So…I have a bit of a problem.
Sometimes, I’m lazy. Like, really lazy.
I walk into the kitchen because I’m hungry and when I open every cabinet and find nothing that is ‘ready to eat’, I retreat back to where I came from because I just don’t want to make anything.
I set my alarm much earlier than I need to because I want to wake up, get ready for work without rushing and grab a nice breakfast at home, but then I hit snooze and find myself rushing around and barely making it out the door on time. Sans breakfast.
(Don’t worry. I still eat breakfast. Just a couple of hours later than I would like. When I’m completely ravenous.)
I am home alone at night a lot because of my police officer’s crazy schedule and, while I always want to make myself a gourmet dinner, the thought of eating it alone depresses me and I just pour myself a bowl of cereal.
Um…I’m not really sure where I’m going with all of the lazy facts about myself, but let’s sum up what we have learned so far…
1. I like things that are ‘ready to eat’
2. I need quick breakfasts because I am always rushing out the door
3. I love cereal.
Thankfully, I made cereal bars that take care of all three of those most important facts that I just imparted to all of you. I know. I’m just full of deep thoughts and infinite wisdom today.
Eh, sometimes you have those days when all that is necessary is something delicious. No thoughts, no worries…just deliciousness.
Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
1-1/2 cups Corn Flakes
1 cup Multi-Grain Cheerios
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons peanut butter
In a large bowl, combine Corn Flakes, Cheerios, and oats.*
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter. Cook and stir until the brown sugar and peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour over cereal mixture and gently stir to coat evenly.
Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square dish coated in cooking spray and gently press down with a rubber spatula or your hands. Cool and cut into bars.
Store in the refrigerator.
*Feel free to use any type of cereal you want. I have used regular Cheerios, Wheaties, and Special K!
Okay, so I have a way to eat cereal that requires no work and is great to grab on the go.
I seem to be solving my life problems…one little step at a time.
Do you make time for breakfast at home or are you a ‘grab and go’ person?
What kind of snacks do you keep in your house that are quick to grab?