Cereal Milk Chess Pie: A fun twist on a classic pie using Frosted Flake cereal milk powder. Now you can have pie for breakfast. :)
Scrolling through my Twitter feed last night and an article popped up about Weight Watchers.
That Weight Watchers was going to offer teenagers (ages 13-18) the diet plan for free until the were 17 (yes, I’m confused if it is free to 17 why it says 18 but that is what I read).
I have SOOO many issues with this.
The article points out that they have to get doctor permission to go.
Oh goodie, not only will your teen be humiliated by being dragged to WW but before that you get to drag them to the doctor to confirm they are fat and can starve themselves down. Excellent.
Weight Watchers said it’s to promote a lifetime of good eating habits.
No, it’s to promote a lifetime of neurotic teens turning into neurotic adults who will stay dieting their whole life…therefore bringing them income. WW is not helping but investing in their companies future.
Weight Watchers taught me to count points. I can to this day look at a food and tell you exactly how many points it’s worth (for the plan I was on at the time).
I know women who lived off of microwave popcorn because it was one point. Ate most of it all day and then would used their saved points to have ice cream.
And let’s not forget having to stand on a scale every week.
You won’t be helping your teen by dragging them to WW. I know because it happened to me when I was 13.
I was mortified. I refused to go again and so I did it at home.
I became paranoid about going over 1200 calories. My relationship with food got damaged at that point.
Growing up I was actually a very slender kid with chipmunk cheeks. When we lived in Phoenix I lived in the pool. I mean lived. Hours upon hours in the pool. My parents would have to drag me out every day kicking and screaming.
But after second grade we moved to Flagstaff. I loved Flagstaff but there was no pool. I rode my bike but really it was not the same as how I loved the pool.
Slowly I gained.
When we moved back to Phoenix before the start of junior high our backyard did not have a pool. There was a community pool in our housing development.
But between gaining weight and unfortunately becoming a member of the #metoo movement thanks to a trusted family friend I had no desire to go over to a pool by myself.
I grew up watching my mother diet, then reward herself and eat what she wanted, and then diet again. Every holiday time I would hear how come Monday she was getting serious about losing the weight.
It’s still that way to this day. I know she thinks it’s weird that I have body acceptance.
So if you have an overweight teen or child I have a suggestion for you.
Model eating vegetables, not because you are supposed to eat them but because you enjoy eating them.
Model that all foods are okay but that some are better than others at nourishing your body.
Model to fill up on the nourishing foods so that your body is properly fueled but that a slice of apple pie from time to time is okay too.
Model exercising for fun. Model moving your body. Never use exercise as a punishment for eating something you thought was bad. Exercise should never be punishment.
If your child doesn’t like a certain exercise don’t continue to make them do it. Keep introducing different exercises and they eventually will find one that they love and want to do all the time. I love hockey obviously but I also just love walking.
I get people telling me all the time that if I ran I could burn more calories. Great, thanks. Except that isn’t my goal. And if I HATE and I mean HATE running I won’t stick with it.
Even my runner friends who claim to love running seem to stop running. And I want to say to them you didn’t love running, you loved the calories you burned running. If you loved running…you would still be running.
Alright off my soapbox and into the kitchen.
To make this pie.
I love cereal milk. So I was crazy excited to see that they are actually making powdered cereal milk!
I originally was going to make this pie be malted and use the Peanut Butter cereal flavor only to realize I didn’t have any Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.
But I did have the new Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes…which fyi is awesome. It’s Frosted Flakes with Lucky Charms marshmallows. My perfect cereal.
If you are a Chess Pie fan then no, this is not what you consider normal chess pie. But it’s a fun pie. And a tasty pie. So just go with it.
Cereal Milk Chess Pie
1 9-inch pie crush
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP Cereal Milk Powder (or malted milk), divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream (for topping)
Frosted Flakes (garnish)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll out the dough and fit into a 9-inch pie pan that has been sprayed with baking spray.
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter, sugar, and syrup until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
Add the salt and 1/2 cup Cereal Milk Powder and beat until fully combined.
Pour into pie crust.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the filling has just set and its still slightly wobbly in the center.
Remove the pie and let cool on a wire rack.
Once cool, whip the heavy cream and 2 TBSP Cereal Milk powder until stiff peaks form.
Top the pie with the whipped cream.
Sprinkle with cereal.