18 of Our Favorite Times Cereal Bowled Us Over

August 26, 2015

I walked by Kith on my way home last week—and I had absolutely no idea what it was. Workers were in the finishing stages of touching up the glossy white walls, polishing the big windows, and stocking the cereal bar. The cereal bar! The store has a small street-facing service window so you can line up on the sidewalk outside the store for a bowl of cereal with milk (or, reports Refinery29, ice cream) like you would at a beach bar. The kicker? Kith is a sneaker store. A sneaker store that also happens to sell cereal. 

Kith opened this morning, and now all we can think about is how much we love cereal. Here are 18 crispy (and mushy) recipes in which our favorite breakfast cereals surprise us:

Cracklin' Oat Bran:

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Cereal Macaroons Cereal crustCereal granola Cereal Crumble
Cracklin' Coconut Cherry Macaroons by hardlikearmour
Cracklin' Oat Bran Crust by Sarah Jampel
Cracklin' Oat Bran Granola by Sarah Jampel
Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping by Sarah Jampel



Cereal Milk Ice Cream Cereal KugelCereal Toast

Cereal Milk Ice Cream by Catherine Lamb
Noodle Kugel Without a Recipe (but with cornflakes!) by Sarah Jampel
Crunchy Maple French Toast with Maple-Whiskey Butter by cookinginvictoria


Rice Krispies:

Cereal crackers Cereal candyCereal treat Cereal treat
Cheese Crispettes by drbabs
Homemade Crunch Bars by Marian Bull
Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispie Treat S'mores by Kendra Vaculin
Cereal Treats Without a Recipe by Amanda Shulman



Cereal snack mix Cereal wasabi snack mix
Make Snack Mix without a Recipe, Savory or Sweet by Sarah Jampel
Wasabi Pea Snack Mix by Kendra Vaculin


And more!

Cereal cookies Cinnamon Toast Crunch CerealCereal bars Cereal Ice cream
The Best Kitchen Sink Cookies (have Grape Nuts in them!) by Posie Harwood 
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch by Tieghan Gerard
Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bars by CravingSomethingHealthy
Oatmeal Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts by darksideofthespoon

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Sarah J. January 20, 2016
I would like to eat all of this right now.
AntoniaJames August 28, 2015
I use half cornflakes, half saltines for the crust in Jim Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie (a Genius recipe), reducing the sugar to 2 tablespoons and using turbinado sugar instead. I'm thinking about trying it with Ritz crackers instead of saltines, same combination, next time . . . . but even though that recipe has "beach" in the name, seriously, it's a winter dessert, so I won't be trying it until then.

incidentally, Kith has nothing on Deus Ex Machina in Venice CA when it comes to snack-while-shopping brilliance. ;o)
Lou N. August 27, 2015
Looks good.