Breakfast is widely known as the most essential meal of the day. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. Unfortunately, we’re often in too big a rush to get a proper breakfast, wolfing down a bowl of cereal before rushing to work.
Now, thanks the the writers at Thrillist, you can have your breakfast to go by making cereal cookies. They’ve shared their recipe to makeover breakfast. And since it’s delicious and shouldn’t be shackled with that breakfast label, you can take your favourite sugary picks and loaded them onto white chocolate chip cookies, with some oatmeal. For health.
In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. Learn how to make your own cereal cookies by checking out the recipe below.
How to make cereal cookies
- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups cereal (any kind you like, or a mix)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture to bowl and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Place cereal in a bowl. Taking 3 tablespoons at a time, shape dough into balls and roll them in the cereal until coated. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a few inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool on the pan for a couple minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
- Eat with a cold glass of cereal milk, or make them into cereal-milk-ice-cream sandwiches if you’re really feeling inspired.
If you’re really into cereal—at any time of the day—you should visit the Cereal Killer Café in London.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.