I can eat cereal at any time. I have no time constraints about it. Which is why I thought that cereal can be made into a dessert. I am not talking about just adding sugar or eating Lucky Charms, I mean, using dessert components to make a cereal/dessert.
We have a recipe for oatmeal streusel which is one of the best things I have eaten. It is crisp, sweet and oaty. It is mostly used to garnish Danish and other baked goods, but I had always thought that is would make the best cereal. Perhaps not the most healthy cereal, but the best tasting yes.
The components are:
.Liquid Banana Bread truffles. This is a baked banana bread that has been pureed with some heavy cream and corn syrup, basically turning it back into a liquid batter. We pour this liquid into a silicone sphere mold, freeze it, pop it out, coat it in chocolate and then feuilletine (crisp, thin wafers). Then the liquid batter melts inside the sphere, but it won't be going anywhere soon since it is trapped in a chocolate prison.
.Peanut Butter powder. Just peanut butter with powdered sugar, mixed until it is of a dry-solid consistency, then passed through a drum sieve or tamis.
.Oatmeal streusel clusters
.Chocolate milk, on the side. This was a challenge, because what really makes good chocolate milk if not the amount and quality of chocolate? How much do you add without turning it into a viscous aberration. We did quite a few different tests, and the one we finally picked was originally a simple chocolate sauce made with chocolate (obviously), sugar and heavy cream, and then we just added milk until it felt right.
What works well here is that if you take a spoonful with all of the components, you can feel the banana sphere pop in your mouth and all of the banana flavor just surrounds all of the other flavors, but none of them overwhelms the other. Plus it's fun to have cereal for dessert.