We usually think about cereal as a breakfast food, but cereals can be an easy and delicious ingredient for many savory and sweet foods to be enjoyed around the clock. These 10 recipes will give you some out-of-the-box and affordable ideas that are healthier alternatives to the sugar-filled cereals your kids love.
1. Breakfast Sushi Rolls
If your morning meal is starting to get a little boring, why not try these super-cute breakfast sushi rolls? This combination of Rice Krispies, peanut butter and Nutella is perfect to make a sweet version of sushi. It may be just what you need to get the kids out of bed in the morning.
2. Milk and Cereal Bars
These bars are a popular morning snack that you can find in most grocery stores. However, their healthiness can be questioned. These on-the-go bars generally have a lot of added sugar and preservatives. Make your own cereal bars without the added sugar and give your kids a healthy start to their day.
3. Frozen Fruit and Cereal Bites
What’s better than a quick snack that requires no baking? These little cereal bites are the perfect lunch-box-filler or sweet afternoon treat. Yogurt and frozen fruit with cereal in bite-size form is sure to put a smile on the kids’ faces.
4. Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches are trending right now! People are getting creative with them at every possible opportunity. For a fun twist, try this recipe for a cereal cookie filled with your favorite ice cream. It’s the perfect dessert snack.
5. Date Cookies with Coconut and Rice Cereal
Dates are a great way to sneak a healthy ingredient into your kids’ snacks. These date cookies are a sweet, smooth and delicious snack that is full of protein and vitamins. The best part is that you can make these ahead of time and they’ll last you all week.
6. Corn Flake Cordon Bleu
If a more savory meal is what you’re after, then this chicken cordon bleu is a must-try! Use Corn Flakes to create a cheap, easy and low-calorie version of this longtime favorite. This will take your chicken dinner to a fancy new level any night of the week.
7. Freezer French Toast
Mornings can be a mad rush to get out the door, so save time with this easy option. This frozen French toast with Corn Flake crumbs can greatly simplify your mornings. Prepare and freeze this recipe on a Sunday and have a delicious meal every morning to start your day — even on the busier mornings.
8. Chocolate Cheerio Clusters
Who doesn’t love a simple recipe with only three ingredients? Combine Cheerios, peanuts and chocolate to create these yummy afternoon snacks. For maximum flavor, use three different chocolate types. You (and the kids) will love them!
9. S’mores Candy and Cereal Bites
S’mores have got to be everyone’s favorite sweet treat! This recipe is ideal since it gives you the taste of a good old s’more without the mess or need for a bonfire. For maximum flavor, use Golden Grahams.
10. Oat, Coconut and Corn Flake Ranger Cookies
These hearty oatmeal and crispy cereal treats are awesome for an on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack with a glass of milk. Made with Corn Flakes, oats and coconut, they are naturally low in sugar and a perfect cereal snack for you and the kids.