March 7 is not only my wedding anniversary but it’s also National Cereal Day. Yes, there’s a day for everything. I find the food holidays a little silly but there’s a huge part of me that also loves them. Let’s be honest, I love any excuse to celebrate National Margarita Day or National Soup Month but we all know these food “holidays” are quite unnecessary. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to humor myself by celebrating National Cereal Day because … why not?
Growing up, I didn’t eat a ton of cereal but I did have a few favorites: Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes. I know what you’re thinking: Corn Flakes is a boring cereal for a child. But I loved slicing fresh bananas—not very childlike—into my Corn Flakes. Now in adulthood, I still don’t eat many bowls of cereal though I have developed a newfound love Honeycombs (they’re so good).
Today, I’m celebrating National Cereal Day by sharing a roundup of recipes for cereal bars.
Berries & cream cereal bars
This is perfect if you love strawberries. It’s just a handful of ingredients and the cereal of choice is Cheerios Very Berry. These are great to pack in a lunch for a midday pick-me-up
No bake sweet & salty cereal bars
Everyone loves a sweet and salty combination and this recipe is a balanced blend of both flavor profiles. Ingredients include pieces of pretzels, M&M’s and chocolate—sounds heavenly, right?
Healthy no-bake cereal bars for kids
I’m not a parent yet but I imagine that getting children to eat can be a difficult battle at times. These bars only have 6 ingredients and they’re full of protein and fiber (you don’t have to tell your kids that part).
Healthy 5 ingredient granola bars
If you’re looking for a gluten-free, vegan cereal bar recipe, this is it. These are great for breakfast or even just as an afternoon snack.
Milk and cereal breakfast bars
Talk about simple. This recipe uses very simple ingredients like yogurt, honey, vanilla and cereal to whip up these beauties.
Which recipe will you make to celebrate National Cereal Day?
Shawanda Mason is the creator and blogger of Eat.Drink.Frolic. For recipe questions or to chat about eating, drinking or frolicking, she can be reached at [email protected] or by following her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.