March is National Cereal Month and today is National Cereal Day, so what better way to celebrate breakfast and cereal than with a nice bowl of homemade Granola?
This recipe comes from my beloved St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights Cookbook. A cookbook that I've had for many years and is full of my annotations. As you can see from my comments here, I haven't made it in quite a while. I've used so many other recipes in recent years that I had completely forgotten about this one until this morning when I was paging through the book looking for an idea for supper. Was it as good as I remembered? It was! Now make a batch of your own for yourself and to share with friends. Enjoy!
Fun Cereal Facts
- Cereal was invented during the Colonial era when housewives started to serve popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast.
- Today, nearly half of all Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal.
- Studies show that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. It can help improve your energy level, concentration, and mood.
- The healthiest types of cereal are made from whole grains and contain fiber and protein.
- One serving of most cereals can also provide 10 to 25 percent of the daily value for more than 10 essential nutrients.
- There are approximately 2.7 billion boxes of cereal sold each year, enough packages to circle around the globe thirteen times.