Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy {Giveaway} | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

March 19, 2014

Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy {Giveaway}

Disclosure: I was provided with Honey Bunch of Oats Prize Pack with products to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I know that, ideally, my breakfast would be a good combination of protein and fiber to fill me up and keep me going strong all morning. This is especially true on days I run, and I need the energy and strength.

Yet, mornings are my worst time of day.

On a good day, I have 45 minutes to get the girls up, dressed, fed and ready to get to the bus stop. This may seem like a lot of time. But what you are not considering, friend, is the battles that ensue on even these good mornings. The outfit that I purposely helped Chica pick out the night before suddenly doesn't suit her fancy. So instead of quickly and quietly finding a new outfit, we must endure a tantrum complete with tears and a refusal to get dressed. 

Tick tock tick tock.

We finally make it downstairs, and the girls hem and haw over what to eat for breakfast. Nothing in the pantry appeases their tastebuds. More crying ensues. As the clock rolls forward, I get scolded for not brushing hair the right way, and the only pair of shoes Bug will wear are no wear to be found.

Tick tock tick tock. 

Really, it's amazing that we leave the house dressed and in one piece each morning, let alone with full bellies. And, mind you, this is on a good day where the girls wake up happy and at reasonable times (unlike the last two weeks, where we are still recovering from Daylight Savings).

Needless to say I was excited to hear about Post's new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals. Hands down, cereal is the best kind of breakfast in my book, because it's easy and can be taken on-the-go if need be. Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy packs an extra punch, with over 2/3 of your day's whole grains, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving.


Remember what I said about protein and fiber?


The best part is that they are tasty. I'll be honest: most cereals that tote themselves as "healthy" and "full of fiber and protein" taste like cardboard. Both flavors of Morning Energy, Chocolatey Almond Crunch and Cinnamon Crunch, are delicious. It was hard not to quickly reach for a second bowl!

My girls love it, so it takes the guess work out of, "What's for breakfast?" Since it is low in calories and filled with whole grains, protein and fiber, I can feel good about what I'm giving them.

Also? Cereal is way more versatile than you realize. Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy can be used to bake up some pretty awesome dishes, like this:

Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries

  • 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch cereal
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 container (6 ounces) Greek yogurt
  • 3 cups fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) or favorite fruit of choice
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Nutmeg or Cinnamon, for sprinkling
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter and flour an 8-inch square pan, or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush the cereal using the back of the spoon or rubber scraper; set aside.
In another bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla, and mix well. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until it is set when lightly touched in the middle. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

To serve, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and place on serving plates. Top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt, surround with fruit, and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately. Serves 6.

You can find Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook and keep up with them on Twitter  at @HBOats #MorningEnergy. For more recipes, check out their Recipe Page!


One of my lucky duck readers will get to try Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy themselves!  One of you will win your own Honey Bunches of Oats Prize Pack, which will include:
  • 2 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals
  • 1 pair of branded Honey Bunches of Oats earbuds
  • 1 yellow Honey Bunches of Oats tote
  • A Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy coupon

Good luck and happy winning!

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