The Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is just a few days away, and my mind is occupied with what to prepare for that day. I actually have some idea in mind, but the other side of me is quite adventurous. I always want to try new taste or flavor in addition to the original recipe. Just like Pabassinas, I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal as one of its main ingredients, and it’s a hit!
For the love of cereals, thanks to General Mills for inspiring me to make yummy Pabassinas (Cinnamon Crunch Almond Raisin Cookies)! I’m so thrilled to share this recipe to you because I just found out how the cereal has gave it a different savory taste, yet the same Pabassinas we love over the years. I never thought that cereals could make delicious cookies such as this one! Once you tried it, you’ll never look at cereals the same way again.
In this recipe, I didn’t add cinnamon ground anymore because the Cinnamon Toast Crunch itself is enough for me. But as always, feel free to add cinnamon ground if you prefer to. It smells good and delicious! For the raisins, the golden ones are my best bet. If you will look in the pictures, you’ll see that I didn’t used golden raisins here. It just happened that I just used what we currently have in stock in the pantry.
Pabassinas (Cinnamon Toast Crunch Raisin Almond Cookies) Recipe
1 cup flour
1 ½ cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereals
¼ cup shelled and finely chopped walnuts
½ cup finely chopped almonds
½ cup raisins
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. active dry yeast
½ cup milk
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine and whisk together the flour, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ground, baking powder, yeast, sugar, and salt.
- Next to add is the butter, use spatula to mix it together. Add the walnuts, almonds, raisins, and combine them together. Add the milk, water, lemon juice, and vanilla in it, then mix and combine well.
- Transfer the dough into a lightly floured table; use a rolling pin to flatten it into your desired thickness. Whether you prefer it to be about ¼ inch or ½ inch, that’s up to your preference. Cut out the dough with a cookie cutter, any shape that pleases you will do.
- Place cookies in a baking pan or rack, then bake it for 25 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool it down.
That’s it, Pabassinas (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, almond, raisin cookies)! You know, you can also top your cookies with icing and decorate it, if you want to. Try the Lucky Charms; it will also make yummy and attractive decorations on top of cookies. You can also find more cereal recipes and inspirations when you visit the Cereal Con Carino page!
I hope this recipe inspires you to make some for the Day of the Dead!