Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bebe's got a new snack

It seems, like most babies, our little girl loves Cheerios.  Doctors recommend that infants avoid honey and nuts among other things so we stick to the plain variety.  Today, I was thinking of ways to jazz up her snack sans honey and/or nuts.  I got to thinking about Chex Mix and came up with this:

Cajun Crunchy-O's
2 cups or so of Toasted Oats cereal (Cheerios or similar type O cereal)
1 tsp. Sweet Paprika
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
A dusting of Chili powder
2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a large bowl, mix cereal with spices and salt.  Melt butter and combine with Worcestershire sauce.  Pour butter mixture over cereal and toss to combine butter, cereal, and flavoring

Pour onto a jelly roll pan and spread out in an even layer.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once in between baking time to toast cereal evenly on both sides.


Mrs BC said...

Wow! How does your baby go with the Chili powder? I would certainly love it :)

A Kitchen Witch said...

Not eating as much as she would if they were plain Cheerios, but will eat a few. : )

Katie said...


This is Katie from the Cheerios Facebook team. We love your creative recipe and want to share it with our community on Facebook! Do we have your permission to write a post about it including a link to your original content? Please let me know your answer in this comment thread or email. Either way, great post and thanks for sharing!

A Kitchen Witch said...

@Katie: Yes! That would be great and thank you for asking. Bebe may not have eaten as many as mommy ; )