Caption: Don’t be afraid of tricky recipes or cooking up a storm as you read this article because this advice is easy to use!

Long gone are the old days of picking your favorite cereal bowl and spoon, grabbing the 2% milk (if that’s your thing?) and Cocoa Puffs, and just pouring it all together in a so-called “normal” way. Even this seemingly simple meal can be enhanced in endless ways that’ll make you excited to get up at 8 am again!

Alright, maybe not quite that excited, but at least you won’t have to feel like settling for a bowl of cereal when you’d rather eat a stack of pancakes or grab a Krispy Kreme instead.

We’ve gathered a few life hacks to make your cereal even tastier than you could’ve imagined, and we’ve found some home-made recipes to try if you just can’t stomach another bowl of Raisin Bran. They can be made in minutes, and some only need an added spice or two to change it up.

Do you think you can add some spices in the middle of all that cereal n’ milk pouring? We bet you’re gonna want to after you read some of this article!

Try A Homemade Version Instead Of A Boxed Cereal!

Caption: These recipes are great ideas if you’re looking for a few new ways to make your cereal!

Do you think we’re going to tell you to clear an acre of land to plant grain, and then build a barn to mill the oats you grow by yourself? Well you could, and it would be quite tasty, but that’s taking homemade a little bit too far…….

Instead, you just need a few items you can get from your grocery store or health foods store, and your oven. That’s it!

We’re loving this recipe that only requires quick oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, dates, pecans, honey, and a few spices amongst other easy to gather items. You basically take two bowls, combine the spices and liquids together, then combine the oats and wheat germ, and THEN put it all into the oven for 45 minutes for a tasty, hearty bowl of homemade cereal.

It’s up to you: give this recipe a shot at being a part of your daily breakfast lineup, or go for the instant oatmeal mix…….

Or Use These “Cereal Hacks” To Brands You Already Love

Caption: If you don’t want to break up with your beloved brand, then here’s a few ideas to try for your next breakfast……

If you’re reading this far, you’re probably just as bored with the ole milk & cereal duo as we are, and we’re going to shoot off some rapid fire “cereal hacks” to liven it up a little.

First off, try adding CHOCOLATE milk! If you love to eat Cocoa Puffs, Reese’s Puffs, Count Chocula, or Oreo O’s then it’s a no-brainer to at least try to add this kind of milk.

Next, pretend you’re at the fro-yo shop and think of what kinds of toppings you’d add to Golden Grahams, Frosted Flakes, or Apple Jacks even! Nuts, dried fruits, and syrups are just a few things you can imagine adding.

But go back to the milk for a sec, and think about trying to warm it up. We hear this can make shredded wheat taste a whole lot better.

Finally,  if you’re a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or a similar brand, then think about using nutmeg, turmeric, vanilla extract, or just more cinnamon to what you’re eating. Just don’t get too weird with it as we’re not responsible for your choices!

Finally, Try A Few Of These Recipes For Something Healthier

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Caption: Check out the links below to see some great ideas for healthy breakfast cereals that don’t come in a box or a bag!

This is for our readers who don’t mess with Golden Grahams and Fruit Loops, but would just like some new ideas on revamping their granola mixes. Well here’s a few recipes we found that take a lot of the guessing out of what spices to use, and even adds some surprises too.

How about an Orange Cocoa-Nib Granola that uses fresh orange juice to sweeten up the granola? It also uses pumpkin seeds, fresh cinnamon, and maple syrup for what’s sure to be a tasty breakfast delicacy!

Or maybe you’ve heard of blending oats and greek yogurt together, but never tried it yourself? We found a recipe at Oprah.com that uses these ingredients as well as honey, pistachios, and quinoa to create one of the most unique healthy cereal recipes we’ve seen yet.

One last recipe for you! If you just don’t have much time for making batches of these cereals we’ve been raving about, then simply get yourself some wheat bran flakes, some dried fruit like cranberries, and then add a spoon of sugar (but don’t forget the milk!).

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