Cinnamon Streusel Waffles With Shredded Wheat

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It should be noted, that we have a Farm Animal Waffler.

We are waffler people. It started well before marriage and kids, when we were long-distance dating, and dreaming about what it would be like to have breakfast together in our own home every day, or even just one time! What a dream! So we started giving each other breakfast-themed gifts. Christmas that first year saw maple syrups, flavored baking mixes, funny oven mitts, and maybe even a cheeky apron. Somehow, I dug up a photo of our first Christmas together. Maine, circa 2006.

For Valentine’s Day, it was heart-shaped egg makers and pancake/cookie cutters.

Once we had kids, of course our breakfast repertoire expanded to included character waffles, and heart-shaped EVERYTHING.
Of course we have kids who get in on our breakfast action, even though they have different tastes. Des loves bananas, and can eat three at once, and then ask for breakfast. Scarlet will eat scrambled eggs and cereal with milk, while Des wouldn’t touch eggs, and loves his cereal dry. Both kids can agree on waffles and pancakes, and have for as long as I can remember. My recipe is actually great for pancakes – Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes – but I made it for waffles to see how it would go.

Turns out – it’s awesome!

Think pancakes and waffles topped with coffee cake crumble. That is essentially exactly what this is – with a twist. I crush Shredded Wheat and put it in the mix before baking. What does this add? Texture, flavor, crunch. Important things. I love adding Post cereals to my baking and my breakfasts, but I do like to designate them for different things. This tastes delicious.

Shredded Wheat is also a crucial part of the streusel topping.

Post cereals are the products we buy and love. We keep them on hand for our guests to kick-start their mornings, and we keep them for ourselves too! In the great theme of kick-starting a new day in a new year, isn’t it amazing that cereal can be eaten at all times of the day, and for various occasions? Whether it’s on or with French Toast for breakfast or brunch, whether it’s snack time, or whether you want a good bowl of cereal at any time of the day or night, it’s always welcoming, comforting and delicious. I find that starting each day of the New Year off right – makes for lasting change – and it sticks around.

How do I love breakfast? Let me count the ways.

It’s the most important meal of the day – as you have heard for years – because it’s TRUE. Luckily, it’s never been easier to find a healthy and tasty breakfast from Post cereals. They help you kick-start your year, and start each day off right, with whole grains that are packed with nutrients – including protein, fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. They have fiber that keeps you full until lunch, by preparing your body for the day. It’s a new and better you with Spoonfuls of Goodness.

I have three favorites: Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts, and Great Grains.

Great Grains bring plenty of good things together to make a great breakfast. It has 36 grams of whole grain per serving, 12 vitamins and minerals, and 20% of your daily value for fiber. Grape Nuts, my old favorite, are a morning staple with 7 grams of fiber and 52 grams of whole grain. It is versatile and I eat them with milk, with cream, or in recipes.

Shredded Wheat, though! This is a new favorite. It’s packed with 49 grams of whole grain and 6 grams of fiber. Shredded Wheat Original is a classically wholesome breakfast – recommended by 9 out of 10 doctors to reduce heart diseases – and is the sole inspiration for my recipe today. Think about the topping of coffee cake – the coffee cake crumble. That is essentially what cinnamon streusel is – although it’s a bit wetter with maple syrup – and a bit crunchier with Shredded Wheat.

The recipe doesn’t take long to make, and if you happen to have already-cooked waffles on hand, you can bake them in the oven right with the streusel. Otherwise, you can bake the streusel separately and then top it over the waffles. I’m certain you can also spoon it into the waffle iron, but I haven’t been brave enough to try that yet. Lastly, you can spoon two tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel onto your pan, and cook pancakes or French Toast right on it! Just think of the best part of coffee cake – the topping – and how you can make it better with Shredded Wheat – and eat it as a breakfast topping.

Cinnamon Streusel Waffles

Cinnamon Streusel Waffles

Ingredients

  • For the Waffles:
  • 3/4 cup Post Shredded Wheat cereal
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.75 cups milk
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • For the Cinnamon Streusel:
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Shredded Wheat, crushed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground cereal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
  2. Add milk, oil and eggs
  3. Combine until smooth and wait for waffle iron to reach medium heat
  4. Pour batter into grids and pour crumble on top of batter
  5. Close lid and cook for 3.5 - 4 minutes or until waffles are golden brown
  6. For the Cinnamon Streusel:
  7. Mix together flour, sugar, butter, Shredded Wheat, and cinnamon in a large bowl until crumbs form
  8. Sprinkle the streusel on a baking sheet and bake until brown and crisp, about 12 minutes
  9. Top the finished waffles with cinnamon streusel and maybe berries too!
  10. Alternatively, you can heat a griddle or pan to medium low, coat with cooking spray, add butter, and then add two Tbsp of cinnamon streusel to pan. Then cook pancakes right on it. SO GOOD!
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So many fun and diverse recipes can be created using Post cereals – from sweet to savory and back to sweet again – and I love the endless possibilities. There is something for everyone in my family to kick-start our mornings together. Head over to your local Walmart and find these wonderful Post cereals in the cereal aisle. There’s a favorite for everyone in my family:

Which one is your favorite Post cereal?

Functional Breakfast Burritos: Taste Test

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When I say I’m a breakfast person, that may be a bit of an understatement. The correct term is breakfast enthusiast.

I have been known to have trouble sleeping the night before, because I can’t wait to eat breakfast the next morning. I have been known to make breakfast dates with friends who have initially asked for drinks dates, coffee dates, lunch dates or dinner dates. It’s just.. breakfast. This is my flow time. This is my happy time. It’s when I’m most creative.

This is when I’m most ravenous.

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With the new year just underway, I’m more focused than ever on starting 2017 off on a healthy note. As per usual, my goals are on bettering myself physically, mentally and emotionally, and on staying healthy with the help of Sweet Earth Natural Foods products. Cassidy and I used to make burritos during the early parts of our marriage. We’d throw anything on that our hearts desired, and that expanded later when I was pregnant. Sometimes it was carrots. Sometimes it was peppers.

I learned how to eat quinoa by living in San Francisco. Now that we’re parents and we’re in the middle of the frigid and endless months of a New England winter, I need a little more substance in my breakfasts lately. I need a kick to start my day. I generally need lots of protein and even more flavor. During this past weekend’s taste test, I found something new.

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Over the weekend, I went on a Functional Breakfast Burritos shopping spree – partly at Stop & Shop – and mostly at Whole Foods, I did not come up empty-handed. Not one to miss out on a single good thing, I got four flavors from Sweet Earth Natural Foods: Get Focused!, Protein Lover’s, Get Cultured!, and Lighten Up! What inspired their functional burritos? Form following function. The burritos are filled with vegetables, complex grains, omega-3, probiotics, fiber, and tons of protein.

I started my day with a Get Focused! today.

breakfast burritos

Sweet Earth Natural Foods make healthy foods, without compromising flavor. These easy-to-eat burritos are so much fun to discover, that Cassidy and Des happily helped me when I taste-tested all four flavors.

Get Cultured! – This one intrigued Cassidy the most. It’s a probiotic, vegan, Korean-inspired breakfast burrito, filled with – tofu, cabbage, carrots, spinach, fermented red pepper, edamame, and ginger. There are 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Intriguing, right? It was a little spicy, but not too much for me. I love the edamame! I think I have an obsession with fermented foods. I also love tofu. Would I buy it? Yes. Cassidy’s reaction was simple, but perfect: “I like it!”

breakfast burritos

Get Focused! This one was my most anticipated one, because I’m totally an eggs and cheese girl. This burrito also has rosemary, flaxseed, kale, peas, smoked gouda, and meatless Tuscan Grounds. There are 18 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and omega-3! It’s a favorite. I LOVE the eggs. This is totally my thing. There’s a slight fennel taste too.

breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos

Lighten Up – Lighten Up has only 190 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber. It has seasoned tofu, homemade salsa verde, spinach, black eyed peas, brown rice, and red bell peppers. The smell of the homemade salsa verde and the red bell peppers is instant! Des liked this one best. So if you are keeping score, Cassidy liked Get Cultured Best!, I liked Get Focused! best, and Des liked Lighten Up best. It has a nice traditional favor, and I bet it’s a favorite to many people. I LOVE the black eyed peas! I’m not a cilantro person, and it’s in there, but it doesn’t overwhelm at all. Also available in a 3-pack!

breakfast burritos

Protein Lover’s – This functional breakfast burrito contains Sweet Earth Natural Food’s Vegan Benevolent Bacon.

The smoky smell and taste is instant! This burrito is protein-packed with scrambled egg whites, quinoa, kale, garlic, meatless Tuscan Grounds, the Benevolent Bacon, and cheddar cheese. It has a whopping 20 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and is high in vitamins B1, B2, and C. I loved the quinoa – such a great texture! Also, this one is available in 3-packs.

Talk about healthy, convenient, and flavorful foods for your New Year’s Resolutions! I found my burritos at my local co-op, at Stop & Shop in the organic frozen section, and at Whole Foods. Find your local Sweet Earth Foods with THIS LINK.

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