National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness! +HM #189

It’s National Dairy Month and we’ve got goodness galore for everything dairy — eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Dairy #HomeMattersParty

National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness! +HM #189

Dairy, whether you are down-home on the farm or living in the city there is something delicious about dairy. The gals of Home Matters are celebrating National Dairy Month. Don’t be surprised when you don’t see anything ice cream — we are saving that yummy treat for a roundup all its own. This week, enjoy the creamy goodness of the other tasty dairy products.

 

 

How To Make Compound Butters from Claire @ Sprinkles and  Sprouts

 

Homemade Butter Syrup from Alli @ Longbourn Farm

 

Salted Caramel Butter Bars from Ron @ The Merlin Menu

 

German Pancakes a Traditional Family Recipe from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes from Brandy @ Teaspoons of Goodness

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Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Kellogg’s. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineCereal #CollectiveBias

 

Remember all those mornings when you were a kid and eating cereals for breakfast? It was great sitting down to your favorite bowl, but sometimes you wished the cereal was something a little bit more. Today, we are going to re-imagine cereal with my new recipe for Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes. You are going to love this breakfast dish, and your family will too.

 

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes

A perfect recipe for an everyday breakfast or special brunch.

 

So, let’s go ahead and add a little crunch to your pancakes with great flavors for a satisfying start to the day. Kellog’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal is a great add-in for pancakes. The cereal is hearty enough to not get soggy in the pancake batter, and it provides additional fiber, whole grain, and protein. Surprise yourself and your senses.

Pancakes are quick and easy to make, but I have a little secret to make them even tastier. Plus, there is even a fun part to this recipe that your kids will love to help you with.

 

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes

Here’s What You Need:

Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Egg, Water, Pure Vanilla Extract (my secret ingredient to delicious pancakes), Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal.

NOTE: You can always use your homemade pancake mix / batter.

Optional Items:

Fresh Fruit (Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries), Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Honey, or whatever toppings you like.

 

Let’s Make Pancakes!

We are going to start by getting our fruit prepared for topping the pancakes when they are hot off the griddle. I had fresh peaches, raspberries, and strawberries to work with, yum! There was a buy-one-get-one sale on boxed fruits at Albertsons that I could not resist. I got my fruit washed up, then sliced the strawberries and peaches.

 

I picked up my Cracklin’ Oat Bran at Albertsons too.

 

Then, you need to get your Cracklin’ Oat Bran ready for the pancake batter (this is where the kids come in). Place the cereal in a sandwich sized zippered baggy, fold it over to get the air out, and seal the bag. Then, let your kids gently hammer the cereal with the side of a wooden mallet / tenderizer. You want the cereal to be broken up into smaller pieces, but not pulverized. Set the baggy of crunchy cereal bits aside.

Light the fire under your griddle. You want it to be hot when your batter is ready.

 

Get your buttermilk pancake mix out, and follow the directions to make your batter. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Once batter is mixed, add in about half of your Cracklin’ Oat Bran bits — you want to save some for garnishing your pancakes. Mix until blended.

Check your griddle to see if it is hot enough by spritzing a little water on the hot surface. The water should bubble, spit, and steam.

Scoop your pancake batter onto the griddle and get cookin’.

 

Topping the Pancakes:

I made two different types of toppers for our pancakes. They were both scrumptious and beautiful. Both plates are garnished with the additional Cracklin’ Oat Bran bits.

Peach and Raspberry with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Honey

 

Strawberries with Maple Syrup

Now, this is an easy breakfast that you would be proud to serve to your family, friends, or even for holiday and special occasion entertaining. The Cracklin’ Oat Bran adds a little cinnamon flavor to the pancake along with the unexpected crunch — a great way to re-imagine cereal.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

5 from 1 reviews
Cracklin' Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
An easy breakfast that you would be proud to serve to your family, friends, or even for holiday and special occasion entertaining. The Cracklin' Oat Bran adds a little crunch to your pancakes with great flavors for a satisfying start to the day.
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Type: Breakfast, Brunch
Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 Cups - Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup - Water
  • 1 teaspoon - Pure Vanilla Extract (my secret ingredient to delicious pancakes)
  • 1 Cup - Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
  • NOTE: You can always use your homemade pancake mix / batter.
  • Optional Items:
  • Fresh Fruit (Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
Directions:
  1. Start by getting our fruit prepared for topping the pancakes when they are hot off the griddle.
  2. Get your Cracklin' Oat Bran ready for the pancake batter (this is where the kids come in). Place the cereal in a sandwich sized zippered baggy, fold it over to get the air out, and seal the bag. Then, let your kids gently hammer the cereal with the side of a wooden mallet / tenderizer. You want the cereal to be broken up into smaller pieces, but not pulverized.
  3. Set the baggy of crunchy cereal bits aside.
  4. Light the fire under your griddle. You want it to be hot when your batter is ready.
  5. Make your buttermilk pancake batter.
  6. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  7. Once batter is mixed, add in about half of your Cracklin' Oat Bran bits (you want to save some for garnishing your pancakes).
  8. Mix until blended.
  9. Check your griddle to see if it is hot enough by spritzing a little water on the hot surface. The water should bubble, spit, and steam.
  10. Scoop your pancake batter onto the griddle and get cookin'.
  11. Top your Pancakes and Serve.
Notes
Topping Suggestions:

I made two different types of toppers for our pancakes:
Peach and Raspberry with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Honey
Strawberries with maple Syrup

They were both scrumptious and beautiful. Both plates are garnished with the additional Cracklin' Oat Bran bits.
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Unlock your inner cereal foodie by checking out more creative breakfast and snack inspiration here. You can also find ideas to stir up breakfast here, or find inspiration for Pop-Tarts here.

Don’t forget to add Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal to your shopping list.

 

 

 

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Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers, Jif and Dannon. All opinions are mine alone. #MySmoothie #CollectiveBias

 

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich? The savory peanuts mixed with the sweet or tart fruitiness, oh yum, makes my mouth water. What is your favorite jam or jelly flavor? Mine has always been raspberry. So, in my efforts to eat better and smarter, I created a heavenly Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie Recipe that takes me back to my childhood and those delicious sandwiches that I crave.

Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie

A smarter, better for you recipe!

 

This recipe is so easy, and can be ready in mere minutes. Just pop a few simple ingredients into your Oster® Blend-N-Go® MyBlend® (perfect for making smoothies). You can just fill, blend & go! I love to whip this together for breakfast after my early morning walks with my latest audiobook–the combination makes for a perfect start to my day.

 

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie

Dannon Oikos Vanilla Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt, Milk, Jif Peanut Powder, Fresh or frozen Raspberries, and Ice. Add Honey if desired for a little sweetness.

 

 

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Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie Recipe
 
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This smoothie makes a perfect breakfast or snack for those wanting to eat better and smarter. Great after a morning walk.
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Type: Breakfast, Snack
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup - Fresh or frozen Raspberries
  • 3 Tablespoons - Jif Peanut Powder
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz.) - Dannon Oikos Vanilla Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1/8 cup - Milk
  • Ice - to desired thickness
  • 1 Teaspoon - Honey (optional)
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in blender
  2. Pulse until well blended
  3. Top with Fresh Raspberries
  4. Drizzle with Honey
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Jif Peanut Powder gives you the great taste of peanuts with 85% less fat than peanut butter. I love that you have complete control over the sugar content, since there is NO Sugar Added. Not only is the peanut powder great for a smoothie, but you can also use it for baking, making sauces, dressings, and more. Let your imagination run wild. Packed with 15 grams of protein, Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt is Possibly the perfect protein snack™!

Here’s a Special Bonus for those who love a Deal:

 

Ibotta Offer:

  • Get $1.50 cash back on the combination of Jif Peanut Powder and Oikos (Vanilla) Triple Zero Greek Yogurt OR $1.50 back on the combination of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter and Dannon Vanilla Yogurt — CLICK HERE for the Ibotta Offer!

 

You can find these great products at your local Walmart store, or online at www.walmart.com.

 

Join me in making smarter choices for a better you. Get some exercise–walk with me, share your audiobooks, and indulge in a delicious, protein packed smoothie.

 

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