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How to Create a Simple Retro Sunday Brunch

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Themed Sunday Brunches! They sound fabulous, fun, and like a lot of work, am I right?! In this Pinterest-styled world, the perfect table setting or love-filled recipe can seem unattainable and a bit overwhelming. Well, I am here to tell you that they don’t have to be. I am a working mom on a tight budget, and I have to get very inventive to offer my family the kind of photo-worthy experiences I would like to. That is why I am absolutely loving today’s breakfast theme… Retro Sunday Brunch. All you need is an old-school smoothie recipe, some pastel accessories, and some bowls of Malt-O-Meal® Blueberry Muffin Toasters® Cereal.

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For years, I gave up on creating a fabulous Sunday Brunch at home, convinced that it would take up too much of my time and budget. But then I realized that it wasn’t the concept of Sunday Brunch that was the problem, it was my attitude. Why did I think that to make a special weekend breakfast for my family, I needed to spend tons of money and slave away hours in the kitchen?! We could make lovely lasting memories with a lot less expense and stress with a little smoke and mirrors. Themed dishes, a unique drink recipe, and a simple matching breakfast food to go along with it all. Thus was born my idea for the Retro Sunday Brunch!

So how do you go about creating a simple, but on-point, themed weekend brunch like today’s feature? First, start off with the foodie centerpiece. My Retro Sunday Brunch is all themed around the old school, and deliciously throwback flavors of Malt-O-Meal Blueberry Muffin Toasters Cereal. Like I said, the key is to keep it simple, and there is nothing more easy to whip up than cereal. If you haven’t tried it yet, then pick up a bag immediately! Malt-O-Meal Blueberry Muffin Toasters really does taste like blueberry muffins. Every crunchy bite is made with a lightly puffed cereal of whole wheat and rice. And best of all, it’s probably what your grandma would serve to your own mom when she was a kid, so it has an air of nostalgia about it.

Next on the themed brunch list is to secure the dishes. You do not have to spend an arm and a leg for this part. Just take a bit of time scouring the dollar section of your favorite store or go scavenging at a local antique market. I put together this spread of bowls, mugs, and candle holders from a mix of big-box store buys and a clearance section at my supermarket, and came in at under $25. Not bad, huh?!

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Lastly, add a unique coffee or smoothie recipe to the table for the cherry on top! I whipped up a simple blueberry, raspberry, and almond milk smoothie for this brunch to complement the fabulous flavors of the Malt-O-Meal Blueberry Muffin Toasters Cereal. Feel free to grab my delicious Springtime Oat Smoothie recipe if you need a bit of inspiration.

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And that is literally all it takes! All that is left is to enjoy with your family as you make some lasting memories. Make sure to visit Malt-O-Meal Blueberry Muffin Toasters for more information and where you can pick up a bag. So tell me, what simple Sunday Brunch theme do you want to see next?

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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  1. Kathy Eyre says:

    I, too, have never heard of this cereal, I’ll keep a look out for it now ’cause it sounds delicious!!

    1. So delicious! I highly recommend!

  2. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Ohhh, that looks yummy!

    1. Very yummy indeed!

  3. Carolsue says:

    I have never heard of these, but they sound SOOO good!

    1. Seek it out! It’s worth it!!!

  4. Jill H says:

    I had never seen this cereal either, maybe it’s regional. Smoothies look yummy.

    1. They just re-released it, so double check in your area.

  5. Amber Albertson says:

    That’s my favorite cereal and I haven’t been able to find it here for years!

    1. Omg it’s back and as good as ever!

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