Friday, August 24, 2007

Healthy Honey-Cherry Crunch Cereal (With Vegan Variations!)

Mmm, breakfast. The most important meal of the day, and sadly, one of the most often overlooked. Too often, people grab a muffin or a doughnut and run, but a little advance planning can take a quick breakfast from health Hell to health Heaven in the blink of an eye.

This breakfast is a quick and easy meal (or snack, for that matter) to throw together in the blink of an eye, provided that you make the cereal ahead of time. It's full of vitamins, calcium, protein and fibre, and is like granola without the detriments of the oil most is cooked in. It's easy enough to make vegan (though you'd have to change the name, LOL), but any way you slice (or crumble) it, it is darn tasty!

Healthy Honey-Cherry Crunch Cereal
Serves One
1 tablespoon honey (or brown rice syrup to make it vegan)
1 teaspoon cherry juice
1 teaspoon fat-free soy milk (or skim milk)
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a small baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mix honey, juice, milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until blended.
  4. With a fork, stir in Grape-Nuts until well coated.
  5. Spread in a thin layer in the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake, stirring once or twice, for 5-10 minutes, or until the cereal has darkened and bubbling has subsided.
  7. Spread on a plate and let cool completely.
  8. Serve over vanilla yogurt, if desired.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 192.6
Total Fat: 0.6 g
Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
Sodium: 183.4 mg
Total Carbs: 47.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 3.4 g

To add to this delectable breakfast, Valli over at More than Burnt Toast has nominated me as a Droolworthy Blogger!!! I'm so touched to think that people actually read my mindless ramblings! Thank you!! My nominees will be up tomorrow for this award.

1 comment :

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