You know the one food that I could probably never live without? You might actually be surprised what it is! Come on take a guess! Nope it’s not Eric’s Chicken and Yellow Rice! And it’s not my Mom’s Lemon Peppered Chicken! And my Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies are to die for BUT the one food that I can not live without is…..
I know I know you a probably thinking how can a person who is so passionate about food and has a food blog love cereal so much?
Well maybe it is because it is so versatile. You can eat it dry or with milk. You cake make cookies out of it, top your yogurt with it, you can even cook with it. You can eat it morning, noon and night and every meal in between. When it comes to cereal I am like a kid in a candy store wanting to try every kind.
Well when the people who make my favorite cereal, Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios contacted me and offered me the opportunity to try their cereals, my obvious answer was of course!
And did you know General Mills commitments to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
One of my favorite recipes using cereal is Chocolate Chex Mix. I posted it originally back in December but it is so good and uses my favorite cereal Cheerios! So I feel like it is worth the repost.
Chocolate Chex Mix
Kitchen Concoction’s Version
4 cups Cheerios
4 cups Chex cereal
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups sweetened dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine cereals and nuts. In a small bowl mix butter, sugar, and cocoa. Pour evenly over cereal and toss to coat. Pour into a 9×13 pan and bake for 1 hour stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool just for a few minutes and stir in chocolate chips and cranberries.
Another one of my other favorite ways to eat cereal is to use it to top my yogurt. I feel kinda silly posting a recipe for a fruit and yogurt parfait (because I am sure yall know how) but I thought I would and list various cereals that would make good toppings (besides the classic granola).
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Kitchen Concoctions version
Yogurt: Vanilla, strawberry, strawberry banana, or mixed berry yogurt
Mixed fruit: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries; fresh or frozen
Nuts: Almonds, pecans, or walnuts
Cereal Topping: Total Blueberry Pomegranate, Total Cinnamon Crunch, Total Cranberry Crunch,Total Honey Clusters, Total Raisin Bran, Raisin Nut Bran, Oatmeal Crisp Crunchy Almond, Oatmeal Crisp Hearty Raisin, Fiber One, Fiber One Caramel Delight, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters
Layer all ingredients to your liking in a bowl or glass and enjoy!
General Millis is alsooffering all Kitchen Concoctions readers a $1 off coupon so you all can enjoy some cereal anyway you like it, just click here.
**Cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.