It all started with a cereal.
A hot cereal, named Coco Wheats.
Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you've even eaten it. For me, it was a disaster turned good fortune.
You see, I bought Coco Wheats from Walmart in the uber mark down section. You know, that section where they put a pile of "stuff"" that was either returned and the box is ripped, or the plate has scrape, or maybe, in my case, they just have too much product; Coco Wheats was one of them.
Now I am not the fan of hot cereal. Now don't get me wrong, I do love me some oatmeal, but other than that, I'm an decadent omelet type girl for breakfast. So why did I go for this hot cearl that was on mark down for 2 dollars? We,ll it's becuase I read the label.
Simple, readable incrdients that included chocolate; A health-nut's dream.
Ingredients: What Farnia, Cocoa, calcium Phosphate, artificial flavors, vitamin C, Niacin, iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, B6, B2, and B1. Done.
No enriched flour here.
I was quite hopeful for this cearal and was excited to try it.Unfotrunaltly it didn't turn out so good.
I followed the directions for the most part;
It states 3 tbs of the cereal for 1 serving, plus one cup of milk or water. I choose to do half cup almond milk, half cup water, and added a scoop of protein powder just for kicks, then microwave for 1 min, stir, and continue microwaving, and stirring until desired thickness (mine was about 4 min).
Maybe it was the protein powder that through this cereal off, but I highly doubt it, but it turned out aweful! Taste, texture, overall look. Gross.
I was quite sad as I dumped the bowl of mush in the trash and starred at the box for fear that it was now going to be that one thing in your pantry you know you should just throw out because no one in your house likes it and it's been there for ages type of thing.
Then a lightbulb hit. On the side of the box was a recipe for chocolate brownies using the coco wheats. And I got to thinking, that hey, I've read that wheat farnia* does well used as a whole wheat type flour subsitute....and I have 2 overripe bannas, and one needs-to-be-used today zucchini in the fridge....so I'll MAKE MUFFINS!!!! (Didn't think that was coming did you?)
And that's exactly what I did. And guess what?
They are wonderful, very filling, chocolate, healthy, muffins! Miracles do happen.
*(Wanna know what the heck Wheat Farnia is? Click HERE)