It’s not every day that a gal like me gets invited to Minneapolis to tour the General Mills facility. After all, while my husband and kids love cereal on occasion, I didn’t grow up eating it.
And yet, my friends at General Mills decided that this girl from Spain was worthy enough to be flown out, get a tour and find out more about all their brands; many of which are organic, many I currently purchase and are family favorites, and most I had no idea were owned by General Mills.
Oh, the reason you are here -right. These Lucky Charms Waffles.
During our tour, we had the opportunity to create anything we wanted by spending an hour in the General Mills’ Kitchen facility (it’s dreamy btw!) with incredible kitchen assistants (my dream!) to create any magical creation.
Well, let me tell you one thing. I never buy Lucky Charms (sorry kids!), and since everything I test and create for my websites, meal plans, and cookbooks are fresh and healthy-ish…Given the opportunity to create anything my heart desired I wanted to make something “Magically Delicious!”
When in doubt, I make waffles. Given the opportunity, I turn any challenge into a waffle challenge. Heck, I even WON competing on Food Network by creating this Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich on the spot!
So back to these waffles. I used Lucky Charms cereal to make these waffles by grinding up the cereal into flour in a food processor. Then, I mixed the powder with regular gluten-free flour (regular flour would work too).
I had no idea that Lucky Charms were gluten-free. One of the reasons for my trip was to learn more about General Mill’s journey to offering a complete line of gluten-free cereals. And these, my friends, are for sure my family’s favorites.
While others made healthy snacks like no-bake bites, mini cheesecakes, bacon maple glazed cereal mixes -among others- I sought out to make something completely out of the box, pun intended.
At home, should I attempt to make these awesome Lucky Waffles, they would probably not get eaten, or worse, my kids would complain that I use up cereal in a way I’m not supposed to.
To top them off, I made a glaze by combining powdered sugar, melted cream cheese, and the pink and blue marshmallows.
Over the top? Yes. Absolutely.
Too much sugar? Yes.
After turning Lucky Charms into something that resembles dessert, I think a bowl of the cereal would be a much better breakfast option than one of these waffles. LOL.
What do you think? Would you make these? If so, for dessert? Just curious, no judgment.
BTW, you should know that only a few brave souls tried the waffles while others looked at me like I was crazy. In the end, it was a fun experiment. And yes, they taste like Lucky Charms.
This is not a sponsored post. I was a guest of General Mills last week to learn about their cereal. All opinions, as always, are my own.