Trader Joe's has discontinued their delicious Oat & Wheat Brain Swirls cereal, which I've been eating for at least eight years now. I'm distraught. Any ideas for recipes for something similar? I'm willing to experiment but I barely know where to start. I make my own granola at home frequently, but so far, my baking skills don't extend much beyond that and cookies. I'm not sure how to approach making a sweet, crunchy cereal involving oat and wheat bran. (Maybe this would require more equipment than I've got.) Any ideas?
I tried eating Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran instead, but yuck. It's all wrong. I used to like Cracklin' Oat Bran a few decades ago, when I was a kid, and I figured that Oat & Wheat Bran Swirls were a somewhat-altered knock-off of them, but as it turns out, that's not the case. Cracklin' Oat Bran has a much rougher mouth-feel and is heavier on the bran, I think. Tastes kind of gravelly.