Uses for Leftover Cereal

Have just a little bit of leftover cereal that might even be getting stale, there are lots of ways to use it in cooking and snacks. This is a guide about uses for leftover cereal.
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September 3, 2011 Flag
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When you cook, you need to be spontaneous. It may sound strange, but cooking is a little like trial-and-error. I was once making a banana milkshake when my sister suggested I put Coco Puffs in it. This came out delicious. So if you see a spice just lying around try putting it into your dish; you never know!

By fenben from Totowa, NJ

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

I just did this yesterday. I tossed in some sugar-cinnamon from the spice rack to jazz up the blah taste of canned sweet potatoes.

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May 28, 2004 Flag
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Ideas and tips for leftover or stale cereal. Post your ideas below!

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March 4, 20050 found this helpful

I sprinkle it on my deck rail for the birds/squirrels to eat.

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December 10, 20050 found this helpful

I use stale cereal crushed in my meatloafs instead of crackers or bread... For left over cream of wheat I put it in a pan and chill it until firm. then cut into squares and dip in flour...fry in butter until browned on each side...serve with butter and syrup....great for breakfast. You could also use it a you would polenta

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November 28, 20080 found this helpful

With cheerios, I actually fry it up with a little butter and salt and give it to the family as a treat instead of popcorn. An old family trick that tastes great.

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November 28, 20080 found this helpful

With cheerios, I actually fry it up with a little butter and salt and give it to the family as a treat instead of popcorn. An old family trick that tastes great.

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January 17, 20090 found this helpful

I just love stale cereal on it's own, it's much more chewy and flavourful than normal cereal.

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November 12, 2004 Flag
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I am a child caregiver. I end up with lots of small amounts of dry cereal every week. I take the extra cereal and crush them.

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April 27, 2011 Flag

Tired of throwing out cereal when there's not enough for a bowlful? Make "mystery cereal". Get a nice large plastic container with a lid and just pour those odd bits of cereal into it.

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September 13, 2006 Flag
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Use leftover or stale cereal as a casserole topper. Just crumble it up and use in place of or in addition to crackers.

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June 6, 2006 Flag
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I have been searching for ideas for using WIC cereal. I receive 48 ounces every month but we only go through about half of it. I can choose between Kix, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, and corn flakes. Does anyone have any great recipes or new uses for one of these cereals?



scruggle from Dublin, GA

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June 8, 20060 found this helpful

When my kids were still at home, I would melt some almond bark or chocolate chips (or any other flavor), add some peanut butter and add odds and ends of cereals, peanuts, raisins, mini marshmallows - anything like that - and make them into bars. Even if they didn't care for the individual items, they loved the bars adn they were relatively healthy and nutricious.

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June 15, 20060 found this helpful

You can use these cereals to make into Rice Krispie squares along with the Rice Krispie cereal, or alone.

These cereals can be used as stretchers in any bread, cookie, or cake recipes. Also, if you wished they could be used in stretching meatloaf or hamburger patty recipes. Or as topping when mixed with a bit of melted butter on top of a casserole. Or crushed and used on top of salads, instead of croutons.

You could use the Cheerios for the kids to string up to make 'necklaces', for a rainy day project. They'd be edible, afterwards.

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June 17, 20060 found this helpful

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/wicfoods/cerealrcp.html

Minnesota Department of Health has some great recipes for using different WIC products.

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

well, ive heared of using crushed cornflakes as chicken batter, its like knock off kfc, i know there are recipes on the internet if you look.

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December 5, 20070 found this helpful

I found some great recipes on Kraftfoods.com that use cereal. Just put into the search POST and you'll get a bunch of recipes. There are a lot for Honey Bunches of Oats.

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October 3, 20160 found this helpful

April 8, 2001 Flag
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Whenever the last bowl of cereal is emptied from a cereal container, there is a powder remnant. Instead of throwing it away or eating a really soggy last bowl of cereal, I save it for powdering raisins which I pack daily in my office lunch.

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October 2, 2004 Flag
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Some time ago, I saw a recipe for muffins which uses the leftover crumbly stuff that is at the bottom of every cereal box. I can't remember where I saw it, but if anyone knows, I would love to have it again. Thanks,

NC Mom

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October 17, 20040 found this helpful

I know this is 2 years late but if you ever check your post again - here's a recipe I found online.

KATIE'S LEFTOVER CEREAL MUFFINS

This next one is a genuine original and has come in handy many times.

Combine:

2 cups unsweetened leftover cereal or granola (this works with those sample packages that arrive in the mail no one will try)

2 1/2 cups flour

2 T baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1 T cinnamon

Combine:

2 cups milk

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moist. Fill greased muffin tins (paper wrappers don't work with these).

Sprinkle tops with a combo of 1 T cinnamon and 3 T sugar (can be raw or granulated) and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Makes 24.

Katie Watts

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