Post Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch Crumb Cake – a dense breakfast cake made heart healthy with the addition of Post Great Grains, substituting applesauce for the egg and Greek yogurt for sour cream.
Foods made with cereal are a great alternative to eating it the standard way!
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or just for me (because I don’t want to share it). I liked the flavor combination and the crunchiness of it, too.
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1 1/2 cups crushed Post Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal
(equals about 2 1/2 cups uncrushed)
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter and flour a 9-inch square cake pan or line it with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the crushed cereal, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cut butter in with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal.
Reserve one cup of the crumble mixture for the topping.
Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment.
Beat on medium speed until it forms a smooth batter.
Spread it into the prepared cake pan.
Sprinkle the remaining crumb topping.
I found that if I mixed the topping in the mixer instead of using the pastry cutter it clumped together. You may have better luck if you use the mixer. Maybe not leave the mixer going for as long.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Post Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch Cake earned 2 rolling pins. I’m going to be honest here. I was disappointed with the density of the cake. I wanted something lighter. Had I not been sick this week, I definitely would have redone this recipe, using less butter or substituting the applesauce for it.
Instead of substituting the cereal for 1 1/2 cups of flour, I also would have just added the cereal to it and I would have added about 1 cup of dried cranberries as there wasn’t enough in the cereal for the cake. I’m was excited to have a bowl of Great Grains this morning before heading off to work. It really is quite yummy and the cranberries give it a great chewy texture to compliment the crunchiness of the grains and almonds.
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!