Remember my post from earlier in the week on being a Summit Sampler? I came home to a box of cereal waiting for me yesterday. And realized something: I had never eaten Grape-Nuts®. My Mom, being of the “back to nature” crowd in the 70/80’s…well she did. But that was “hippy cereal” in my eyes as a kid. Kirk was poking me yesterday about how I was getting old since I had those boxes in my hands (since it proclaims “An excellent source of fiber!”). Har har. I had a bowl of the Grape-Nuts Fit® cereal for snack last night and realized Wow. This cereal is GOOD. Pair a sandwich bag of it with dry milk + water, or a container of coconut milk….and this would be a great breakfast on the trail. Even Kirk was liking it.
Staring at the box of Grape-Nuts® I asked myself why I was judging it without trying it. Barley is a main ingredient? Oh, maybe that is why my Mom liked it so much. Who knew. I sure didn’t! I checked out the recipes on their website to see if there were any that could be trail-friendly. There were, and I had a hungry toddler waiting for breakfast so we got creating.
PB & ‘nanner Spread (Adapted from a Post® Cereal recipe)
- 1 large banana, ripe
- 1 packet peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice (2 Tbsp worth)
- ½ cup Grape-Nuts cereal, bagged in snack-size bag
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 2 English muffins, bagels or tortillas
Peel banana, mash up in a new snack-size bag. Add in peanut or other butter, stir well, then stir in cereal. Spread on bread of choice (if using English muffins or bagels, split first). Sprinkle raisins on top.
Sunbutter spread is also nice for those avoiding peanuts and nuts.
If you like breakfast a bit sweeter, consider a packet of honey or jam to add on top.
Yes, you can mash the mix up in a bowl, it is messy though. So take my hint, use a small bag to do it in!
FTC Disclaimer: We received product samples used in this recipe.