When I was a kid, my mom wouldn’t let us have “sugar” cereal. That means we didn’t get Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks or Honey Smacks. The closest thing we ever bought was Honey Nut Cheerios. I would eat bowl after bowl, but eventually they got pretty boring. So, I decided to mix things up, eating Honey Nut Cheerios with banana.
I’m not really a cereal guy anymore, so I don’t have Honey Nut Cheerios — or any other type of cereal — very often. But, I was strolling the aisles at the nearby corner market last night, and I spotted that classic brown, yellow and orange Honey Nut Cheerios box. For some reason I just couldn’t resist. I bought the cereal and some milk, and made my way home.
As I was getting ready to devour my Honey Nut Cheerios (for dinner — yup, I’m all grown up), I saw an aging banana sitting on my counter. I honestly hadn’t even thought about Honey Nut Cheerios with banana for years, but the memories quickly jolted back into my brain. I didn’t hesitate — I snagged the banana, peeled it open, sliced it up and tossed it on my cereal.
I’m happy to report that Honey Nut Cheerios with banana are just as good as I remember. I know it’s not adding much (cutting up one whole banana and throwing it on top), but it brings a whole different element to your “same old” breakfast (or dinner in my case).
Don’t get me wrong — Honey Nut Cheerios do just fine on their own, but Honey Nut Cheerios with banana simply gives you a new option. You should give it a shot and report back. I would love to hear what you think. You can leave a comment below or connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Don’t forget to also check out All Around Tim for more great food ideas!