Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios in Three Minutes

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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.

Honey Nut Cheerios

Did you know that until the 1990s, Honey Nut Cheerios were made with actual nuts? After that, General Mills switched to using nut flavoring in the product. I used almond extract in my version, but you could leave it off entirely if you care more about the honey flavor than the subtle nuttiness.

And if you can’t get enough honey flavor, make this sweet and delicious Honey Buttercream frosting for your next batch of cupcakes!

Why Bother?

When you make it yourself, 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.

(If you prefer frosted cereals, try my recipe for homemade frosted Cheerios instead.)

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Homemade Honey Nut Cheerios in Three Minutes

I'm proposing that you sweeten plain Cheerios (or any knock-off version) with honey and nut flavor.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 71kcal
Author Stefani


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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