According my Ultimate Holiday app for the iPhone (yes, it's free ... I'm an app whore), today (March 7th) is National Cereal Day. I didn't realize that last night when I made homemade Peanut Butter & Jam Granola from 500 Vegan Recipes:
But how freakin' appropriate, right? The Kellogg brothers — John and Will — invented breakfast cereal in the late 19th century as a vegetarian alternative to traditional breakfast meats like bacon and sausage. You see, the Kelloggs were vegetarians because they were Seventh-Day Adventists. But their first attempts at cereal weren't all that well-received.
It wasn't until they developed granola that folks caught on. That's because granola is the bomb. Especially Celine and Joni's magical PB & Jam granola. It doesn't get much better than all-natural peanut butter, strawberry preserves, and whole gain oats. Plus, homemade granola is so much cheaper than shelling out $5 for a box of Kellogg's or some overpriced all-natural brand.
I served my granola over plain FarmSoy yogurt, which I purchased at the Farm in Summertown last weekend, along with fresh strawberries, walnuts, raisins, and a drizzle of agave nectar. Delish!
What's your favorite vegan cereal or granola?