Cereal Milk Banana Cream Pie

What do you get when you combine a cinnamon-y sweet breakfast cereal and a classic creamy dessert? This pie, that’s what!

Cereal Milk Banana Cream Pie
Though I was rarely allowed to have it as a child, Cinnamon Toast Crunch topped my list of most-coveted cereals. It had all the things I loved about cinnamon toast—crunchy sugar and spicy cinnamon—but in a bowl. Drench it with some icy milk and holy smokes, is there anything better? 

This creamy pie is a nod to my love for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, combined with a favorite dessert, banana cream pie. Since I’ve always loved sliced bananas with my cereal, it made sense to combine the flavors of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with creamy cereal-milk infused pudding. 

Get started by pulsing your Cinnamon Toast Crunch with melted butter and a bit of salt in the food processor.

Cereal in food processor
Next, press it into your pan. A flat-bottomed glass makes this easy work! Pressing crushed cereal with bottom of glass in pie plate
Then, it’s pudding time. First, we steep your cereal with warm cream and milk. Then wait for the flavors to meld. steeping cereal with warm cream and milk
Gather the remaining ingredients and make the pudding. ingredients for pie filling
Finally, blend in your butter. heating ingredients for filling
Assembling this baby is easy: crust, bananas, pudding…done! pie crust and filling
Once you’re done layering, stash your nearly-done pie in the fridge for a couple of hours to set. cut up bananas in pie crust
When you’re ready to slice-and-serve, whip up some fresh whipped cream. Do it by hand and feel like a champ (or be smarter than me and use a hand mixer). Spread on top of chilled pie. whipping cream for top of pie
Slice, plate and enjoy! Cereal Milk Banana Cream Pie

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