The following is a sponsored post written be me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios. All opinions are my own 🙂
In my gluten free journey, there are several things that I really miss like Oreos (the GF ones just aren’t the same), real bread and especially a bowl of cereal in the morning. My cereal of choice was always Honey Nut Cheerios. For as long as I can remember, Honey Nut cheerios were a staple in my house. I’m not going to lie, it’s been hard living without them these past few years, but all that is about to change. Cheerios are going gluten free!!
So how did this miracle come to be? Well a little backstory… It starts with Phil Zietlow, an engineer at General Mills. Once his daughter was diagnosed with Celiac, he made it his mission (for nearly 6 years!) to make gluten free Cheerios. General Mills wants everyone to be able to enjoy Cheerios and since 1% of the population has Celiac disease and another whopping 30% is avoiding gluten, they threw their support behind him.
Turns out that by simply changing the sorting process and not the ingredients themselves Gluten-Free Cheerios for the masses could be achieved without sacrificing the flavors we all know and love.
To celebrate Cheerios gracing my pantry shelves once again, I felt the need to make a yummy recipe with my favorite cereal, something that my whole family would enjoy and even be able to take on the go! This is how the homemade Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Bar was born.
This is a great recipe to make the night before school or anytime you need a quick and healthy breakfast but are short on time.
1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp. cashew butter or almond butter
¼ cup raw honey
1/2 cup Honey Nut Cheerios (for the topping)
½ cup vanilla yogurt
Combine 1 cup of cheerios, oat flour, and salt in a small bowl.
In a separate, larger bowl, combine the nut butter and honey.
Pour dry into wet and stir until well combined (I used my hands at the end to make sure it was mixed well).
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Place the dough into the loaf pan.
Using a second sheet of parchment, firmly press the dough down.
Press the remaining 1/2 cup cheerios on top.
Place in the fridge or freezer to harden before cutting into bars.
Frost with yogurt just before serving, or you can just leave them plain. They are delicious either way.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.
One of the best things about this recipe, is that you can use any variety of Cheerios that you prefer. You can change it up by adding Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, or make it a little sweeter with frosted Cheerios, or even a combination of the 2. No matter what cereal you use, these bars are delicious!
You can find Gluten-Free Cheerios by looking for the Gluten-Free seal on the packaging. They are beginning to appear in stores now, but will be almost fully available in September. And guess what? The price won’t change!! Now you have no excuses to not check them out!
*Disclosure* this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.