Cereals are one of the quickest ways to get your morning fix of breakfast, and are filled with a wide variety of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and healthy carbs. While it is perfectly fine to stick to your normal bowl of cereal and milk, there are ways to take your boring bowl of cereal to a whole nother level.
Here are a few ways that you can incorporate your regular cereals into a wide variety of fun snacks:
#1 Peanut Butter Cereals Bars
- 50 grams raisins
- 20 grams honey
- 185 grams peanut butter
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- 60 grams chocolate chips
- 95 grams almonds
- 95 grams cashews
- 120 grams rolled oats, or breakfast cereal of your choice
- 32 grams ground flaxseeds
- 40 grams dried cranberries
- Take a standard baking pan and line it with butter/parchment paper. Make sure to leave some overhang to ensure easy removal.
- Combine the almonds, cashews, and a third of the oats in a food processor and set to pulse.
- Combine this mixture with the rest of the cereals, cranberries, ground flaxseeds, and raisins.
- Take a saucepan and melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over low to medium flame until you have a consistent mix.
- Pour this melted mixture over your dry ingredients, gradually adding the chocolate chips to the mix. Gently stir to combine all your ingredients until you get the ideal texture.
- Transfer your cereals mixture into the baking pan, shaping the top of it with a spatula. Ensuring a compact fit will make it easier for the cereal to hold its shape.
- Put the baking pan into a refrigerator for about a day. Once it is set, cut your cereal bars into the desired shape and enjoy.
#2. Granola Banana Bars
- 2 large mashed bananas
- 92 grams rolled oats
- 68 grams crunchy breakfast cereal
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 28 grams peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- Take a muffin pan and line it with some parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all your dry and wet ingredients and gently fold them with a silicone spatula. You can also substitute your cereals with grain cereal for a more defined texture.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. Freeze it for at least an hour before cutting and serving.
#3 Cereal Delights
- 600 grams of your preferred types of cereal
- 350 grams marshmallows
- 50 grams butter
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, and add marshmallows once it is heated. Keep stirring the mix until your marshmallows are completely dissolved.
- Take the pan off of the heat and add in your cereals to the mix. Make sure to coat your cereals evenly with the marshmallow mixture. You can use breakfast cereal as a way to bring in some texture to the mix.
- Once you have the ideal consistency, pour your mix into a lined baking dish or pan. Flatten it with the back of a spatula and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Cut your cereal mix into the desired shape and serve.
#4 Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
- 600 grams fortified breakfast cereals
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 300 grams marshmallows
- 70 grams of peanut Butter
- 180 grams milk chocolate chips
- Melt the marshmallows and butter in a large bowl.
- Combine this mixture with peanut butter and the chocolate chips until you get a smooth consistency.
- Pour this mixture over the cereals until they are well coated. You can also use grain cereals for a more defined texture.
- Put the prepared mixture in a greased pan and set it to refrigerate overnight. Cut into desired shape and enjoy.
#5. Muddy Buddy Treats
- 600 grams of your preferred types of cereal
- 7 bars of your preferred milk chocolate
- 70 grams butter
- 280 grams shredded coconut
- ¼ cup of melted chocolate and melted caramel for garnish
- Combine your chocolate bars and butter over low heat and stir until you get a smooth consistency.
- Add in your cereals and fold gently so that they get coated evenly. Pour this mixture into a ziploc bag along with the toasted shredded coconut and shake the bag until it is evenly coated. You can use fortified breakfast cereals as a way to get in some extra nutrition to the treats.
- Pour out this mixture onto a greased cookie tin and refrigerate for at least four hours.
- Once set, drizzle your treats with the melted chocolate and caramel. Set to cool again. Cut to desired shape and enjoy.
#6 Cereal Muffins
- 500 grams of preferred types of cereals
- 30 grams raisins
- 120 grams sugar
- 500 grams all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups of molasses
- 1 cup edible vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 4 cups buttermilk
- Combine one third of your cereals and raisins in a medium sized bowl. Add boiling water to the mix and set aside. You can use fortified cereals as a way to make this more nutritious.
- In another bowl, add the rest of the cereal, oil, eggs, buttermilk, and molasses. Stir to combine.
- Once mixed, add baking soda, salt, and flour to the sugar mixture. On getting the desired consistency, stir in the now cooled raisin-cereal mix.
- Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Enjoy.
#7 Cereal Hash Browns
- A bag of frozen hash browns
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 can chicken soup
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
- 275 grams of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of your preferred types of cereal
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except your cereal and mix until you get a crunchy consistency. Add salt to taste.
- Transfer the prepared mixture to a lined and greased baking sheet. Top it off with the cereal. You can also use fortified cereal such as cornflakes for a more defined texture and extra nutrition.
Drizzle the mixture with some melted butter. Bake for about 50 minutes until you get a nice and golden brown cereals crust. Serve hot.