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.