Intro: Reinvent Breakfast With the Grilled Cereal Wrap
In the spirit of science (and morbid curiosity), I got a group of friends together to see what kind of frankenfood we could mash together with the ingredients we had lying around. After consolidating our findings we had the following ingredients to work with: tortillas, cereal, bananas, macarons, eggs, cheese, jelly, Nutella, honey and milk.
Step 1: The Ingredients
We decided we couldn’t bare to combine stinky cheese with any of the other ingredients, but that using everything else was fair game.
After a quick brainstorming session, we knew what we wanted to make and we started our creation of the Grilled Cereal Wrap!
Step 2: Combining the Ingredients
Everyone has been to that point of desperation where they’re willing to combine the unthinkable out of hunger or pure amusement. For us, the birth of the grilled cereal wrap manifested because most of our ingredients were breakfast related.
We began by pouring a cup and a half of cereal into a food processor. Next we ground the flakes and granola until they became coarse. After we achieved the desired consistency we added one egg, a tablespoon of honey, half a banana, a teaspoon of jelly, the two macaroons, a dash of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of milk. The outcome did not look super appetizing...
Step 3: Grill
However, the train was rolling and we couldn't stop there so we heated some oil in a pan and formed our mixture into burger-sized patties. After placing the cereal patty on the grill, it had a vague resemblance to the nasty patty from Spongebob Squarepants. We left the patty on the grill for about 5 minutes until both sides were golden and crisp.
Step 4: Wrap and Re-Grill
While the patty cooked we took out a tortilla and lathered it with a generous heap of Nutella. Next we placed the cooked patty onto the tortilla and folded the edges of the tortilla over the patty for one finally round on the stovetop.
Step 5: Taste Test
After a few minutes of frying the tortilla in the oil, it was finally time for the taste-test. I cut a delicate piece out of the grilled cereal wrap and took a bite.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The first bite was gooey and warm, but had a distinctive cereal graininess to it. The texture reminded me of chewing on a warm granola Blondie bar, but softer. The Nutella added the perfect amount of sweetness and it wasn't too messy because the tortilla kept everything in place. I was surprised to taste a hint of fruitiness from the macarons and raisins.
While I don't see grilled cereal wraps replacing pancakes anytime soon, this frankenfood definitely holds its own in terms of tastiness. It's a bit heavy for an early morning meal, but it pairs well with a big glass of milk for a late brunch. Just don't be offended if you put all your efforts into making something as weird as grilled cereal and expect your friends or family to join you in eating it.
So start creating. Become the Instructable master of your own breakfast destiny. And remember this word of advice: Whatever you make is always better with Nutella.