Once In A Blue Moon

Cereal can be a versatile ingredient that goes beyond just breakfast. Here are a few unique recipes using cereal:

  1. Cereal-Coated Chicken Strips: Ingredients:
    • Chicken breast strips
    • Your favorite cereal (e.g., cornflakes, bran flakes, or rice cereal)
    • Eggs (beaten)
    • Flour
    • Salt and pepper
    • Cooking oil
    • Crush the cereal into smaller pieces in a zip-top bag.
    • Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
    • Dredge each chicken strip in flour, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with the crushed cereal.
    • Heat oil in a pan and fry the coated chicken strips until golden brown and cooked through.
    • Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.
  2. Cereal Parfait: Ingredients:
    • Greek yogurt or your favorite yogurt
    • Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    • Honey or maple syrup
    • Your choice of cereal
    • Layer yogurt, mixed berries, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup in a glass or bowl.
    • Sprinkle your chosen cereal on top for a crunchy texture.
    • Repeat the layers as desired.
    • Enjoy as a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack.
  3. Cereal Energy Bites: Ingredients:
    • Rolled oats
    • Peanut butter or almond butter
    • Honey
    • Chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
    • Dried fruit (e.g., raisins, cranberries)
    • Crushed cereal
    • In a bowl, mix rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, chopped nuts, and dried fruit until well combined.
    • Shape the mixture into bite-sized balls.
    • Roll each energy bite in crushed cereal to coat the exterior.
    • Refrigerate the bites for a few hours to set before enjoying.
  4. Cereal Crust Pie: Ingredients:
    • Crushed cereal (e.g., graham cereal for a twist on a graham cracker crust)
    • Melted butter
    • Sugar (optional, depending on the sweetness of the cereal)
    • Filling of your choice (e.g., no-bake cheesecake, chocolate pudding)
    • Mix crushed cereal with melted butter and sugar (if needed) to form a crust mixture.
    • Press the mixture into the bottom of a pie dish to form the crust.
    • Prepare your chosen filling and pour it over the crust.
    • Refrigerate the pie until the filling sets.
    • Slice and serve your unique cereal crust pie.

Remember to get creative and experiment with different types of cereal and flavor combinations to tailor these recipes to your taste preferences.

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