A bowl of Cheerios with strawberry

How to make our cereals at home

Bake your own cheerios breakfast cereal

Making CHEERIOS® is actually so simple, you can do it from home with ingredients from your local supermarket.

Preparation Time
10 min
Cooking Time
20 min
Skill Level
Serving Size


For CHEERIOS® rings
5 tbspWholegrain oat flour* (dry ingredient)
2 tbspWheat flour (dry ingredient)
0.5 tspBaking powder (dry ingredient)
4.5 tbspWater (wet ingredient)
1 tspOil (wet ingredient)
0.5 tspSugar (wet ingredient)
2Pinches of salt (wet ingredient)
Slurry for coating
1.5 tbspSugar
1 tbspBoiling water
1 tspHoney
* If wholegrain oat flour is not available, make your own by milling rolled oats in a coffee grinder until it turns into flour



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Sieve all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients together in a small cup, stir until sugar and salt completely dissolved.
  4. Add wet mix to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until no more lumps. Do not over mix. Rest the batter for 5 mins. Batter consistency after resting should be similar to peanut butter.
  5. Put the batter into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle, 3mm in diameter. Optionally, use a disposable piping bag and make a very small cut at the tip.
  6. Pipe rings the same size as CHEERIOS® onto a baking tray lined with non-stick paper.
  7. Bake at 170°C for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool after baking.


  1. Mix sugar, honey and boiling water together until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately, or reheat in microwave for few seconds if cooled down.
  2. For every 50g of baked rings, drizzle ¾ teaspoon of the hot slurry.  Mix quickly until the rings are uniformly coated.
  3. Spread the coated rings on a baking tray lined with a non-stick paper.
  4. Bake at 120°C for 8-10 minutes until crispy.

Baking tools

  • Measuring spoons (1 tablespoon = 15mL, 1 teaspoon = 5mL)
  • Sieve
  • Small cups for slurry
  • Mixing spatula
  • Piping bag
  • Piping nozzle 3mm diameter (optionally you can use a disposable piping bag and cut a very small opening at the tip)
  • Baking tray
  • Non-stick baking paper

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    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we want to keep on making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency on all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children’s products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    How can I find foods made with whole grain?

    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

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