Fun ways to enjoy Barbara’s gluten-free cereals
Cereal: It’s not just for breakfast.
Of course, it does make an excellent breakfast food, don’t get me wrong. Gluten-free cereal, your milk of choice, and fresh fruit (sliced bananas, or a mix of strawberries and blueberries) is a wholesome way to start your day. But with cereal, you’re really not limited to making it just a breakfast food. Especially when you have versatile cereals to use, like Barbara’s five gluten-free varieties.
Barbara’s is well-known for their wholesome, healthier foods like cereals, cheese puffs, granola, and more. Five of the company’s GMO-free cereals are gluten-free:
Honey Rice Puffins: This cereal has 5 grams of fiber per serving and only 6 grams of sugar. It’s also vegetarian, Kosher, cholesterol-free, and low-fat. They’re crunchy pillows of brown rice sweetened with honey, and they taste delicious—a sure favorite for kids and adults alike.
Multigrain Puffins: Like the Honey Rice Puffins, these are also little pillows of crunchy goodness. These are made of oats, rice, and corn, with 3 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat per serving. They’re also free of cholesterol and are vegetarian.
Honest O’s Multigrain: These little circles of gluten-free joy are made from pure oats. This whole grain, Kosher cereal only has 5 grams of sugar per serving.
Corn Flakes: These crispy, crunchy corn flakes are organic, Kosher, and packed with whole grains.
Brown Rice Crisps: If you miss eating crispy rice cereals, this is a must-have cereal for you. As the name implies, they’re made from brown rice, and they’re a whole grain food that is also organic.
Any of these cereals is delicious as a breakfast food. But they’re also perfect as a non-breakfast item, too. Check out the ideas below and learn how you can use Barbara’s gluten-free cereals to make these fun recipes even more wholesome and delicious!
- Make a homemade snack mix. In a bowl, mix together Barbara’s Multigrain Puffins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, gluten-free pretzel sticks, and your favorite gluten-free nut like salted cashews or roasted almonds. Divide into individual snack bags and you have a perfect take-anywhere snack.
- Most yogurt parfaits use granola. Instead, use Honey Rice Puffins. Layer fruit, your favorite yogurt, and Puffins to make a sweet treat that you or your kids will love!
- Remember those candy necklaces you loved as a kid? Here’s a wholesome spin on the candy necklace: Get some string, slide some Barbara’s Honest O’s Multigrain onto the string, and make your child a delicious necklace—perfect for the kid who likes to nibble and graze.
- You can even blend cereal into your smoothie. Check out this easy recipe for a blueberry-banana smoothie that includes corn flakes!
Lunch and Dinner Ideas
- Making a casserole or baked macaroni and cheese (with gluten-free rice or corn pasta, of course)? Instead of sprinkling bread crumbs on top, crush some Barbara’s Corn Flakes to put on top. Combine them with some shredded cheese for a little extra yum.
- Need to bread some chicken? Corn flakes to the rescue again! This yummy recipe shows you how to bread chicken using corn flakes. You could also try breading fish the same way.
- Instead of using croutons on your salad, sprinkle on a handful of Multigrain Puffins.
- Need a pie crust in a pinch? This recipe shows you how to use crushed corn flakes to make a tasty pie crust. Be sure to use Barbara’s Corn Flakes to make your pie crust gluten-free.
- Use your corn flakes to make cookies! This simple recipe shows you how. To make the recipe gluten-free, use Barbara’s corn flakes, a gluten-free flour like Glutino’s All-Purpose Flour, and a gluten-free vanilla extract like McCormick’s.
- Use Honest O’s Multigrain or Honey Rice Puffins as a topping for your ice cream sundae.
- Baking wholesome muffins, like banana nut or bran muffins? Crush up your favorite Barbara’s cereal and sprinkle some on the top of each muffin for a little added crunch.
- Make a traditional favorite snack—rice krispie treats! Here’s an awesome no-bake gluten-free recipe. Be sure to use Barbara’s Brown Rice Crisps!
What other unconventional ways do you enjoy cereal? Leave a comment below and let me know!
For more information on Barbara’s gluten-free cereals, visit Barbaras.com.
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