Happy National Cereal Day!

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017

Many of us can't imagine starting the day without a delicious bowl of cereal, but there was a time, not so long ago, when cereal as we know it didn't exist. It was not until the late 19th century that dry cereal became popular after Dr. John Kellogg first served his homemade cornflakes to patients in the Battle Creek Sanitarium on March 7, 1897. That's why today, we tip our spoons to Dr. Kellogg and celebrate National Cereal Day.

Take your cereal game up a level with these five incredible DIY versions including crunchy muesli and hearty, gluten-free amaranth.

1. Apple Muesli with Goji Berries

Make this healthy breakfast with any grain or fruit you have on hand that goes with yogurt.

2. Three-Grain Cereal with Dates and Cinnamon

This fast cereal gets its sweetness thanks to chopped dates and cinnamon.

3. Amaranth Breakfast Cereal with Blueberries

A drizzle of fresh whipping cream tops this delicious gluten-free cereal.

4. Hot Quinoa Cereal

© Emily Farris

Protein-rich quinoa cooked with steel-cut oats, cinnamon and sugar makes a hearty breakfast.

5. Chocolate Corn Flakes

Have cereal for dessert.