I replaced the dried pears with dried cherries (this is Hungary, after all) and one cup of the walnuts with whole almonds.
* So why don't I make my own cereal? I used to, in Canada. But here I cannot get the ingredients I want (namely, a variety of grains -- oats, spelt, barley, etc.) at reasonable prices.
** But isn't it too sweet for breakfast? Granted, the entire loaf contains 3/4 cup brown sugar. But it doesn't taste sweet. And, per slice, this works out too much less sugar than a serving of your typical store-bought cereal.