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Homemade Cheerios

This version stays crunchy in milk for a long time, but produces a cereal that is too crunchy for toddlers to eat plain.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour the boiling water over and stir until the dough comes together in a coherent ball. The dough should be very soft and just slightly sticky.
  4. Set out a piece of parchment paper and place the ball of dough on it. Press into a disc about 1-inch thick, then place another piece of parchment over the top of the dough and roll until the dough is about 1/4-inch thick, about the thickness of two nickels.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife, cut the dough into small squares about 1/2″ x 1/2″.
  6. Lift the entire piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet and bake until the surface is dry, the dough is puffed, and it’s just beginning to brown, 8-9 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, reduce heat to 300F, then break the dough into the predefined pieces. Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring every five minutes, until the pieces are crisp and very dry.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!