bowl. Mix canola oil and honey and pour over oat mixture. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

After it cools, carefully lift the parchment paper and pour the cereal into a bowl. Add the nuts and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until finished.

nutritional information

For breakfast serving without nuts (1/2 cup) = 222 calories, 11.8 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 25.7 grams carbohydrates, 7.6 grams sugar, 5.3 grams protein, 3.7 grams fiber, 2mg sodium, 7 green, 7 blue, 5 purple WW SmartPts

Per 1/2 cup with nuts = 265 calories, 11.8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 37.1 g carbohydrates, 16.2 g sugar, 5.7 g protein, 4.2 g fiber, 3 mg sodium, 10 green, 10 blue, 8 purple WW Smart Points

Point values ​​are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for informational purposes only. See all Snack Girl recipes

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