Looking for more ways to eat cereal? Here are a few fun and creative ways that geeks can hack the breakfast treat, starting with waffles that have Fruit Loops mixed into the batter. The first breakfast cereal, Granula was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York. The cereal never became popular as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat and were considered inconvenient. Continue reading for more.