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Summer 2009 Theme: Summer Breakfast Lovin'
Happy Summer Breakfast Lover,
We've got some great things cooking at MrBreakfast.com. We're happy to announce the launch of our new, improved website and the unveiling of The Cereal Project. Tell all your friends... and even people you don't know. Regular newsletters are set to resume this fall. Talk to you then. Have a fantastic summer.
Recipe Of The Month: Easy Banana Bread
This issue's featured recipe is a simple, basic banana bread that's received super high marks from the great breakfast lovers who have left comments on MrBreakfast.com. I hope you like it as much as we do.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
Cream sugar and butter, mash the bananas and add to the mixture.
Beat and add the eggs. Slowly add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Pour into a loaf pan.
Bake at 350 F for 35 to 45 minutes.
This recipe makes one 9 1/2 X 5-inch loaf or three 6 X 3 1/2-inch mini loaves.
That's all there is too it. Let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment on this recipe's page on MrBreakfast.com.
More Featured Breakfast Recipes For Summer
Let us know what you thought of the recipes by posting a note on MrBreakfast.com.
This is a simple way to add spark to a healthy breakfast of grapefruit. You'll really like this.
Green Eggs And Ham
In this recipe, it's avocado and green onion that give the eggs a greenish hue. Fun for St. Patrick's Day or after reading the famous book to kids (please leave out the bourbon if serving to children).
Red Flannel Hash
Top with poached eggs to make the meal complete.
Mashed Potato Pancakes
I like these with butter and maple syrup. But since they're more savory than sweet, they are also terrific with a fried egg and grated cheese on top. You can also try adding some chopped parsley or basil for color - or spice them up with jarred roasted red pepper or jalapenos! Delicious!
Flax Seed And Nut Granola (Low-Carb)
For more low-carb recipes try Mr Breakfast's Low-Carb Breakfast Index.
Better Blueberry Waffles
A good reliable blueberry batter. These waffles are great with a thin spread of butter topped with a few fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Great with maple syrup too.
To Find Your Perfect Breakfast:
MrBreakfast.com now has 2788 breakfast recipes. (And don't forget the 22610 restaurant reviews.)
There's Over 325 Ways To Make Toast
Over the last three years, MrBreakfast.com visitors have submitted their recipes for toast. Check it out: 326 Ways To Enjoy Toast.
10 Tips To Make Perfect Waffles
NEW PRODUCT REVIEWS
C Is For Cereal
This new cereal appears to be an attempt by Post to grab some of the toddler snack market from General Mills' Cheerios cereals. A head-to-head battle between Buzz Bee (Honey Nut Cheerios' mascot) and Sesame Street's Elmo (the character that appears on this new product).
The complete name of this cereal is Post's Sesame Street C Is For Cereal A is For Apple Cereal. The cereal pieces are shaped like X's and O's (which some could interpret as shorthand for "hugs" and "kisses".)
It's marketed directly toward toddlers and their parents and it's described on the package as "Ideal Food For Little Ones!"
When I poured a bowl of this new cereal, I was struck by how light the cereal pieces are. It's almost as if they float from the box into the bowl. Holding a handful of the pieces feels like holding a handful of styrofoam. Unfortunately, eating this cereal as a dry snack also felt like eating styrofoam. As an adult, I did not like this cereal dry. I'd be anxious to hear what toddlers think about it as a snack.
In milk, the pieces absorb a little liquid and become more dense giving them a mouth-feel similar to Cheerios. Now, we're left to critique the flavor.
What flavor? The apple taste is so subtle - you could eat an entire bowl and not realize that it's supposed to be apple flavored. In my imagination, I picture that the cereal is flavored by a little guy with a spray bottle. But for some reason, the guy is afraid of the cereal - so he approaches it, gives it a little spritz and then runs away.
To this cereal's credit, it "contains nutrients that help support healthy brain development." Since I rarely imagine little people spraying vats of cereal with spritzer bottles, I have to assume this product did enhance my brain... or somehow messed it up, depending how you look at it.
In the end, C Is For Cereal is B For Bad - at least from an adult perspective. Little kids sometimes like bland foods in small shapes, so the jury is still out on that one.
Nutritional Considerations: Each 1 cup serving of Post's C Is For Cereal has 110 calories, 1.5 grams total fat (0 saturated and 0 trans), 0mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 21 grams total carbs, 2 grams dietary fiber, 1 gram sugar and 3 grams protein.
The price we paid: $2.99
Greek Honey Crunch
The complete name of this new cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch. I was expecting something fun and different. The way they write "Greek" on the box is just how they do it on the menu of a Greek restaurant I like. The box graphics might be slightly unique, but the taste is nothing new.
The cereal is made up of very small flakes (that look like crushed traditional Honey Bunches of Oats flakes) and granola clusters - some covered in yogurt and some that are not. The predominate flavor is honey.
The granola clusters have very little impact on the eating experience. You might notice a slight crunch every 3rd spoonful, but any flavor they might add gets lost and diluted within the combination of flakes and clusters.
This cereal tastes and feels like traditional Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats that's been crushed and drizzled with a bit more honey.
That's not necessarily a bad thing. The taste is great. It's just not different.
Only real negative happens at the end of a bowl. Because the flakes are smaller or crushed, the cereal's consistency starts to feel like oatmeal when it gets soggy. It still tastes fine, but it's unnerving to start with a bowl of cereal and end up with a bowl of mush.
Nutritional Considerations: Each 1 cup serving of Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch has 230 calories, 3.5 grams total fat (1 gram saturated and 0 grams trans), 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 47 grams total carbs, 4 grams dietary fibber, 13 grams sugar and 5 grams protein.
The price we paid: $3.49
Read the complete reviews for these products and more at the
Mr Breakfast Product Review Home Page.
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