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This post was contributed by Laura of In Which I Record Memories.
Post® Cereal Makes A Fun Back to School Breakfast for Kids!
Making a healthy breakfast for my daughter is important to me, but it’s also important to come up with fun ways for her to eat it. Post® cereals are a wonderful way to make sure she gets the best breakfast she can get. Our two favorites are Fruity Pebbles ® and Honey Comb®. Honey Comb® cereal is just right for her little fingers to pick up and put in her mouth, and they’re perfect for breakfast or as an after-school snack. Her favorite sign, “more,” gets put to good use when these are out! Fruity Pebbles® are a little trickier for her to pick up, but she loves them on her French Toast. Not only does this colorful Post® cereal make her French Toast Sticks look like a celebration on the plate, but they add a delightful crunch and just the right amount of fruit taste. What more do you need for the perfect breakfast for kids?
Feeding Sophia Fruity Pebbles® Crusted French Toast gives me the peace of mind that she will be starting her day with a full tummy and ready to do what she does best: play! Whether she decides to start at the books, the stacking cups, or the blocks, she will be able to concentrate on the task at hand rather than a rumbly tummy.
This recipe is a kid-friendly one that lets kiddos of all ages get involved in the cooking, though adult assistance is definitely required with the hot pan. I have always found that when you involve children in the cooking, they are much more likely to want to eat the final product (unless you just gave away your secret of sneaking broccoli into the spaghetti sauce). The best part about this breakfast for kids is how quick it is to make. You can put it together and on the plates for your hungry family in less than 15 minutes. It will often disappear from their plates in even less time.
Post Fruity Pebbles® Crusted French Toast Breakfast for Kids
Here’s what you’ll need:
Post Fruity Pebbles® cereal
½ to ¾ cup of milk, depending on preference
Texas toast (for sticks) or regular bread
Non-stick spray (optional)
Here’s what you do:
Enlist the aid of your child in smushing up the Fruity Pebbles®! I suggest putting some in a zip-top baggie and letting them go to town. Squeezing, flinging, hitting with blocks, all get the cereal broken up.
- Make up the wet tray: whisk together the eggs and milk. If you use a shallow but wide container it will make dipping the bread in a lot easier.
Pour the pulverized cereal onto a plate. Let little ones eat a few pieces of Honey Comb® if you need a distractionary measure while you cook up their breakfast.
Dip the bread of choice into the wet tub first, coating all sides. Then, dip it into the pulverized Fruity Pebbles®, making sure to get all sides. An older child can help here and in the next step.
Put the bread into a pan (sprayed with your non-stick spray if needed) that’s on a stove set to medium high. It’s helpful if you allow the pan to get hot first so you can get more even cooking.
Flip once the aroma of Fruity Pebbles® starts to hit your nose. Or, when a lifted corner shows them starting to carmelize.
Let the other side cook
All done! Remove from pan, and let cool before serving to your child, husband/wife, and yourself.
Now that you have decided that your family will love this as much as mine does, here’s an added bonus: You can save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Post® cereal or Pebble Treats at the Dollar General. A good Back to School breakfast, full tummies ready for learning and play, a happy mama who’s saving money….what gets better than that?
Laura is a mom, a wife, a student, and a lab rat. She has a wonderful little girl, Sophia, who teaches her something new every day. When she’s not doing research, she enjoys documenting her growth, spending time with her husband, and participating in mud runs. You can find the story of her crazy life at In Which I Record Memories.
I bet Laura’s little one had such a fun time helping crust that cereal for her French Toast! I know my kids would. I love how this recipe can be modified and tried with all of the different Post® Cereals, too. Thanks, Laura!
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