Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vegan Fried Cheerios: Oh, yes, I did!

Behold the fried cheerios in their glistening glory!
First of all, I've gotta give credit to dear ol' Dad for this one. He made fried cheerios for my sister and me a time or two when we were little. (Of course, he also called Cheerios 'donut seeds', so that gives you an idea of who we're dealing with here.)

If you cringe at the word 'fried' and want to sophisticate-'em-up, you could call them 'sauteed Cheerios'. That works, too.

So why try 'em? Well, if you're looking for a healthy vehicle for butter and salt and are too lazy to make popcorn, then, hey!, these are for you. They have iron, zinc, B12, folic acid, and a whole bunch of other good-for-you vitamins!

I use Earth Balance (vegan) butter, but you can obviously use whatever kind of butter you like. Just plop some butter in a frying pan, warm it up on medium/medium-high heat, and then pour in a bunch of Cheerios and stir a few times until they're deliciously brown. (I use Trader Joe's O's which are whole grain. Maybe Cheerios are, too, not sure.) Add salt, and there you go! You're welcome. :)


  1. This is a good "popcorn" option for people who can't eat corn and can be done with other types of cereal as well, like Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, etc. - any cereal that does NOT have a candy coating. Beware that Cheerios do have some corn-based ingredients, though. if you're avoiding corn. I like to add some garlic powder to the sautee sometimes.

  2. Thanks, Jenn! (Oh, and the garlic powder sounds good, too!) :)