Homemade granola is the ultimate comfort food/ breakfast food as far as I'm concerned. My family always wants "fruit cereal" which averages $4 a box or so. Homemade granola can be made in large batches, so lasts longer, tastes better, and probably is better for you. I haven't priced it but I'm pretty sure it's cheaper, and it definitely uses less packaging. As an additional benefit, it makes your house smell even better than baking bread does while you're making it. Try some! A sort-of recipe follows:
When I make granola, I plan in advance when I'm doing my weekly grocery shopping. I buy the mixed-grain cereal, the honey, nuts, and dried fruits to fit whatever flavor theme I want. Some themes you might like to try:
dried apples, raisins, dates, walnuts
coconut, pineapple, mango
apricot, golden raisins, pecans
dried cherries and blueberries
orange honey, orange peel, orange liqueur, cloves, cinnamon, raisins, pecans
Kitchen shears are great for snipping larger pieces of dried fruits into bite sizes. Store in an airtight container and watch it disappear fast.