Cereal for 3 Meals a Day

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I have an obsessions with cold cereal. Growing up cereal was only for breakfast… or special occasions. Every Easter, Mom purchased four boxes of sugar cereal, one for each kid, to put in our easter baskets. It was the only time she bought sugar cereal, and the only time were were allowed to have cereal for more than just breakfast. In college, cereal served as breakfast, a late night snack, a side dish with dinner, and occasionally as dessert. Tell me I’m not the only one who lived off of cereal? 
Now that we’re out of school, I’m attempting to break those habits … but sometimes something is so good you want to eat it for every meal, even if you don’t have to.
In honor of Easter and my favorite cereal, I whipped up two easy recipes using my favorite cereal I picked up at Walgreens, Honey Bunches of Oats, so I can justify eating it over and over. The first is an actual recipe, the second is a ‘non recipe.’ 
The Menu:
Breakfast: a crunchy bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with milk and a glass of blackberry juice
Lunch on the go: whole wheat Honey Bunches of Oats muffins 
Dinner: Honey Bunches of Oats crusted chicken with honey mustard dipping sauce (serve with your favorite cooked vegetable, this roll recipe, and a light salad)
Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Wheat Muffins
These are great for lunch on the go but would also be perfect for a spring brunch or something to tie you over before easter dinner. 
What You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C white flour
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C rolled oats
  • 1 C Honey Bunches of Oats
  • 1/4 C chopped honey bunches of oats for sprinkling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/4 C butter, melted
What You’ll Do:
  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) in bowl.
  • Add in vanilla, honey, milk, egg, and melted butter. 
  • Stir in oats and cereal. 
  • Spoon into muffin pan (2/3 full) and sprinkle chopped/crushed pieces of cereal on top.
  • Bake at 400 for 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
**For some of the muffins I sprinkled unchopped pieces of honey bunches of oats and the edges of the cereal pieces burned in the oven. With the smaller pieces it worked better. 

^^For this chicken, substitute crushed Honey Bunches of Oats for breadcrumbs when you bread it and bake as you usually would. For these I dipped the uncooked chicken in egg, and then in crushed cereal pieces. Afterwards I cooked in a little olive oil on the stove top (but often I just toss it in the oven on 350 until cooked all the way through). The cereal gives it a crunchy and sweet outside so I like to pair it with a honey mustard or a spicy dipping sauce.

Because we eat so much cereal I end up waiting for the sales and buying a lot at one time. One of our favorites to stalk up on is when Walgreens mark select post cereals down to $1.99 (over 50% off what they’re usually listed for there). Last time I bought ten boxes. From now until April 5th you can get boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats (and a few others) for less than $2 while supplies last. You can bet when the movers show up in a few weeks, they’ll be moving part of the cereal stash I’m picking up later today 🙂

Okay spill – what are your favorite cold cereals? 
Which one would you eat for three meals a day?


  1. Oh my goodness, I are cereal all three meals freshman year if college as well! It's just so comforting and reminded me of home and my mom who eats it all the time as well. I'm going to make that chicken it looks sooooooo good!

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