Cereal Toppers And Stir-Ins


Fresh fruit and crisp cereal go hand in hand. For even more food value, keep a pitcher of Fortified Milk (below) in the refrigerator to pour over morning cereal.

Fortified Milk:

Mix 1 cup nonfat dry milk, 2 cups skim milk and few drops vanilla. Refrigerate.

Dry Cereal Toppers:

Substitute on of the following for sugar on your favorite unsweetened cereal: Colored sugars, jam or jelly, fruit-flavored gelatin, instant cocoa mix, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, brown sugar, a mixture of 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Hot Cereal Stir-Ins:

Prepare hot cereal as directed on package except - for each serving, stir in one of the following:

  • 1 teaspoonful fruit-flavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, light molasses or honey
  • 1 tbsp. favorite jam, jelly or marmalade
  • 2 tbsp. applesauce and 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. mandarin orange segments and 1 tbsp. brown sugar