09/11/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cereal-Encrusted Bread Makes For The Most Literal Of Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast is often a toss-up. Bowl of cereal or piece of toast? If you experience this conflict, there's good news: The cereal-encrusted sandwich means you can have both.

This Cheerios-coated grilled cheese sandwich from Yvonne Ruperti of Serious Eats, for example, binds those iconic little o's to the toast with melted cheese. Ruperti chose to add ham to the sandwich, but the options are really limitless: Whip up some scrambled eggs, spread the toast with peanut butter and jelly or eat it with just a schmear of cream cheese. The delightful blandness of the cereal will complement pretty much any sandwich filling.

cereal sandwhich
Get the Cheerios-Coated Grilled cheese Sandwich recipe here.

If you're more of a corn flakes kind of guy or gal, swap out the Cheerios. This recipe from Family Fresh Cooking uses a whisked eggs and butter mixture to get the cereal to stick -- a great option if you'd rather not use cheese for the binding.
corn flake
Get the Corn Flake Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe here.

Lastly, for ultimate breakfast food synthesis, make these cereal-crusted French toast waffles from The Blonde Buckeye.
Yes -- that's cereal, French toast and waffles all infused into one beautiful breakfast.
Get the Cornflake Crusted French Toast Waffles recipe here.

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Breakfast Sandwiches