How do you like your eggs in the morning? Cereal lovers left baffled by new Weetabix recipe

Weetabix has attracted widespread criticism for its latest recipe idea Picture: Louisa Baldwin

Weetabix has attracted widespread criticism for its latest recipe idea Picture: Louisa Baldwin - Credit: Archant

The recipe on the back of Weetabix boxes suggests switching up breakfast favourite Eggs Benedict by using Weetabix instead of toast as an 'occasional treat'.

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Probably not with Weetabix. Picture: Louisa Baldwin

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Probably not with Weetabix. Picture: Louisa Baldwin - Credit: Archant

The recipe reads: 'Eggs Benedict is originally an American breakfast, but we've made it British by switching a muffin for our nutritious Weetabix.

'As an occasional treat, this breakfast will brighten up those winter mornings, and Weetabix is a healthy source of iron and fibre to compliment the protein in eggs.'

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The people at Weetabix are calling new twist Benedict's Eggs.

The serving suggestion uses two weetabix, 2 slices of thinly sliced ham, 2 poached eggs and two tablespoons of Hollandaise sauce.

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Needless to say the idea has attracted widespread disgust on Twitter.

Sue Lawrence tweeted: 'Presumed this was a joke....weetabix instead of muffin in Eggs Benedict?! Gagging at thought...'

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Andy Stewart tweeted 'Ummmmm, what the actual hell? Eating dry weetabix is like swallowing sandpaper - I can't imagine eggs n ham are gonna disguise that too much'

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