Sit-down breakfasts are becoming a thing of the past, Bloomberg reports. Due to the increasingly hectic lives of the American people, there’s rarely time to sit down and enjoy a bowl of cereal before work or school. In light of increasing grab-and-go snack sales, major cereal brands have begun marketing products like pastries and cereal bars in addition to their standard offerings.
The way we’re consuming our morning meals may be changing, but we’re still craving those classic cereal flavors. To that end, bloggers from all corners of the Web have sought to meet the demand for on-the-go morning dishes. These 6 superb recipes offer portable tastes of your favorite breakfast cereals.
1. Raisin Bran Muffins
These Raisin Bran Muffins “taste just like you would expect — raisin bran in muffin form,” writes Alida’s Kitchen. You’ll love the moist, flavorful character of these sweet muffins. Although the recipe originally comes from a cookbook called Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual, these portable breakfast snacks are a winner for all ages! The recipe yields 12 muffins.
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2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites
Indulging in a bagel on the go is now easier than ever, thanks to these cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites. Deliciously Yum explains, “Cereal makes up part of the bagel dough, which you can taste with every bite. If that’s not a dream come true, then I don’t know what is.” Incorporating Cinnamon Toast Crunch into your bagel dough makes for a sensationally sweet base, beautifully offset by a satisfying cream cheese filling. The recipe yields 16 servings.
Visit Deliciously Yum for the recipe.
3. Peanut, Cheerio, and Almond Snack Bars
First Look Then Cook blogger Dawn Klinghoffer calls her Peanut-Almond Snack Bars “a quick and easy treat,” making them a perfect choice for those rushed weekday mornings. Choose your favorite toasted oat cereal, such as Cheerios, to combine with peanut butter, oats, almonds, and other hearty ingredients. The result is an irresistibly sweet and salty snack option that everyone’s sure to adore. This recipe yields 16 snack squares.
Visit First Look Then Cook for the recipe.
4. No-Bake Fiber One Cereal Cookies
Bloggers Joanne and Adam Gallagher of Inspired Taste share their No-Bake Fiber One Cereal Cookie recipe via Tablespoon, calling this dish “the easiest and tastiest no-bake cookie we’ve had in a while.” Bursting with flavor, these cookies also offer a hearty dose of fiber and protein to keep you fueled and focused for the whole day. The recipe takes about 40 minutes to complete and yields 20 breakfast cookies.
Visit Tablespoon for the recipe.
5. Fruity Pebble Muffins
“These Fruity Pebbles Muffins are the perfect way to get breakfast into your kids on busy school mornings!” writes Crazy For Crust blogger Dorothy Kern. Don’t give them all away to the kids, though — these muffins make great on-the-go snacks for adults, as well. Each rich, luscious muffin base is enhanced with sweet, sugary Fruity Pebble flakes to create a morning meal unlike any other you’ve tried.
Visit Crazy For Crust for the recipe.
6. Grape Nut Scones
These nutritious Grape Nut scones are “quick and easy to make, low in sugar and can be sweetened up with fruit and interesting toppings,” explains Hungry Couple blogger Anita Schecter. “I decided to make them even greater by adding banana for moistness and Grape Nuts cereal for crunch and extra protein.” Each scone is packed with deliciously fruity and nutty flavors and contains fewer than 250 calories! The recipe yields 8 ready-to-serve scones.
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