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pancakes with cheerios cereals, maple syrup and a strawberry


Cheerios® cereal mini pancakes

Golden mini pancakes that are perfect for those lazy Saturday morning family breakfasts-in-pyjamas.

Preparation Time
20 min
Cooking Time
0 min
Skill Level
Serving Size


Ingredients (pancakes)
0.75 cupsCHEERIOS® cereal
1 cupGold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 tspbaking powder
1 tspsalt
1.25 cupsmilk
2eggs, slightly beaten
2 tbspagave syrup or honey
Ingredients (things to serve with, if you like):
Real maple syrup, additional cereal, fresh fruit


  • Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 175°C.
  • Grease griddle with vegetable oil if necessary.
  • Place 3/4 cup of cereal in a food processor.
  • Cover and process until ground to a fine powder.
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir cereal powder, flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  • Add milk, eggs and agave syrup or honey; stir with fork until blended (batter will still be slightly lumpy).
  • For each pancake, pour 1 measuring tablespoon of batter onto a hot griddle.
  • Cook until the edges are dry.
  • Turn them over and cook other side until golden.
  • To serve, top with the optional items (if any).


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    How can I find foods made with whole grain?

    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.

    What should be in a complete breakfast?

    A complete breakfast should include a balance of nutrients from each of the major food groups. As a guide, it might look like this: • 1 grain-based starchy food • 1 dairy food • 1 portion of fresh fruit • 1 glass of water • Optionally, an additional source of protein Nestlé breakfast cereals are a nutritious breakfast choice as they are: • A source of fiber and whole grain • Low in fat (most have low levels of all types of fat, including saturates) • Fortified with vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, calcium and iron • A lower calorie per kilojoule, fat and sugar choice than many other breakfast food options

    Do breakfast cereals contain too much saturated fat?

    No. Breakfast cereals aren’t a major source of saturated fats, and contain no added trans fats. Some grains, such as oats, can be higher in fats – but these are naturally present in the grain, and tend to be ‘good’ fats, not saturated fats.

    Can processed foods be made with whole grain?

    Yes. If a food product has the word “whole” listed on its ingredient label – wholewheat pasta or wholemeal bread, for example, then you know it’s been made with whole grain flour, even if the other ingredients are processed. By the way, even whole grains need to be processed: removing the inedible outer husk makes them safe to eat. But they’re less processed than refined grains, which require additional steps to remove the bran and germ.

    Do breakfast cereals really make a significant contribution to vitamin and mineral intakes?

    Research shows that adults and children who regularly eat fortified breakfast cereals are more likely to reach their daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, including the B Vitamins and Iron. Eating whole grain breakfast cereal with milk is a nutritious way to start the day and can be part of a healthy, balanced diet.


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