Susannah Locketti: Every summer, my kids like to get creative at breakfast. This week we had fun with Limited Edition Trix Swirls Cereal. Trix Swirls combines two mouthwatering fruity colors into every fun puff. The result? Satisfied taste buds and a spark of creativity for breakfast. My kids couldn't resist the fruity combos, which include lemony green, berry berry blue, and rasporangey orange.
While Evan and Aidan noshed on Trix Swirls (did I mention it's a good source of calcium and vitamin D?), I decided to double the fun and turn them into Trix Tie-Dye Waffles. The Trix Rabbit would be so proud! This recipe is super easy and makes about five oversized circular waffles. The Trix Swirls puffs colorfully show through the waffle to get the kids' attention! Any leftover waffles can be frozen and turned into ice cream sandwiches by filling the middle with a scoop of your kids' favorite ice cream, or even rainbow sherbet for double the swirls! I also used Trix Swirls to make a Trix Swirls Bananaberry Parfait. Both of the recipes are below ... have fun with them and let me know what the kids think!
1 ¾ cups flour (I like to use a white/wheat blend)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup any type milk
½ cup olive oil
1 ½ tsp lemon extract
1 ½ cups Trix Swirls cereal
In a large bowl, combine flour through baking powder and stir to mix. Make a well in the center and drop two eggs in. Whisk the eggs gently in the center, and then add the milk through extract, whisking until the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Add the Trix Swirls, stir, and allow to sit for five minutes while you heat a waffle iron and coat it lightly with cooking spray. Add ¾ cup to 1 cup of waffle batter to the waffle iron and cook as you would regular waffles.
8 oz banana strawberry yogurt
½ banana, sliced
¼ cup Trix Swirls cereal
In a fun glass, add half the yogurt and top with half the banana slices and half of the Trix Swirls cereal. Repeat the layers, ending with the Trix Swirls cereal on top. Serve immediately. Makes one parfait. Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe based on how many kiddos you have!
|Susannah Locketti is an on-air chef and lifestyles personality discovered by the Food Network. Susannah is a mother of 2 boys, who specializes in low cost approaches to food and home. She is currently working on her first cookbook.|