How to Eat Cereal: Top Tips & Recommendations

How to Eat Cereal: Top Tips & Recommendations

Some of you reading this article will be asking yourself “How to eat cereal?” and will be searching the internet on whether there are any secret tips, methods or correct ways of eating cereal to achieve greater health benefits or enhanced flavour. Thankfully, here at Oatwell, we have the answers for you.

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How do You Eat Cereal?

There are generally two methods on how to eat cereal, one of which is considerably more popular than the other. The most popular way to prepare cereal can be listed below:


  • Pour the contents of your cereal, whether that be Weetabix, Cheerios or Oatwell Crispy Hearts into a bowl, mug or similar serving dish
  • Pour your preferred variation of milk over the cereal and into the serving dish. This can either be as full to the brim or as shallow as you wish 
  • Stir with your serving spoon and enjoy


Alternatively, some people prepare cereal in the following steps:


  • Firstly, pour your chosen type of milk into a serving dish
  • Pour the contents of your cereal until you are satisfied with the volume of food
  • Stir with your serving spoon and enjoy


The reason for the latter is because people believe that pouring milk first creates a better cereal-to-milk ratio. When you pour cereal first, you can't see how much milk you're pouring until it has covered your cereal. When you pour the milk first, you know just how much cereal you need to match it. 

However, what if we were to tell you that both steps are actually the incorrect way on how to eat cereal correctly. As such, we have detailed the correct way below:


  • Start with a very small pour of cereal 
  • Add a higher ratio of milk-to-cereal content 
  • Once the cereal floats up and is consumed, refill the bowl with equally small portions and repeat this step roughly four to seven times.


This technique, often called the ‘refill technique’, helps the cereal maintain optimal crunch and ensures that the milk becomes lightly flavoured which then can be drunk separately at the end.


While we hope we have debunked the misconceptions on how to eat cereal correctly, we would like to finish the article with a few recommendations of our own. One way to really enhance your cereal is to incorporate warm milk with your servings - particularly as a night-time snack. This is because warm milk has been documented to help to control blood sugar levels, helps induce sleep and can offer a great solution to regulate your body temperatures in the winter periods. 

If you are looking for a healthy option for your cereal choice, why not consider Oatwell Crispy Hearts. Give us a call on 01455 556281 or alternatively, fill out our contact form where our friendly and highly knowledgeable team will get back to you.