Breakfast on the Go: Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day around here. Every day around 7:15 my kids come piling downstairs to eat their little bowls of cereal and fruit. Occasionally, my older girls will sleep in a little later depending on how quickly they went to bed the night before. Those are the days when things get a little hectic and this Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix really comes in handy on the way to school. It features Malt-O-Meal Frosted Mini Spooners, dried, and yogurt-dipped fruit, and a hint of chocolate.
I don’t know about you, but Frosted Mini Spooners are my favorite Malt-O-Meal cereal. I love that they come in a giant 36 ounce re-sealable bag which is perfect for a week’s worth of breakfasts around here. They are so fresh, tasty, and perfect with milk, in parfaits, plain, or in my Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix. Their slightly sweet taste and crunchy texture make them a perfect option for snacking.
My kids love cereal, fruit, and yogurt so I thought it would be a great idea to make a large batch of Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix featuring Malt-O-Meal Frosted Mini Spooners. This snack mix is perfect for any time of the day and would be a good breakfast idea for on the go families. Simply place some in a snack bag and head out the door. Thanks to the cereal and fruit combination, you pretty much get all the breakfast foods in one portable mix.
Want to make some Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix for your family? Here is what you’ll need:
*recipe can be adjusted based on serving size/amount of mix you’ll need. You can also buy each fruit already dried, or dipped in yogurt.
- 3 cups of Malt-O-Meal Frosted Mini Spooners
- 1 lb of strawberries sliced thin and dehydrated for 2-4 hours in the dehydrator, or baked in the oven at 200 for 4 hours (turn berries at the halfway time mark)
- 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
- 8 ounces of blueberries
- Dried banana chips. Find out how to dehydrate your own here.
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels for drizzling cereal
Dehydrate your fruits until crispy and non-tacky. Set aside in air-tight containers
Dip blueberries in yogurt and place them on a wax-lined baking sheet for the freezer. Freeze for 1 hour. If you feel like your berries could use another coat, repeat this process. I find if you use a quality Greek yogurt it works better to coat them. Once they are done store them in an air-tight container in the freezer.
In a microwave-safe bowl temper your chocolate for 20-second intervals, stirring in-between each. One it is creamy, add it to a freezer bag and snip off a tiny piece of the corner to make a DIY frosting bag
Arrange cereal pieces on a baking sheet and drizzle with chocolate.
Place them in the fridge to harden for at least 30 mins
Once each component of the snack mix is ready, add all but the yogurt covered blueberries to your mix and store in air-tight containers or bags. Add blueberries before eating to preserve their coating. They will melt quickly if left out too long. You could also buy store-bought yogurt covered fruit to make prep easier. We just like to DIY whenever possible.
Since my kids love this mix, I will be most likely making some each week for morning snacks during summer vacation. With three kids, being prepared for meals is a must!
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Will you be trying this Fruity Breakfast Snack Mix? What is your favorite Malt-O-Meal cereal?