It's official! I leave for my 8 week NACUFS internship at the University of Connecticut tomorrow! Although my summer vaca was just about a week long I got A LOT accomplished. Got my first car (on my own I might add!), had a blast at a Jack & Jill for my bride-to-be Katie, saw plenty of friends and family, along with countless other things I needed before departing for the majority of the summer. The only thing left, and of course the biggest task at hand is finding my housing for my Alabama internship. One day at a time though....
I have long been wanting to try this recipe and with the gorgeous sun and time on my hands I am glad I tried it today! Be warned. This is extremely addicting. Proceed with caution!
I always buy the plain shredded wheat cereal for one of my morning routine breakfasts. Sounds boring, I know, but I jazz it up so it doesn't resemble eating soggy cardboard. I will post a recipe sometime soon for my breakfast bowl concoction with shredded wheat, yogurt, milk, and mix-ins. Being a blank canvas as the plain shredded wheat is, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make homemade triscuits, or something similar. The bite-sized biscuits are pretty much triscuits on their own, but with a lack-luster flavor, calling to be dowsed in a buttery, salty bath. It also reminded me of making homemade chex mix, thus I call it Trix-Mix!
serves 1 (but easily adapted for more)
1 cup Unfrosted shredded wheat cereal
1/2 T light butter spread ( I used Smart Balance Light Butter & Canola oil spread)
1/4 tsp ea. of Salt, pepper, & garlic powder
1/8 tsp Paprika
All you do is melt the butter spread in the microwave, which takes about only 15-20 seconds. I would imagine you could also use an olive oil for a nice flavor. If someone experiments with it let me know.
Next, add the shredded wheat to a re-sealable plastic container. Tupperware works just dandy.
Add the spices to the melted butter, mix well, and pour over the shredded wheat. Seal on the cover and shake until every biscuit is coated. Transfer to a sheet pan to dry for an hour or so, or do as I did and dig in right away!
I seriously could not stop eating this stuff! It has inspired me to try again and again, experimenting with different flavors! Cajun, Parmesan, Rosemary...the possibilities are endless! This serving has 160 calories, but if you used a regular butter or oil it would be a bit higher, but still a healthy and oh so delicious snack. They are perfect for dipping in hummus, or shoveling in your mouth which I am about to do right about........
Any flavor ideas out there?