You know how they say there鈥檚 a surprise in every cereal box? For adults, it鈥檚 not the toy; it鈥檚 the insane amount of sugar in there. Seriously, this isn鈥檛 breakfast, it鈥檚 dessert! And while you may try to stay away from these overly sweetened cereals, we know it鈥檚 tough. (You鈥檙e just too cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!) Not to worry. Making cereal at home is actually pretty easy, and here are a dozen ways to get started.

1. Homemade Reese鈥檚 Puffs: Peanut butter and chocolate are as powerful a pair as Batman and Robin. This recipe for homemade Reese鈥檚 Puffs will seriously blow your mind. (via Milk + Cereal)

2. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal: Yes, we did just condemn dessert-like breakfasts. But these cookies are made with oatmeal, whole-wheat flour and a lot less sugar. So yes, we鈥檙e doing cookies for breakfast. (via Half Baked Harvest)

3. Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch: It鈥檚 the cinnamon sugar swirls in every bite that鈥檒l make this cereal your new favorite. (via Half Baked Harvest)

4. Homemade Corn Flakes: Corn flakes don鈥檛 seem too unhealthy to the average person, but if you try to avoid all things processed, you may want to check out this recipe. Who knew you could make flaked cereal at home? (via Fashion Edible)

5. Homemade Lucky Charms: Forget gold; we鈥檇 be content with finding this recipe at the end of our rainbow. The best part of it is you get to choose what shape to make your marshmallows into! (via Cupcake Project)

6. Easy Granola: In case you haven鈥檛 noticed, tons of folks love to eat granola and milk for breakfast. But a lot of the time, it鈥檚 over sweetened with a ton of sugar. The quick solution? Make it yourself. (via Simple Comfort Food)

7. Gluten-Free Apple Jacks: They may not have the green and orange colors that you know and love, but these homemade Apple Jacks sure pack in a whole lotta flavor. Oh, and they鈥檙e gluten-free. (via Gluten Free on a Shoestring)

8. Vanilla Almond Puffs: Puffed cereal is the best because you get that satisfying crunch with each bite. These vanilla almond puffs have such an elegant taste, they鈥檒l have you feeling like a breakfast princess. (via Running to the Kitchen)

9. Homemade Cheerios: They鈥檙e jumbo Cheerios! And just as heart-healthy as the original. (via Fork and Beans)

10. Homemade Cocoa Puffs: Here鈥檚 what you鈥檝e been waiting for, folks. Cocoa-lovers rejoice. (via Heather鈥檚 French Press)

11. Cinnamon Puffed Rice Cereal: We鈥檙e not sure if these snap, crackle and pop, but they are just as (if not more) delicious. It鈥檚 that cinnamon flavor that鈥檒l get you hooked. (via Nutrition Stripped)

12. Oat Flakes + Clusters Cereal: And finally, an oat-filled option. Clusters and flakes galore! (via My Food Storage Cookbook)

Which homemade cereal will you be trying out for breakfast? Tell us in the comments below!