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I was scrolling through one of my favorite social media platforms recently and came across an interesting question. “Why isn’t cereal packaged in resealable bags?” I started pondering this question for a little while and thought to myself, “That’s a great question!” One of my biggest pet peeves as a mom is walking into the kitchen to pour a bowl of cereal for myself only to find that the bag has been left open for a while and the cereal is stale! What a waste. I end up having to throw the entire box of cereal away if I don’t catch it early enough!
This weekend, I ventured out to our local Food Lion with my husband, two girls, and the baby for the first time as a family. While we were searching for our favorite cereal flavors, we stumbled across the Malt-o-Meal® Cinnamon Toasters resealable bagged cereal in a 24.4 oz. bag. We also noticed Malt-o-Meal S’Mores cereal and Golden Puffs cereal which we will have to try next! Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors especially this time of year and this is one cereal flavor that the entire family loves. The resealable bags are perfect for my girls for easy opening and closing, too.
With back to school in full swing, we picked up a bag of the Cinnamon Toasters cereal to enjoy for breakfast during the school week! My girls are at the age where they can make their own cereal for breakfast in the morning. The boxes of cereal that I normally purchase are placed on the very top shelf in the pantry and my girls can’t reach the boxes.
With the resealable bags, I can lay the cereal flat on the bottom shelf and they can now reach the cereal bags and pour their own cereal without asking me to help them get it and close it right back up. No more leaving the bag open and the cereal going stale!
The Cinnamon Toasters cereal inspired me to bake in the kitchen and create a delicious fall recipe with my four year old daughter. She stays at home with me during the day with the baby while her big sister is at school. Baking together in the kitchen is one way I can spend undivided attention with her while the baby naps. I highly recommend having your children get involved in cooking projects with you! It’s fun and quite the learning experience for them.
My daughter was excited to help out with everything including opening the cans with a can opener and cracking the eggs! We did lose one egg in the process as we watched it slip and drip all over the floor, but luckily we had one back-up egg and she cracked it like a champ.
After we finished with the messy part, our pie was ready to bake. Once the pie was ready, it was hard to wait to let it cool. I was ready to enjoy a piece of this deliciousness that my daughter and I made together! You may be asking the question, “Can you bake a graham cracker crust?” I had that same question too, but after searching around online, the answer is yes. While I have never tried making or baking my own graham cracker crust in the past, this recipe did in fact turn out delicious. My husband tried a piece (he’s our taste tester) and he was impressed!
While flour crusts are typically used to make pumpkin pie, the graham cracker crust is one you should give a try this fall. We liked the flavor and the crumbly texture once the pie was cooled, along with a spoonful of whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon on top!
Toasty Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 pkg. graham crackers (9 cracker sheets)
- 2 cups Malt-o-Meal Cinnamon Toasters cereal
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 stick of butter
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
- Whipped cream
- Combine graham crackers and Malt-o-Meal Cinnamon Toasters cereal in a one gallon resealable zipper bag. Close the bag.
- Use a rolling pin (or a can of food) to break up the mixture into fine crumbs.
- Add the sugar into the bag and mix together well.
- Melt butter in a large glass mixing bowl.
- Pour the mixture into the butter and stir well. Mixture will be crumbly and moist.
- Press mixture into pie plate until a crust is formed.
- Set aside.
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine all pumpkin pie filling ingredients together in a mixing bowl and stir well.
- Pour mixture slowly into the cinnamon graham cracker crust and fill to the top.
- Bake for 15 minutes on the bottom oven rack.
- Lower the temperature to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool before serving. Optional: Add whipped topping and a dash of cinnamon.
Enjoy this delicious cinnamon pumpkin pie recipe during the fall season and especially with family and friends!
More pumpkin inspired recipes:
Malt-o-Meal has a variety of 34 different flavors to choose from. Head to your local Food Lion soon to pick up a bag! Here are just a few flavors listed below:
- Apple Zings
- Berry Bunch Crunch
- Berry Colossal Crunch
- Blueberry Mini Spooners
- Coco Dyno Bites
- Coco Roos
- Corn Burst
- Corn Flakes
- Frosted Flakes
- Fruity Dyno-Bites
- Honey Buzzers
- Honey Graham Toasters
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Raisin Bran
- Raisin Bran Clusters
- Tootie Fruities
Plus, save BIG with these Catalina deals at Food Lion:
- Buy 1 MOM Brand Cereal get a $1 off 2 MOM Brand cereals on your next shopping purchase.
- Buy 2 MOM Brand Cereal get a $1.5 off 3 MOM Brand cereals on your next shopping purchase.
- Buy 3 MOM Brand Cereal get a $2 off 4 MOM Brand cereals on your next shopping purchase.
- Buy 4+ MOM Brand Cereal get a $2.5 off 5+ MOM Brand cereals on your next shopping purchase.
Enjoy the recipe and savings!
Challenge: Using one of the cereal flavors above, come up with a fun fall recipe. Come back and share the recipe on this post with us!