What’s For Breakfast!? “Amy’s Cereal Cafe!”


While visiting New York City we popped into Kellogg’s NYC, and fell in love with this fun new trend of a Cereal Cafe! It completely elevates your everyday cereal bowl, taking it to a whole new level! Set it up the night before, add a little fresh fruit and you have an amazing breakfast for all ages!~Amy

“Amy’s Cereal Cafe”

Ingredients:
Assorted Cereals…
Assorted fresh fruit…
Assorted nuts, granola, dried fruit, etc..
Caramel Honey, maple syrup, Blueberry Drizzle, etc…
Milk, half and half or as my grandma says, cream..

Brooke’s:
Apple a Day!
Rice Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Crisp Apple, diced, dried cranberries, with a Honey Carmel* drizzle.

Stephanie’s:
“Livin the High Life”
Life, Special K Oats and Honey, diced fresh pears, toasted pecans, topped with a maple syrup drizzle.

Mindy’s:
“Lemon Sun Blueberry Sky”
Smart Start, Special K,
Fresh blueberries , fresh lemon zest, sliced almonds, and topped with a Blueberry Jam drizzle.

Jeff’s:
“Razzle Dazzle Day”
Honey Bunches of Oats, Original Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, with fresh raspberries, diced peaches, toasted pecans and a Honey Caramel drizzle.

Tiffany’s:
“Strawberry Fields Forever*
Original Special K, Frosted Flakes, fresh strawberries, sliced, lemon zest, copped pistachios, and topped with a strawberry jam drizzle.

Jane’s:
“Tango Sunrise*
Vanilla Almond Special K, Corn Chex, fresh mango, diced, orange zest, shredded coconut, macadamia nuts with a creamy coconut syrup drizzle.

Madeline’s:
“Bahama Babe”
Rice Chex, Special K Oats and Honey, fresh diced mango, lime zest, toasted coconut, macadamia nuts, with a creamy coconut syrup drizzle.

Ozma’s:
“Monkey Business”
Rice Krispies, Vanilla Rice Chex, fresh banana, sliced, honey roasted peanuts, chopped, topped with a Honey Caramel drizzle.

 

 

Honey Carmel Recipe:

4 tbsp butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

dash of salt

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cook until bubbly. Add honey and salt. Stir until well mixed, remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve warm.

Jam Drizzle:

Thin jam slightly with fruit juice or water, to desired consistency.

Coconut Drizzle:

Coco Lopez Coconut Sweetened Syrup

 

 

Love the vintage kitchen wear? Here’s some links to where you can find them:
Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger Toast Plate, Multicolor, Set of 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HJS9344/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NDWRzbFAKHZNE

Kellogg’s Froot Loops Bowls (Set of 4), Multi https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HJS93EE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JFWRzbDAP4RZY

https://www.wayfair.com/R-Squared-Kelloggs-Froot-Loops-8-Toast-Plate-4-Piece-Set-4012786-L6424-K~ZRI1754.html?refid=GX138927707163-ZRI1754&device=m&ptid=265463782264&targetid=pla-265463782264&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIisy9t_CO1gIVC4ZpCh2VIQV-EAQYBCABEgJ77PD_BwE

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Recipes by Amy Richardson

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Strawberry Passionfruit Breakfast Parfait Pops!


Summertime breakfast on the go! School’s out, let’s have some fun! ~Amy

Strawberry Passionfruit Breakfast Parfait Pops

1 cup sliced strawberries lightly puréed
2 tbsp sugar or honey

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup passionfruit juice

1/4 granola, homemade or purchased

Blend strawberries with sugar or honey. Set aside.

Whisk together yogurt and passionfruit juice together. Set aside.

Pour into layers freeze according to manufacture’s instructions. When frozen, remove from molds and place in individual bags or wrap in wax paper to keep. Or just eat!

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Breakfast Strawberry Pineapple Frozen Yogurt


I have had so much fun coming up with these healthy frozen yogurts, because really, who doesn’t want ice cream for breakfast?!~Amy

Breakfast Strawberry Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

2 cups pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 cup sliced strawberries
2-3 Tbsp sugar or honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
Juice of 1/2 small lime

Granola
Fresh strawberries

Place all ingredients into a blender, mix on high until well blended. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions or pour into container and freeze until firm.

Serve with fresh fruit and granola.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Breakfast Raspberry Guava Frozen Yogurt


I had no idea how much I love the flavor of guava untilI went to Hawaii. Paired with the fresh taste of raspberries and a hint of lime it is paradise! ~Amy

Breakfast Raspberry Guava Frozen Yogurt

1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen and thawed
2 cups guava juice
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
2-3 tbsp sugar or honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
Juice 1/2 a lime

Fresh fruit
Granola

Place all ingredients into a blender, mix on high until well blended. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions or pour into container and freeze until firm.

Serve with fresh fruit and granola.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Breakfast Blueberry Tangerine Frozen Yogurt


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Who doesn’t want ice cream for breakfast?!?! This guilt free and healthy recipe will make your morning something to look forward to! ~Amy

Breakfast Blueberry Tangerine Frozen Yogurt

2 cups tangerine or fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed with juice
2-3 Tbsp sugar or honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
Juice of 1/2 small lime

Granola
Fresh blueberries

Place all ingredients into a blender, mix on high until well blended. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions or pour into container and freeze until firm.

Serve with fresh fruit and granola.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Banana Coconut Crunch Yogurt Creme Brûlée


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The idea of a breakfast creme brûlée is so much fun, with homemade granola and fresh fruit, the options are endless!~Amy

Fresh Banana Coconut Crunch Yogurt Creme Brûlée

4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
2 cups sliced fresh bananas
1 cup Crazy for Coconut Granola Crunch

8-10 tsp raw sugar

In small ramekins, layer sliced bananas, granola, and yogurt. Repeat, ending with yogurt. Place ramekins in freezer for 5 minutes. Remove and sprinkle each ramekin with 2 teaspoons. Caramelize the sugar by blowing the torch back and forth across the sugar, until bubbly. Let the sugar harden or place in freezer for a few minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

*Recipe follows

Crazy for Coconut Granola Crunch

8 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup honey
1/2 cup sweetened cream of coconut,
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Large flake Thai Coconut
Macadamia nuts, chopped
Fine shredded coconut

Heat oven to 225 degrees

In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, coconut.

In a small saucepan, heat honey, cream of coconut, coconut oil, salt and vanilla until warm.

Pour over oat mixture and stir until evenly coated. Place a parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes, or until desired color is reached.

Cool completely. Stir, Thai coconut, macadamia nuts, and fine shredded coconut, into granola and store in a air tight container.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Morello Cherry and Mascarpone Puff-Tarts


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Morello cherries are delicious! Paired with creamy mascarpone, and a light flaky puff pastry, makes for a delightful twist on the classic pop tart! ~Amy

Morello Cherry and Mascarpone Puff-Tarts

1 cup morello cherries in light syrup
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup mascarpone
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
1 egg + 1tbsp water, beaten

Heat oven to 400 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment

In a small saucepan pan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Pour in some of the cherry juice, and whisk until smooth. Add remaining juice and cherries and cook on high until bubbly and thick. Set aside to cool.

On a lightly floured surface, even out pastry sheets cut each sheet into evenly into eight rectangles. Brush all edges with egg wash. Place small even amounts into the center of 8 pastry rectangles and evenly top with cherries. Cover with remaining pastry rectangles, egg wash side down, pressing edges to seal. Brush with egg wash and bake for 15 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.
Cool slightly and frost with icing.

Vanilla icing:

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a small food processor, or hand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar, and milk. Beat until smooth and vanilla, beat again. Add remaining sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add a small amount of additional milk to reach desired consistency.

Recipe by Amy Richardson