Putting a spin on a traditional breakfast food for National Cereal Day

If you raised your favorite spoonful of cereal this morning, evidently you knew to celebrate National Cereal Day the right way. Of the 314 million people in the United States, 2.7 billion boxes sold every year and 49 percent of people start their day with a bowl of cereal. A nice bowl of cereal is a classic homemade meal many people grow up loving. Whether for breakfast or a midnight snack, it’s a simple go-to for people of many ages. For many college students, cereal with or without milk is just fine; however, when you think about all of the things you can do with cereal, you might find out just how much you underestimated inexpensive meal. Mixing up your cereal creative, strange, healthy, and tasty in a variety of ways.


Mixing boxes of cereal

Taking two different boxes of cereal and mixing them together instantly offers a homemade snack mix and makes for easy bite size grub. Depending on which brands you choose to blend, doing this might cause a serious sugar rush. This is something many college roommates experience when having different favorites to experience with. Try mixing Cap’n Crunch’s Oops! All Berries and Cinnamon Toast Crunch together for a sweet, crazy and flavorful taste.


Kiddie classroom use

In elementary school, teachers come up with many different ways to get kids to be engaged and attentive during lessons. Food, espescially cereal, is one way to keep kids absorbed with classwork. For many math courses, it’s a fun way to learn how to count, add and subtract. Actually eating the cereal remains the best part though.

Cereal as a topping:

Cereal can make great toppings on desserts and other foods. Things like ice cream, yogurt, brownies, cakes, pancakes, waffles, macrons, cupcakes… the options go on and on. You can even try cereal such as Trix, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops, and Rice Krispies on some signature pastry dishes.


Cereal + Marshmallows= Win

Pick any cereal, melt some butter and some marshmallows, and then mash everything together. The recipe is quick, easy, and simple to make, and is a favorite for all ages. Rice Krispies is the most popular brand used for this recipe. For more fruity tasting selections try Fruity Pebbles or Trix for a healthier preference.