Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Uncle Sam Cereal: Wholesome, Filling, and Decadent?

Right before Christmas, I was sent three types of Uncle Sam cereal from Attune Foods!
They sent me Original, Strawberry, and Honey Almond!
I had never had Uncle Sam cereal before, and let me tell y'all, this stuff is great!

I tried the Strawberry flavor first, and had a bowl of it for breakfast with some light chocolate soy milk. It was SO GOOD! I loved the strawberry chocolate combination. I had this combo another day as well with some bananas cut up on top. Delicious! The rest of the box of Strawberry Uncle Sam came on my Christmas road trip and I ate it right out of the box for a snack on the road. This was definitely my favorite flavor!

I tried the Honey Almond out of the box as well, and the honey flavor is very strong. It was also the sweetest of the three types of cereal. I liked the honey almond best when I mixed it in with some vanilla or peach Greek yogurt. It stayed crunchy and I loved the honey flavor when paired with fruit or vanilla. It was a little strong right out of the box but it was so tasty!

The Original flavor was a little plain to eat on it's own, but the plain turned out to be SO AMAZING! First, I used it crushed up with some panko to make some fantastic and crispy homemade chicken tenders. They were soooo good and so crunchy!

The star of the Uncle Sam show is definitely the Uncle Sam No-Bake Cookies I made. I can't rave about these enough! I read a ton of recipes on the Attune Foods website and when I came across this recipe, I couldn't resist. My mom and I have made similar cookies using only oats in the past, but I think I'll be changing my recipe to include Original Uncle Sam because the cookies are absolutely to die for!

I didn't use the recipe as-is. I made a few changes, so I'm posting my directions and recipe below!
Top Left: Combine 1/2 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup dark chocolate Silk almond milk, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan.

Top Right: Add in 1 tsp of cinnamon

Bottom Left: Bring to a rolling boil, and allow mixture to boil for 1 min.

Bottom Right: Remove mixture from heat, and stir in 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup oats, 2 cups Uncle Sam Original cereal, and 1 tsp of vanilla.

Mix together thoroughly. (Take a bite-because it is so absolutely delicious).

Spoon mixture onto a cookie sheet and place in refrigerator.
Stuff your face with these decadent delights.
"Why are there so few cookies?" you may be wondering. Well...I ate like 10 of them so far.

Who knew a cereal could add so much to cookies? They are crunchy, fantastically chocolatey, and such a treat!
There are so many other recipes I can't wait to try as well: banana bread, peach crisp, peanut butter honey granola bars. I am now a HUGE fan of Uncle Sam cereal! I really recommend that y'all go get a box or three and try them!

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I was sent three boxes of Uncle Sam cereal by Attune Foods. I am reviewing them on my own and all opinions are mine. I was not compensated in any way for writing this post - I just wanted to share a great cereal with y'all!

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