8 Recipes That Will Make Cereal Your New Favorite Ingredient

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Put the bowl back in the cupboard and set down your spoon, there is a new way to eat cereal. Actually, there are several new ways to enjoy the crunchy clusters commonly served with milk. Sugary varieties find their way into baked goods, and plain flavors can be used as a crust for meat. So skip the soggy cereal, and try one of these eight ways of using cereal as an ingredient.

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1. Raisin Bran Bread

Kraft took Raisin Bran cereal and baked it up in a quick bread. Alternatively, the slightly sweetened cereal and raisins can be made into 12 muffins. Just lessen the baking time to between 25 and 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raisin bran cereal, divided
  • 1¼ cups fat-free milk
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) margarine, melted, divided
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 1½ cups of the cereal, the milk and 2 tablespoons of the margarine in medium bowl. Let stand 1 minute. Add egg and ¾ cup sugar; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and cinnamon until well blended. Spread into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Mix the remaining ½ cup cereal, remaining 2 tablespoons margarine and 1 tablespoon sugar until well blended; sprinkle over batter. Gently press cereal mixture into batter. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack; remove bread from pan. Cool completely. Cut into 16 slices to serve.

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