Crushed Weet-Bix crumbs? Try these recipes!


No more soggy Weetbix! Our genius mums from the NSM Facebook group have come up with these clever ways to use up those Weetbix crumbs that always gather on the bottom of the box- and they’re delicious!


Here’s some of the suggestions our community offered, and below you’ll find three fun recipes to try.

Sausage Rolls: “We combine Weetbix crumbs with sausage mince, tomato paste, herbs and an egg then roll into puff pastry logs and bake for delicious sausage rolls” – Lyndie

Cheesecake: My mum used to make cheesecake. Used them as the base with I think butter… And the filling was condensed milk, cream cheese and a bit of lemon zest (I think) beaten with a mixer.” – Rosanna

Homemade Chicken Nuggets: Chicken mince; roll it in the weet-bix crumbs and bake to make home made nuggets.” – Naomi

Butterballs: My beautiful Scottish grandma used to make ‘ButterBalls’ with them (that’s right… just little scoops of butter rolled in the Weetbix crumbs). Sounds gross and prob so unhealthy, but we thought they were the best treats!-Robina

Museli Bars: “Add it in with oats and dried fruit and make muesli bars.” – Taylor

Breakfast Parfait: I use them for breakfast for my self. I layer it with yogurt and fruit into a glass and drizzle honey ontop then pour over the milk… so quick and healthy.” – Sarah

Other top suggestions were to use the Weetbix crumbs as a breadcrumb topping on lasange or tuna casserole (combined with grated cheese), add to smoothies or use in muffins or banana bread.

Try one of these recipes from the Weetbix site:

Weet-Bix banana choc loaf

  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 40 mins
  • Servings 18

Ingredients:

  • 3 Weet-Bix, crushed
  • 1½ cup white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 60g margarine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup So Good Lite soy milk

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C.
  2. In a large bowl combine Weet-Bix, flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar together, then add bananas, egg and So Good Lite
  4. Add to dry ingredients, blending well.
  5. Place in a lightly greased loaf tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until skewer inserted in middle of loaf comes out clean.
  6. Cool. Slice and serve on its own, or toast and serve with yoghurt.

Weetbix Berry Muffins

Berry muffins make an extra special breakfast treat or are a perfect lunchbox favourite

  • Skill Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 30 mins
  • Servings 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • ¼ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 6 Weet-Bix, finely crushed
  • 1 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup So Good Regular soy milk
  • 3 tbs margarine, melted

Method:

  1. Sift flours, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  2. Stir through sugar, crushed Weet-Bix and berries.
  3. Combine egg, So Good Regular and margarine.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin tins.
  6. Bake in a moderately hot oven, 190˚C for 30 minutes.

Mediterranean vegetable bake

Mediterranean vegetable bake is a delicious way of including more legumes into your diet

  • Skill Medium
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 35 mins
  • Servings 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 2 zucchini (courgettes), sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 500g jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 300g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbs fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 tsp olive oil, extra

Crumble

  • 2 Weet-Bix, crushed
  • ¼ cup fat-reduced cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Spinach parcels

Spinach parcels are perfect for dinner parties or as an entree.

  • Skill Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cook time 25 mins
  • Servings 8

Ingredients:

  • 3 Sanitarium Weet-Bix™, crushed
  • 2 sheets of square puff pastry
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 bunch shallots (spring onions, white and pale green parts), finely sliced
  • ½ cup grated tasty cheese
  • 5 eggs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Lay out the pastry sheets and score into square quarters.
  3. In a large bowl, place the spinach leaves, cheese, Weet Bix™ and 4 eggs. Stir to combine.
  4. Place 1/8 of the mixture onto each quarter of the pastry, keeping it neat and tidy in the centre.
  5. Brush the edges of the square with egg, and draw the 4 points together in a peak.
  6. Pinch the seams of the pastry together, and brush the top with egg.
  7. Bake on the lined tray for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Read the rest of the NSM group’s amazing ideas here.


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