Regular Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is not vegan and gluten-free. HOWEVER, Van's makes a reasonably close VGF alternative, Cinnamon Heaven. I reviewed this cereal last year. TC challenged me to make a coffee cake with cinnamon toast crunch.
Pinterest yielded several recipes, precious few from scratch. For my junior paper on diets and religion, I picked up a series of essays on women and food, and I recall one that was elaborating on why women in the '50s felt pressured to "do it all": keeping the perfect house, dressing neatly, managing the children, and making dinners with all the new electric gadgets and convenience foods. That drive to use convenience foods is why I find some 1950's cookbooks gross (et tu, ridiculous Sunset cookbook in my grandparents' home library). I think the essay was from this book?
Fortunately, while Natalie Slater's Bake and Destroy has been a cookbook of about 50% success for the recipes I've tried, she includes a "cake mix" recipe. I substituted some soymilk powder and made it gluten-free for the base bundt cake, to imitate the "pudding added" aspect of some cake mixes. My streusel I modified from Fifteen Spatulas, including all kinds of cinnamon heaven cereal, as "flour" and as chunks.
I wish I could be a food studies researcher!
This week in protein bars: another pretentious chocolate date and nut bar, the Skout bar.
Oooh, it's organic. Ooh, it tastes like every other chocolate peanut butter "granola" bar.
"For those who wander." Uh-huh. It was on sale at Natural Grocers and I wanted a snack, hence why I bought it.
Oh look, it's my shoes. I drafted a guest post for a friend's blog today and it involved shoes. Am I the only person who's looking for a second pair of Vibram FiveFingers? I like my "toe" shoes, but I only wear them for HIIT and outdoor yoga, not running.