Naturally Fortified Crunchy Almond Clusters

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I was given the challenge to create a recipe where each serving was packed with one full serving of whole grain cereal, had zero additives, and wasn’t fortified, yet contained a plethora of vitamins and minerals from healthy whole foods.

Initially, it was supposed to be a muffin … but have you ever tried to pack 3/4 cup of whole grain cereal in a muffin tin, even without other ingredients added? I’ll need to invest in some Texas-sized muffin tins before I can make that one happen.

BUT, I think these easy, crunchy clusters are just as tasty as a muffin, far easier to make, and incredibly portable!

Naturally-Fortified Crunchy Almond Super Grain Clusters - Dairy-Free and Vegan

To pump up the nutrient volume on this healthy food option, I sweetened and clustered the whole grain cereal with mineral-rich blackstrap molasses and maple syrup, and amped up the vitamins, protein, and healthy fats (for satiety and lasting energy) with a combination of almonds and almond butter. Add a dash of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt, and you’ve got yourself one healthy whole food breakfast-to-go.

As a full breakfast-on-the-go, the batch below makes 2 hearty servings, each with the following nutrient profile:

398 calories; 17 grams of fat; 15 grams of fiber (yes, 58% of the RDI!); 15 grams of sugar; 12 grams of protein; 175mg calcium (17.5% of RDI); 208mg magnesium (52% of RDI); 808mg potassium (22% of RDI); 14.5mg iron (26.5% of RDI)

As an added bonus, this wholesome crunch is a good source of manganese, vitamin E, vitamin B6, tryptophan, copper, vitamin B2, selenium, phosphorus AND it contains just 150mg of sodium per serving. Take that fortified imposters!

For wholesome 100-calorie snacks, scoop the clusters into eight muffin cups – the cuter the better.

Naturally-Fortified Crunchy Almond Super Grain Clusters - Dairy-Free and Vegan

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