7 Clever Foods You Can Make With A Box Of Cheerios
If there’s one universal pantry item that most people have in their kitchens, it’s probably a box of Cheerios. The breakfast cereal really comes in handy when you’re in a bind, or maybe you just really love Cheerios and want to incorporate them into as many aspects of your life as possible. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Cheerios-Crusted Chicken Tenders
You can easily make a coating for your chicken tenders with Cheerios. Put them in a blender with some grated parmesan cheese, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Soak your chicken tenders in buttermilk and then coat each piece with the Cheerios mixture before baking.
2. No-Bake Cheerios Snack Bars
If you need easy snack bars to take to work with you in the morning you can use Cheerios, along with brown sugar (or coconut sugar), honey, peanut butter (or nut butter) and rolled oats. You can also add other things like dried fruit, coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
3. Honey Nut Cheerios Pancakes
Some people are so devoted to their Cheerios they want them in their pancakes. This recipe calls for Cheerios, rolled oats, milk, eggs, honey, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. You can add in the Cheerios when you’re mixing all of the dry ingredients together in the beginning and then sprinkle some on top for extra crunch before you serve them.
4. Jumbo Breakfast Cookies
Why not have cookies for breakfast? When it’s cold out, you need some motivation to get out of bed in the morning, so it could be a good idea to have some treats lying around. This recipe has you combine sugar, butter, water, peanut butter, vanilla, eggs, flour, oats, raisins, salt, baking soda and Cheerios. These cookies are pretty hearty and thick compared to your average chocolate chip.
5. Cheerios Banana Raisin Muffins
When you want your carbs in muffin form, these Cheerios banana raisin muffins will come in clutch. This recipe has you combine ripe banana, buttermilk, dried cranberries and Cheerios with the usual muffin ingredients. These are pretty ideal for bribing your coworkers if need be.
6. Dulce de Leche Apple Bread
This Cheerios twist on apple bread has a nice crunch to it. It might sound a little fancy, but this recipe is pretty easy. All you need to do is mix your ingredients together (try to find Dulce de Leche Cheerios if you can), spread them into a pan and bake for an hour.
7. Hot Buttered Cheerios
This old-school snack can be really comforting. It’s simple, crunchy, buttery and salty, all at the same time. In a large skillet melt some butter, add in your Cheerios and toast for about 3 minutes. Remove them from the pan when they’re toasty and all of the butter is melted and coating the cereal. Sprinkle with a little salt and you’re good to go.