We all know cereal and milk go together like PB&J, but have you ever tried your favorite cereal on top of pancakes? We prepared a pancake platter with cinnamon toast cereal and OMG. The textures crunchy, soft, and fluffy along with the flavor of cinnamon and warm sweet pancakes are out of this world. Read on for an idea when to make these, who to make them for, and some fun reading!
With Labor Day creeping up, this recipe will be something to try with work and school being out. Labor Day is such a nice time to take a break from everyday life and have family over for end-of-summer fun.
” Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” – dol.gov
With this being said, Labor Day is celebrated across America with bar-b-ques, family-fun days, or even going to the beach. Breakfast is always an essential part of any day, so why not make it fun with this recipe before catching some rays at the pool or grilling some brisket or steaks?
Not a big Labor Day celebrator? Read on for alternative inspo.
P.S. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes and can be done as a whole family! Another great thing about this recipe is that all you need to make our pancakes is the mix plus milk of your choice. No EGGS, additional FLOUR, or BUTTER necessary.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- J’Adore Les Pancakes Mix
- Cinnamon Toast Cereal
- Butter or non-stick spray
- Maple Syrup (Optional)
- Whipped Cream (Optional)
- Cinnamon to sprinkle (Optional)
You should at least know how to preheat and butter or spray non-stick on a pan and make pancakes. So, very little experience is necessary. The difficulty level on this recipe is very low, just like the rest of our mixes.
TESTING THE RECIPE:
This recipe is Farin’UP approved by our Social Media Manager & Unofficial Recipe Tester, Crystal.
Here, she shares some thoughts and memories about the recipe.
“When doing research to get new recipe ideas, I like to find things I would like as well as our customers would WANT to make. This is a simple and fun recipe your kids can help with. In fact, our pancakes are so easy to make, your kids could make this whole recipe alone (with adult supervision of course).
In my case, I feel like my dog, Topo, wants to ‘help’ because she’s always sitting right next to me, curiously watching as I mix, bake, flip, or cook something up for work. Maybe she’s curious, maybe she just wants to watch what I am doing. No matter the case, she’s always waiting for me to drop something she can quickly scoop up and eat. She’s my unofficial supervisor in a way (lol).
Why do I love this recipe?
Just one bite of this yummy goodness reminds me of when I would eat cereal at school. My favorite days were the ones that started with cinnamon toast cereal and cold milk. Sometimes one bowl wasn’t enough. I would ask my mom to buy this yummy cereal so I could eat it after school or as a midnight snack.
When I made this a few months ago, I was surprised at how easy and quick they were to make. At the time I also had my brother-in-law visiting from St. Louis, Missouri and used him as a recipe ‘guinea pig’ so to speak. When I told him what I was going to make that day, he looked at me as if he knew I was going to make him try them. Knowing he’s kind of a picky eater, I knew he’d like this recipe, because he has the biggest sweet tooth in the family. Let’s just say he could eat a whole batch of our cookies and still want something with sugar.
After making all the pancakes and having him steal a couple to scarf down, I finally plated them and began topping them with the whipped cream, cereal, and cinnamon. He asked me for extra whipped cream, so I added more and topped with some real maple syrup. You can probably do this without syrup, but with his sweet tooth I pushed this plate to its sugary limits. I basically made the pancakes of his dreams here (humble brag).
He sat at my small kitchen bar area and stared at the pancakes with anticipation. First, he snapped a photo for social media, then he grabbed a fork and knife and began going at the pancakes like an animal. “OMG SLOW DOWN” I screeched. He just smiled with a mouthful of the pancakes and said, “Dang these are heat. They kind of taste like crunchy cinnamon rolls.” ‘Heat’ is his slang for amazing or delicious, so that’s a compliment (success). I think it took him less time eating them than it took for me to cook them. I’m always amazed that when someone is quiet, that means the food was good and that he was.
Knowing this picky 22-year-old kid loved them meant a lot of our customers would, so here we are. To this day he asks me to make them next time he visits us. I feel like his second mom (ha ha). Of course, I will make them, since they took no time at all and after all he only visits about once a year.
As this was a successful day, I made more and took some photos for our social media channels. It wasn’t difficult at all the beautifully capture this dish since it’s straight up food porn. What is food porn?
’Food Porn: Food Porn is beautiful and magnificent photos of food. Food Porn is often found on Instagram and sometimes Facebook. Food Porn is completely legal to watch or look at and you don't need to hide it in a secret folder on your computer. Unless you feel like your relationship with Food Porn should be kept secret and discreet. Then you hide that.. You hide that.. good. Food Porn is often confused with peas and corn, which is just porn. But they are two different things. Unless the Food Porn you're looking at is peas and corn. Then it's porn. You don't need to feel guilty after looking at Food Porn. It's completely normal. My fellow Instgrammers know what I'm talking about ;). Food Porn is with both desserts and normal food. Don't get desert and dessert mixed up.’ – Urban Dictionary
If that doesn’t explain it to you, feel free to Google it further! We don’t judge.
We’re definitely into that dessert FP, if you know what I mean.
After capturing some images of these sweet pancakes, I had to eat them. They were good, and I want more now that I am talking about it. My mouth is watering. I washed mine down with some Texas pecan coffee. This went delightfully with the cinnamon flavor of the pancakes (jots down as note in favorite pancake and coffee pairings)!
This is a great, easy recipe for families to try over the long weekend coming up (Labor Day). Hopefully it will begin new traditions!
I’ve started personally making these regularly for the nostalgia and amazing taste. My family enjoys them, so that makes it all worth the while, too.
I would hope parents, kids, or just anyone in general will create a similar experience as this as well as new memories in the process.”
Crystal (Farin’UP Recipe Tester)
Pancakes are such a versatile breakfast item. You can add almost anything to them. Why not add your favorite cereal? We love testing out recipes recommended by customers and with online inspo! So if you have a recipe you want us to try and blog about, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (we will give you n credit and a coupon)! Just include your name, why you like the recipe, steps and ingredients, and time.
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If you have alternative plans for Labor Day and they don’t include cooking breakfast, here are some ideas for any other day:
Adults and kiddos of all ages with love this breakfast idea!
Make as a special meal before school.
- The kiddos or kids “at heart” will eat this up (especially those with a sweet tooth or a love for cinnamon).
Make for the entire family on the weekend (yup that’s right, invite your mother-in-law or your crazy cousins)
- Don’t spend $$$ on going out to breakfast! Spend $ and your family will enjoy this sweet, rich breakfast along with overdue family visit time!
Have a brunch party at home.
- Invite your girlfriends or boyfriends or both! Decorate your dining room super cute and wash these down with some mimosas!
Make for a sleepover.
- Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? We certainly don’t. We encourage having breakfast for dinner (or lunch). We all know pizza, chips, soda, and candy are all present at sleepovers, so why not try these and make them your new staple? Your son or daughter’s friends will thank you.
- Bonus Idea: Set up a table as a “pancake bar” for easy and fun assembly.
As a breakfast for the kiddos this can easily be paired with juice or milk.
As a brunch/breakfast for adults (wink-wink) it can be paired with a mimosa (as stated above), juice, coffee, or milk 😊
INGREDIENTS (MAKES 10 PANCAKES):
- Half package of J’Adore Les Pancakes Mix
- 1 ½ Cup Milk (Dairy or Non-Dairy)
- Cinnamon Toast Cereal
- Whipped Cream
- Maple Syrup
- Butter or Non-Stick Spray
- Cinnamon to Sprinkle
- Preheat pan or griddle on medium high heat, spray with non-stick spray or lightly coat with butter
- Follow J’Adore Les Pancakes Mix recipe on back of package (one whole package makes 20 average pancakes, while half will make 10)
- Once pan or griddle is heated, pour even amounts of pancake batter (leave room for flipping)
- Wait until you get a good amount of bubbles on top while cooking first side, then FLIP and let cook for 1-2 more minutes
- Once desired number of pancakes is made, you can top with whipped cream, syrup, cinnamon, and finally the CINAMMON TOAST CEREAL!
- Once plated, take a photo and tag us on social media @farinupusa to be featured if you’d like!