Corn Puffs

Vegetable or cereal?

I’m not really big on cereals these days because I feel like all of them are filled with some kind of nonsense–sugar mostly and assorted other words I can’t pronounce. But when it’s hot out (like today when we hit 90 degrees at 9am), call me crazy but I don’t really feel like a steamy bowl of oatmeal. Enter the corn puff.

I found these little guys on the bottom shelf where all the cheap cereals they don’t want you to find are located. Ingredients: puffed corn. Sweet. So do I count this is a vegetable or…?

Puffing is created by placing whole grains under high pressure with steam (thanks, Wikipedia) so this is a pretty clean process. Naturally, you can puff other whole grains like rice, wheat, amaranth, millet, etc. You’ve probably seen several of these in the cereal aisle.

A cup of these has just 60 calories (laaame) so I’d say I probably had three cups plus some peanut butter for fat, cinnamon for flavor and banana for… fruit. I really like them, but I like bland, styrofoam-y things… like rice cakes. So judge accordingly to see if you’d also like these.

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  1. Hooray for puffed corn (and rice and millet) cereals! I don’t really eat cereal these days, but those bags of puffed grains from the health food store were always my favorite. Never could stand sweetened cereals (even oatmeal), which is a good thing because they weren’t allowed in our house growing up! My mom always ate Uncle Sam cereal with flax. I’m pretty sure it’s made from wheat, so I don’t know if you’ve tried it? But it’s interesting to think how ahead of its time that cereal was (is).

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