Monday, January 28, 2013

Mystery Ingredient Monday - Weetbix/Wheaties

This week's Mystery Ingredient is a popular breakfast cereal here in Australia and if you don't use them up straight away, they tend to sit back in the pantry, taking up valuable space. They always leave a lot of crumbs in the bottom of the pack which are good used up in baking.

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WEETBIX (*) breakfast cereal biscuits


Weetbix are an Aussie breakfast favourite that most of us grew up on. Its one of the first solids you give babies here in Australia. My son absolutely loves them, as do I. Trouble is, me with my Mummy brain I forget that I've already got a box at home and buy another. At last count I have one and half of the BIG family size boxes in the pantry. We'd be eating Weetbix for breakfast for the next two years if I don't come up with some other ways to use them up. Here's a few I do regularly plus a few others I'm going to try.
  • hot or cold with honey, sugar, fresh fruit and milk for breakfast (or any time of the day really)
  • buttered with Vegemite or jam as a snack
  • crushed and used to thicken soups, stews, sausage rolls, sweet or savoury pies, rissoles (hamburgers), meatballs, fish cakes
  • use crumbs for cheesecake base, no bake slices
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Banana Weet-Bix choc-chip muffins
Chewy Chocolate Weetbix Slice. Photo by Demelza
Back to school recipes: Weet-Bix slice
From Pinterest:

Banana & Weetbix Smoothie

Chocolate Fruit Squares
Source: weet-bix.co.nz via Kim on Pinterest
Weetbix Chocolate Fruit Squares

Salmon & Weetbix Bites

Weetbix Cookies

Weet-Bix Ginger Slice
Weetbix Ginger Slice

Best banana berry smoothie: mixed berries, banana, weetbix, almond milk, celery, cinnamon, peanut butter, ice cubes
Banana, Berry, Weetbix Smoothie

dateloaf
Date and Weetbix Loaf

Muesli slice
Source: taste.com.au via Kayla on Pinterest
Muesli Slice made with Weetbix

(*) In the USA, Wheaties or Bran Flakes would be a suitable substitute.

10 comments:

  1. This makes me want to come to Australia just for the weetbix! Looks great!

    Tabby

    http://www.shoppingwives.com

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  2. Lemon Jelly? Yum! I'm your latest follower from the Let's Get Social Hop.

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  3. Pinning this post ! I practically live on Weetbix when dieting {no diet for a while now..lol} but I still love my Weetbix! Do you also have the mini Weetbix and the flavored ones? Thanks Anne :-)

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  4. I love these recipes, I have made a good weetbix slice for the kids for ages! I have only ever made a chocolate slice but the lemon jelly one looks awesome. I think I will try the orange one as a back to school treat for the littlies

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  5. Newest follower from the Sunday Social hop! My son and I are fascinated by Australia! The recipes look amazing and yummy. Hope you will give me a visit over at http://iwouldnttradenothingformyjourneynow.blogspot.com and follow if you feel led..

    Thanks!

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  6. What did we ever do without weetbix? ;-)

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  7. Anne, are these similar to granola bars? Would these be a good substitution?

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  8. HI Anne! A new reader here, I accidentally bought a big box of weetbix and no one likes it at home so I've been looking for recipes and your page has been the most most helpful one ever! I'm from Singapore and I don't think Singaporeans like healthy breakfast haha! But anyhoos, Thank you so much! Listed your website on my reading list! Have a lovely evening!

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    1. Thank you so much Deea for letting me know. Glad you like the list.

      Anne xx

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  9. Thanks Anne for sharing my post here. I have noticed some traffic coming over :) Really appreciate your support. Sorry it's taken me so long. I didn't blog much over 2014 - but am looking to get back into it over 2015. Hope all is going wonderfully with you. Look forward to following along again.

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