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Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios in Three Minutes

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Honey Nut Cheerios

When I talk about making homemade honey nut Cheerios, I am not suggesting that you bake Cheerios from scratch.  I’m proposing that you sweeten plain Cheerios (or any knock-off version) with honey and nut flavor.

Why Bother Making Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios?

You can control how sweet the cereal is.  If you (or your kids) prefer sweetened cereal, but you want to keep the sugar to minimum, try starting with plain Cheerios (which have 0 grams of sugar) and adding just enough honey until they are a sweetness that you like.  I suspect that you’ll find that you don’t need very much honey at all.


Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios Recipe

Did you know that until the 90’s, Honey Nut Cheerios were made with actual nuts?  After that, General Mills switched to using nut flavor in the product.  I used almond extract in my honey nut Cheerios, but you could leave it off entirely if you care more about the honey flavor than the subtle nuttiness.

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Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios in Three Minutes

Servings 2 cups honey nut Cheerios


  • 2 cups Cheerios or other brand of similar sugar-free cereal
  • 2 tablespoons honey or as much as you need to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and heat on medium for about three minutes, stirring to coat all of the Cheerios. The heat causes the honey to liquify and combine better with the Cheerios.
  2. Cool and eat whenever you want! Note: If you are concerned about them being too sticky, lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet overnight to let the honey absorb a bit more before storing.


I saw a recipe similar to this on My P90X Nutrition Plan.  I kept the proportions in my recipe the same as those from that site.  However, that recipe did not have the nut flavoring.  The question that you may be asking at this time is, “Does Stef really read a P90X nutrition blog?”  No; I couldn’t follow any serious nutrition plan and still eat my cupcakes.  I found the site when I Googled homemade honey nut Cheerios.  These are the kinds of things I search for in my spare time.  

Coming Soon

For those who prefer frosted cereals, here’s a recipe for homemade frosted Cheerios.  Yes, this is all leading up to a cupcake.

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11 comments on “Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios in Three Minutes”

  1. Amrita Rawat says:

    I love the last line to this blog :P
    Can’t wait to see the final product!

  2. denise;) says:

    Interesting… I think I’ll try it with Agave nector (not a honey fan)- thanks for sharing!!

  3. Sandie says:

    What a smart idea. I was recently at a Bee seminar and the bee lady told us never to buy Honey Nut Cheerios because the honey has all of the good nutrients taken out of it. It is actually a honey byproduct. Who knew? This is a great healthy alternative

  4. Yummy, my son would love these, thanks for sharing:)

  5. may says:

    oh lovely!
    it so easy to do. great stuff :0

  6. Debbie Williams says:

    Does the cereal get crunchy as it cools. I thought it would require baking in the oven to get crunchy.

  7. Kayla says:

    Hi, always i used to check blog posts here in the early hours in the break of day, for the reason that i like to find out more and more.

  8. Whitney says:

    I’m going to try this! Recently acquired WIC and I personally prefer honey nut but we get regular Cheerios.

  9. Jess says:

    thought you’d want to know that your pinterst button is not working properly

  10. Taylor says:

    I made these and they were great, although a bit sticky…I think adding just a touch of water to the honey might fix that next time. To fix it this time, I just shook them in a bag with the cheerio dust from the bottom of the bag.

    I also decided to try an apple cinnamon version, which turned out well. I cooked down an 1/8 cup of apple juice with 2 tsp of cinnamon and added 3 tbs of honey, then stirred in about 6 cups of Cheerios. I ended up sprinkling with more cinnamon at the end…its a least a good starting point for anyone interested!

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