Are you as excited about berry season almost upon us as I am? Okay, I realize for some of you it's already here, but for us, we've still got about 3 weeks to go, and I am counting the days! One of our favorite summer time activities is visiting our local U Pick farm and coming home with pounds upon pounds of yummy berries. And now we've got a whole new way to enjoy them with a great recipe from Honey Bunches of Oats.
Their original recipe features New Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch, giving it an extra boost of protein, fiber and whole grain. The added combination of nutrition helps to deliver a healthy breakfast option the whole family will love. The cinnamon breakfast squares, made with the cereal, are perfect for topping with Greek yogurt and freshly picked berries for an even greater boost of protein to keep the whole family full. The fresh berries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and are a great way to step into spring!
These make the perfect breakfast for a busy summer morning, or even a simple snack or dessert later in the day! The flavor of the cereal goes so well with the yogurt and berries. It's so refreshing and gives you the energy you need for a full day.
Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt & Berries
1 c. Honey Bunches of Oats Cinnamon Crunch cereal
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, extra for garnish
1/2 c. milk
2 TBS butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (6 oz.) container Greek yogurt
3 c. fresh berries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
Honey for drizzling
Preheat oven to 425. Grease an 8-inch square pan. In a large bowl combine cereal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush the cereal with back of spoon. In another bowl beat eggs. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well. Combine with flour mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes until set when slightly touched in the middle. Remove and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. To serve cut into 6 equal sized bars. Top each with Greek yogurt and berries. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample in exchange for this feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own.