OK, nutritional guidelines tell us that we're supposed to be eating about 25 grams of fiber every day...have you been able to meet that number? Well I haven't been counting, but I know that I'm not hitting 25.
This month, All Recipes is partnering with Fiber One Cereal, and the Allstar Ambassadors have been asked to make an existing recipe (Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks) plus develop a new recipe using the Fiber One Original Bran
Cereal. My initial reaction was YUK, bran cereal. I felt like I was a contestant on Chopped, I'd just opened up my basket, and found a box of bran cereal in there. Oh no, what to do, what to do?
The Fiber One Haystacks tasted every bit as good as the pretzel haystacks a neighbor sent over during the Holidays. That one was easy and a "no brainer." But now I had to move on to the challenge of developing a new recipe
incorporating bran cereal. And not one of the "new" Fiber One bran cereal flavors like Honey Squares (delicious, by the way, with 10 grams fiber), the ORIGINAL Fiber One Bran Cereal. All I could think of was shredded cardboard.
Both citrus fruit and strawberries are in season right now in Florida, so I wanted to incorporate one of them. I have orange, ruby red grapefruit, and tangerine trees in my backyard, so I decided to go with oranges. One of
my favorite things for breakfast (or I call it brunch if I have people in) is french toast. So off I went to the grocery store bakery to buy Challah bread. The Challah was gone, there was no Ciabatta either (another favorite for french toast), so I bought
a big loaf of french bread.
I decided to call this recipe Sunshine State French Toast in honor of Florida's state icon, the orange. It's even on our license plates (yeah I know, really creative, huh?). So my mission was to give this french bread lots
of orange flavor. I used fresh orange juice, freshly-grated orange rind, orange extract, and then off to the liquor cabinet for some Gran Marnier...that's almost an "orange" overload. I got excited and thought I'm really on a roll here. And then the reality
hit me. What about the bran cereal...oh no?
I'd never had breaded french toast before, but I thought let's give it a try. Threw some of the bran cereal into the blender and pulsed to a fine texture. Then I added a little bit of sugar to sweeten the cereal. Dipped the
bread into the orange-flavored egg mixture, then coated each side with the bran cereal, placed the bread on a baking sheet and then into the oven until puffed and brown.
And to my surprise, this turned out pretty well. It looked pretty darn nice, and actually tasted good! At 14 grams of fiber for a 1/2 cup serving, it’s without question that Fiber One Original Bran Cereal is good for you.
So I guess the point of the story is that you don't have to just eat a bowl of this cereal every morning to maximize the benefits of Fiber One Cereal. Just let you're imagination run wild...breaded french toast, really?
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