I'm happy to report that I've found something BETTER.... muffins!
1. Muffins can be made ahead in large batches and frozen (very easy mornings)
2. Muffins can be made in all sorts of varieties. I have a basic muffin recipe that I just add ingredients to to make different types (see below).
3. Muffins lend themselves very easily to the soaking of grains which enhances the absorption of nutrients and is much easier on the gut.
So, why are they BETTER than cold cereal?!
4. NO DISHES TO WASH!!!
As you can imagine, breakfast alone, 13 cereal bowls filled our dishwasher. With muffins, I simply hand the children a napkin, their muffin and a fruit and breakfast is served and cleaned up in no time.
Here is my basic muffin recipe. Usually the grains get soaked the night before in the buttermilk, but if you don't have time or forget, then they are still better than store-bought boxed cereal.
This recipe makes almost 2 1/2 dozen muffins depending on the size and the add-ins you use. It can be cut in half or doubled. But, I suggest always making at least this size and freezing your extras if you don't have a mega-sized family.
( I like to use half hard red and half hard white, but anything will work)
This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday and Pennywise Platter.