Chex-Encrusted French Toast

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Goooood morning.


How goes it? Did you have an extra-long weekend thanks to the holiday? We had a great weekend together as a family – it’s nice to spend that extra time together, especially since I’ll be traveling a lot for work next week.


Hey, what’s your Halloween costume going to be? If you have a pet or kiddo, what’s their costume?  Henry is going to be a puppy – every time I put his costume on, he starts saying, ‘Woof woof woof!’ and crawling around on all fours.  My mommy friends and I are having a kid costume party – it’s gonna be too much adorableness for one room. I don’t have a costume this year. Normally, we rent costumes from a shop, but with the Half Ironman on the big Halloween weekend, I doubt we’ll have any adult parties to attend… Boooo.


Anyway – back to breakfast.


It’s #CerealLoversWeek.  Don’t you love it how practically everything has a day or week?! I love any excuse to celebrate the things we’re crazy about, so these random holidays are fine by me. I hardly ever have straight cereal as breakfast – but it’s my #1 go-to treat snack.  I like sweeter cereals to help tame my sweet tooth. You can usually find me snacking on Chocolate Chex straight out of the bag at nighttime while we watch back-to-back-to-back episodes of Downton Abbey (soooo good!).


BUT – if I do have cereal for breakfast, I use it to make BANGING French toast.


I used Cinnamon Chex (I separate out the flavored Chex from the plain rice ones to maximize flavor) to coat French toast before frying… Tada!  Super crunchy.  So delicious.  This would be an awesome Sunday brunch treat for the holidays.




Side note: just for disclosure purposes, I have an ongoing professional relationship with General Mills, who makes Chex, but they didn’t specifically sponsor this post. I just really love the idea of an entire week dedicated to the awesomeness of cereal.  And I buy Chex by the cartload (seriously, you should see my pantry).


Here’s my favorite way to use cereal in a savory way:


Breaded Baked Tofu <— ridiculously good, especially with ketchup.


I’m off to go feed the ducks (I just wrote “feed the f**ks accidentally – hah) with Henry and DadHTP. It’s our favorite group activity. <3 <3 <3


Have an awesome day! (Can you tell that I’m in a stellar mood??)



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 15, 2013, 10:02 am

    Yum! Great ideas — both of these look delicious!

    Have a great day & enjoy your stellar mood! 🙂

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 15, 2013, 10:07 am

    Awww a puppy! That will be so adorable!

    My family and I used to go feed the ducks once a week when I was growing up. Brings back so many memories! 🙂 Enjoy your Tuesday!

  • Jack Sh*t October 15, 2013, 10:33 am

    What have I told you about feeding the f**ks? Stop it!

  • Kendra October 15, 2013, 11:12 am

    Love your stellar mood! It is contagious! 🙂 Oh, and just make sure you don’t start teaching Henry to play f**k, f**k, goose. He might get some stares in his play group. 😉

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 15, 2013, 11:14 am

    omg Chex is my FAVORITE cereal since going gluten free a couple years ago. The Honey Nut is the best!

    • Erin (General Mills) October 16, 2013, 10:10 pm

      Thanks for the cereal love here and on @CarrotsNCake! Let me know if I can stock your pantry with Chex. Yum #CerealLoversWeek

  • Allison (Ms. Whirlwind) October 15, 2013, 11:45 am

    It’s my daughter’s first Halloween, and she’s going to be a kitty cat, while my son is going to be Darth Vader, because “it’s okay to be a bad guy for Halloween especially when he has a red lightsaber!”

  • Janelle October 15, 2013, 12:45 pm

    Never thought to use Chex for french toast – great idea! I like to mix the plain with the cinnamon to tame the sweetness… but now I really want to try the chocolate for a nighttime snack.

    • Erin (General Mills) October 16, 2013, 10:11 pm

      Thanks for the #CerealLoversWeek love. Message me if you want cereal. 🙂

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change October 15, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Love your idea for crunchy french Toast! My husband and I are going as Sheldon and Amy Farrah Fowler 🙂 Love The Big Bang!

  • Allison October 15, 2013, 2:27 pm

    Both my daughter and my dog are going to be pirates.

  • Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind October 15, 2013, 3:13 pm

    Yum! Love being in a good mood! Maybe it’s all the 70.3 exercise endorphins? 😀

  • Rebecca October 15, 2013, 3:27 pm

    I work on Halloween, so no parties for me. Not that I go to parties anyway. I’m expecting to have a few guests coming back late from parties, possibly “happy.” We’ll see…

    I didn’t get yesterday off from class. And I forgot it was Columbus Day for most of the day anyway. I have every Monday and Wednesday off of work because of class (crazy commute), and I had today off, which was nice.

  • Melissa October 15, 2013, 4:18 pm

    Oh, yum! I love french toast and the addition of cinnamon chex, one of my favorite cereals makes it sound even better! This week (cereal lovers week) is definitely right up my alley!

    • Erin (General Mills) October 16, 2013, 10:12 pm

      Happy #CerealLoveWeek. Can we send you some Chex to celebrate?

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 15, 2013, 5:52 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! I had no idea Cereal Lovers Week existed, but I must have subconsciously known because last night I made granola (and it was freaking amazing, I might add). As for Halloween, I have no idea! I don’t have any parties to go to at the moment but my office apparently goes all-out so I need to come up with something soon. Pinterest here I come! 🙂 And safe travels – sounds like a busy week ahead!

  • Amber K October 15, 2013, 7:38 pm

    I love those days when I’m just in a great mood! Hope you had fun feeding the ducks. 🙂

  • Michelle October 16, 2013, 1:17 am

    So funny, my two year old daughter is going to be an owl and whenever she puts on her costume, or even when we just ask her what she’s going to be for Halloween, she says, “Whoo Whooo”! I think animals make the CUTEST costumes for babies & toddlers. Soon enough they’ll want to be super heroes and cartoon characters and such!

    That toast looks delish!

  • Runner Girl Eats October 16, 2013, 6:33 am

    How have I never tried crusted french toast?! This sounds like breakfast perfection.

  • Luv What You Do October 16, 2013, 10:05 pm

    I have been carb crazy since Sunday’s marathon and this looks AMAZING!

  • Erin (General Mills) October 16, 2013, 10:13 pm

    Thanks, Caitlin for the #CerealLoversWeek love. Cheers!

  • Jordan October 17, 2013, 4:44 am

    I don’t have any kids and I haven’t dressed up for Halloween since college, but my dog is going to be a t-Rex (if I can get her to stop trying to eat her little hands when she’s wearing the costume!). I’ve also bought costumes for 2 of my three cats – Cadbury has a court jester type hat and collar and Marshmallow has fairy wings. Although neither of them wear their costumes – Marshmallow won’t even move with her’s on – typing that makes me feel like I should go buy Reesie a costume too, those costumes were bought before we got her!

  • kath October 18, 2013, 8:49 pm

    Cereal is one of my favorite snacks too

  • Kelli October 18, 2013, 9:17 pm

    where did you find your puppy costume? My Henry (20 months) is going to be a puppy too 🙂

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