Would you like to give your kids something different to cereal or toast for breakfast? These cereal toasts are a good mixture of cereal and toast. They take cereal ingredients, add some real food ingredients to it, then bake them in an oven to form toasts. Once the toasts are made, add toppings to further boost the goodness and keep tummies fuller for longer.
Like with pancakes, our family prefers to add sweetness by way of the topping rather than the base. If you think your family would like a little sweetness to the toasts, add a splash of maple syrup or rice malt syrup to the ingredients.
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tspn cinnamon
- 2 tblspns 100% peanut butter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup puffed rice
- 1 tblspn chia seed
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- In a mixing bowl, mash the banana
- Add in the egg and cinnamon. Mix well
- Add the peanut butter and mix well
- Add the oats, puffed rice and chia seed. Mix well until all the dry ingredients are now wet
- Place a sheet of baking paper on a large baking tray. Take a dessert spoon of the mixture and put it onto the tray, then use the back of the spoon or moist hands to flatten and shape the mixture into square toast shapes. This recipe will make 6 toasts.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown
- Allow to cool, then add your toppings
- Real butter
- 100% peanut butter
- 100% peanut butter with apple or banana slices
- Natural greek yoghurt with berries
- Ricotta cheese with drizzle of raw honey or rice malt syrup
- Ricotta cheese mixed with cream cheese and mashed banana
Storage / Freezing
Store the toasts in a container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To use, warm them gently in a dry frying pan. To freeze, separate the toasts with baking paper, then place in an airtight container. To use, defrost and warm gently in a dry frying pan.
2 Other Ways
- Biscuits – Add some cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) or some sultanas, mix, then use smaller spoonfuls to make into biscuits. Spoon the mixture onto the baking tray, then flatten a little.
- Dessert – Place some frozen bananas in a processor and mix until it forms an ice cream. Don’t overly process because we want the ice cream a bit firm. Place ice cream in a thick layer on one toast, then top with another. Banana ice cream sandwiches – Yum!
Story behind this recipe
Our son goes through stages where he just wants cereals (a mix of rolled oats, puffed rice and corn, maybe even a weetbix) for breakfast. I call these cereals cardboard and prefer to have them as a back up, so we have a deal – he can have cereal, as long as he lets me give him something more nutritious to start with. Most mornings, if I am well prepared, he doesn’t even get around to having cereal. This week however, I have not been prepared and so nearly everyday, he has had cereal. Today I wanted to break the habit again, so I created these cereal toasts. The cereal toasts are a combination of the cereal (or I call it cardboard) he loves but mixed with a whole lot of real food goodness to boost the nourishment. We added toppings which include protein and good fats to help keep us all fuller for longer.
Just a reminder, you don’t need to be a master chef, or have a big spotless kitchen to make awesome nutritious meals or snacks for your family.