Autumn Cereal Clusters with Cinnamon, Almonds and Cranberries
 
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These tasty little bites are a great way to enjoy hearty cereal on the go. Enjoy them as a sweet breakfast on the run or a handy snack.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups whole grain cereal
  • 1-1/3 cups almond slices
  • ¾ cup maple syrup (see note below for options)
  • ¼ cup unsalted almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried apples, or a combo of both
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 250ºF and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal and almond slices.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, almond butter, ground flaxseed, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Pour the maple mixture over the cereal and almonds, and stir to evenly coat.
  5. Spread the mixture on your prepared baking sheet, flattening it out, but with the ingredients still touching.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet.
  7. Break into clusters and toss with the dried fruit.
Notes
GINGER OPTION:
For a little festive spice, stir ¼ cup minced crystalized ginger into the maple mixture just before adding it to the cereal. Stir well to break up and evenly distribute the little pieces.
SWEETENER OPTION:
If maple syrup isn’t within your budget, feel free to substitute your favorite liquid sweetener, such as honey (not vegan), brown rice syrup, agave nectar or date syrup. The flavor will vary, but it will still be tasty.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/news/healthy-autumn-snack-clusters