I’ve had this box of opened breakfast cereal in the pantry for a while. I was the only person eating it. Guess it ‘looked too healthy’ for anyone else to even try it! Truth is… it was a TASTY cereal that had real fruit it in and I didn’t mind eating it…. but as it happens, you get tired of eating the same thing and this box just sat.
So… I decided to see what else I could do with that last little bit of cereal in the box. I stumbled across a recipe that used plain old cereal and I saw Trisha on TV make a dessert with her old cereal (well maybe it wasn’t old) which inspired me.
This is what I started with:
A box of strawberry cereal from Aldis
A package of freeze dried bananas and strawberries
I know what you’re thinking. Why would anyone (1) make anything other than breakfast (or a snack) with cereal AND (2) why didn’t someone just eat the freeze-dried fruit? Well it turns out, no one likes the freeze dried fruit! (And to think I was hankering for a home freeze dryer.)
I opened the freeze dried fruit and crushed the pieces smaller and added to the batter at the end. I used strawberry extract instead of vanilla just because I had it (I also have banana….) and they turned out great and that box of cereal is gone!
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