Our Five Ring Circus: Target Breakfast Twist

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Target Breakfast Twist

As a busy mom of four children, I am always looking for quick and easy breakfasts to prepare for my family. My kids get bored eating the same type of breakfast foods every day, so I was very eager to participate in the Target Breakfast Twist Project!

The box I received was filled with the following foods:

1 pouch Nature Valley® Protein Granola
1 box Nature Valley® Granola Bars
1 box Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal
1 box Trix® cereal
1 package Quaker® Oats
1 jar Jif® peanut butter
1 package Nutella® mini cups
1 pouch Grandma Hoerner’s® Big Slice™ apples snack


The goal of this project is to share simple breakfast recipes that can be made using the products I received.   After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with a few ideas to suit the likes of each family member!


We love oatmeal, but the ordinary oatmeal topped with sugar meal can get boring.  I mixed things up and catered to each family member's individual tastes by putting out a variety of toppings.  I put out Nutella, Jif peanut butter, Big Slice kettle cooked apples, and Nature Valley Protein Granola to be used as toppings.


The most popular combination was the oatmeal topped with Big Slice kettle cooked apples and Nature Valley Protein Granola.

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Mixing in Nutella, Jif Peanut Butter, and Nature Valley Protein Granola was also a popular choice!



Vanilla yogurt is a staple in our household.  I made it more appealing by adding a layer of Big Slice kettle cooked apples topped with Nature Valley Protein Granola.  My toddler immediately stole it!



We are often rushing out the door to go to appointments or run errands in the morning.  I love Nature Valley Granola Bars, and they go well with my hot tea or coffee.  An easy, low mess choice for my toddler is a baggie filled with Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, Trix cereal, and Nature Valley Protein Granola. I now keep several granola bars and several baggies filled with this mix in my snack drawer so I can grab them when I'm rushing out the door!



My kids love to dip foods!  A plate filled with banana slices, a bowl of trix cereal, Nutella mini cups, and a bowl of Jif peanut butter is a great addition to any breakfast and also is a great after school snack idea!



My kids loved this alternative to their toast with peanut butter or Nutella!  Simply spread one Nature Valley Granola Bar with Jif Peanut Butter, spread Nutella on the other one, and press together.  It was an instant hit!



We always have bananas in our house, and the kids eat them every day. I really wanted to put a spin on ordinary bananas. 

This one is simple! Cut a banana in half.  Spread Jif Peanut Butter on one half and top with Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch Cereal.  Spread a layer of Nutella on the other half and top with Trix cereal.

The kids get a full serving of fruit, and it's fun to eat!


All of these recipes were quick and easy to make!  The kids now have new favorites in our breakfast meal rotation!

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


  1. Love this idea!!!! :)


  2. You KNOW anything with nutella is a WINNER for me!!! :)

  3. You came up with some really cute ideas! I'm going to try some of these :)

  4. YUM!!!!! I'll take anything with a little Nutella in it ;)

  5. You are a genius and so creative! I LOVE all of these ideas!

  6. I am beyond impressed with all of the different ideas you were able to come up with these foods!

  7. Wow! Totally impressed with your combos!! I love that granola. I get the one with cranberry in it. Really delicious on yogurt with fruit.


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