A healthy snack recipe can come in handy when you’re looking to satisfy your hunger right away. Are your taste buds yearning for a bowl of hot buttered popcorn? The more you think about it, the more your taste buds call for satisfaction. You pick up a good-sized cereal bowl as you pass the dish cabinet on your way to the pantry to get a bag of popcorn. You rummage through every shelf to no avail. Oh, Poo! You remember now, you forgot to add popcorn to your last week’s grocery list. Well, that’s that! Your taste buds just might as well settle down until your next shopping day at the grocery store.
Wait! Not to worry. Don’t you know there’s a substitute for almost everything? You look around the kitchen trying to find that something that you could use instead of popcorn. You spy a box of Cheerios on the top shelf of the pantry. Hmmm…why not try something new? Perhaps a bowl of Cheerios toasted to a golden brown? It’s just a simple procedure with this healthy snack recipe. Here’s how:
Grab a large frying pan, preferably a cast iron skillet and put it on a burner of the stove. Turn the heat to medium. Drop a half stick of butter into the pan. Use more butter if you like a good buttery taste. Melt the butter completely. Pour about two cups of Cheerios into the melted butter. Use more Cheerios if the pan will hold them. Stir to coat the Cheerios with butter, then stir frequently until the Cheerios are toasted to a light brown. Keep an eye on them. They burn quickly. You may need to adjust the heat of the stove to a lower temperature while turning.
When they are evenly toasted throughout, pour the toasted O’s into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning if desired. Salt and pepper, a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper or Parmesan cheese are a few of the various seasonings that are good. Onion or garlic powder can also be used. Stir the seasonings well throughout the Cheerios so that it will be evenly distributed. Take the bowl of hot O’s to your favorite chair in the den and sit down, prop your feet up and relax. Watch your favorite movie while you munch on a bowl of almost popcorn. Betcha can’t eat just one handful of this healthy snack recipe for substitute popcorn!