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    Out of milk? Check out the best ways to eat cereals without milk

    Milk and cereals are a union made in heaven, but what happens if you have one of those awkward mornings when you realise, you’re out of milk? Skip cereals altogether? No way! We’ve put our heads together to give you the best recipe ideas. And not a single one requires milk. Let’s roll up the sleeves!


    Cereals without milk might not be the usual way to start the day. But whether you’re out of milk or looking for a different way to enjoy your cereals, we’ve rounded up a few delicious ideas - no single splash of milk needed. Have your favourite cereals at the ready!

    Best 6 ways to eat cereals without milk

    1. Smoothies

    One of the most obvious choices for a milk-less breakfast is the crowd-pleaser smoothie. Choose your ingredients wisely and top it up with your favourite cereals.

    If you need a bit of inspiration, our Shredded Wheat Coconut & Mango Smoothie is a 10-minute job. It only requires mango, bananas, a bit of coconut water, yoghurt and, of course, the Shredded Wheat Original Big Biscuit. Blend it all together and you’ve got your morning breakfast sorted. Check out the full recipe for a couple of extra-delicious smoothie tips.


    Shredded Wheat Spooktacular Cupcakes recipe

    2. Cupcakes

    Who can say no to a cupcake? Another great idea for eating cereals without milk is to incorporate them in a cupcake recipe. And we’ve got the perfect one for you and the kids. Our ‘Spooktacular’ Cupcakes will win the entire family over at Halloween, but they’re equally delicious any time you want to get creative with your cereals.

    Don’t forget, cereals are a delicious addition to your everyday cupcakes too. Sprinkle a few Cheerios on top after you’ve added the frosting and you’ll see what we mean!

    3. Crunch treats

    You can put cereals to good use in a crunchy treat too. If you’ve got some berries left over, try our Cereal Crunch Tartlets recipe. Get your Coco Shreddies and Cookie Crisp cereals in a bowl, add peanut butter and coconut oil – blend it all together. Put the mixture into muffin cases and leave it in the fridge for one hour. Spoon two teaspoons of custard in each one followed by the berries and let everyone dive in!

    Our Curiously Cinnamon Caribbean Crunch recipe lets you enjoy your cereals without milk by adding an exotic twist on crunch treats. Keep about three cups of Curiously Cinnamon cereal safe from the kids and other cereal fanatics in the family, add to the ingredient list peanuts, raisins, banana chips, popped popcorn, flaked coconut, honey and butter and check out our full instructions for this delicious crunch.

    Curiously Cinnamon fans are in luck! This Curiously Cinnamon Apple-Cinnamon Crunch Treat recipe gives you wonderfully gooey little cakes - the perfect excuse for a cereals-without-milk day. Follow the simple steps and watch how this crunchy treat becomes the new family favourite. 


    Cereal Crunch Tartlets on a plate

    4. Breakfast bars

    A unique, homemade breakfast bar that combines Shredded Wheat Original biscuits with porridge oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, dry apricots, raisins and orange juice in one tasty treat that scores high on the nutrients scale too. That’s what we set out to achieve with our Shredded Wheat Breakfast Bars recipe and we’ve succeeded! Check out the step-by-step breakdown of how to make these delicious breakfast bars.

    5. Cheesecakes

    Cereal cheesecake sounds like a dream we don’t want to wake up from. And our easy Cheerios Marvellous Mini Lemon Cheesecake recipe is about to make it real. We’ve made Multigrain Cheerios the star of the show, so make sure you’ve got a box ready next to a bit of Greek yoghurt, some lemon curd, whipping cream and blueberries. If you want to get extra points for creativity from the entire family, use Cheerios to decorate as hair and make a blueberry and Cheerios face for the topping. Yummy!



    6. Rainbow jars

    If you don’t know what rainbow jars are, imagine layers upon layers of colourful fruits kept together by the creamy yoghurt and delicious cereal mixture and you’ve got our idea of a cereals-without-milk breakfast in style. Luckily, you don’t have to imagine it at all. Check out our rainbow jars recipe to see it in all its glory!

    There you have it! Our top best ways to eat cereals without milk includes:

    1. Smoothies
    2. Cupcakes
    3. Crunch treats
    4. Breakfast bars
    5. Cheesecakes
    6. Rainbow Jars

    Hopefully our ideas have inspired you to give cereals without milk a go. For even more tips on making a balanced breakfast a part of your morning routine, check out our handy guide next.


    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we want to keep on making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency on all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children’s products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    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.

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.

    Why does Nestlé label vegetable oil?

    Because it’s industry practice to label seasonal oils (oils that aren’t consistently available across the year). In Europe it’s now mandatory to detail the types of vegetable oils used in a food product. So it’s no longer permitted to use the term “vegetable oil” on a label.