Last week, I was challenged to find delicious ways to mix up my Weetabix breakfast cereal! I love these sorts of plain cereals, so for me? This was a piece of cake! Challenge accepted.
Since the Weetabix biscuits are so low and sugar and high fiber, it felt only natural to keep from adding a lot of artificial sweetness to it. Plus, if you weren’t able to tell from my multigrain oatmeal post, I’ve always been more of a savoury gal.
I had some leftover strawberries from making a batch of jam. Waste not, want not, and you can’t ever go wrong with the classics, man. A breakfast doesn’t have to be any harder than this.
My son got curious about trying Weetabix. After a quick inspection of the ingredient label, we pronounced the box dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and safe for his allergies. While he wasn’t interested in trying it in cereal, he thought it’d make a good snack biscuit drizzled with honey and with a glass of milk. They are really easy to break up between fingers or little teeth.
I’m partial to nuts in my cereals, so I thought I’d give it a try with some pepitas and almonds. The flakes of coconut and soy milk added just a hint of sweet to everything.
I mentioned I like textures, right? I’ve been fooling around with hemp hearts, and I love them. So this day’s Weetabix was hemp hearts, chia seeds, and flax seeds for lots of fiber and heart healthy fats.
I saw that someone else had tried making their Weetabix with hot milk instead of cold. Since it has a consistency similar to oatmeal a few minutes after pouring milk on, I thought it’d be great to try it out hot milk with a sprinkle of coconut and palm sugar.
I have my own dehydrator and love drying banana chips. They add a really surprising sweetness that makes for awesome granolas and snacks. If you don’t treat them with any syrup or honey, they’ll dry rubbery and slightly chewy, but they’ll turn brown. I like them both pretreated with honey and not. So this day was banana chips and Craisins.
I think this one won the prize for the week! I love tart fruit (savoury gal, remember?), so Craisins hit the mix again today, and I had a couple of pears left over that needed eating up.
Have you tried Weetabix before? I have to admit this was my first time, though I’ve eaten other whole grain cereals. These biscuits are a lot easier to break up than some of the other ones!
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