March 7, 2016

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National Cereal Day - Recipes using Honey Bunches of Oats #Recipes #giveaway #ad



National Cereal Day  is celebrated annually on March 7th.  So today, make sure you have a cereal breakfast, lunch or dinner. Heck have it for all three if you are feeling crazy!  Make sure to share your breakfast with someone special, a friend, your parents, brother or sister.

 Who loves Honey Bunches of Oats?  Raise your hands!   It is one of my favorite cereals!  Not only does it combine a little bit of sweetness with a yummy crunch!  Now they have added granola bunches to each of their blends. The cereal contains 4 nutritious grains (wheat, oats, corn, and rice) in crispy flakes and crunchy granola bunches. Each bowl of cereal has 10 grams of whole grain, only 6 grams of sugar, 0 trans/saturated fat, and 0 cholesterol.

There are quite a few varieties to choose from including Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted which provides 9 essential vitamins and minerals! Honey Bunches of Oats is a good balanced breakfast cereal made by Post and with the other nine flavors they offer you're sure to find at least one that you love!

Not only can you eat a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats, you can use it in recipes.  Check out these fun recipes:
"Fried" Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients
“Fried” Ice cream:

1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds Cereal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups vanilla ice cream

Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
  1. Place cereal in a medium bowl and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon. Add coconut and chili powder and combine.
  2. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Add cereal and coconut mixture and fry until it is golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop ice cream and quickly form balls with your hands. Place on a small tray and immediately return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until the balls are firm.
  4. Remove ice cream balls from freezer and quickly roll each ball in the cereal and coconut mixture. Return to freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the balls are firm again.
  5. When ready to serve, combine the chocolate chips, cream and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. If the chips are not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Serve each fried ice cream ball with a drizzle of cinnamon-chocolate.
 
Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1–3/4 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cereal, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Using a food processor, grind the Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cereal into a fine powder. (Note: 1–3/4 cup cereal yields 1/2 cup ground cereal.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground cereal, sugar, peanut butter and egg. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, fold in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop about 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough and drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, placing each cookie about 2 inches apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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