Diet type: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy free, Egg free, Peanut free, Soy free
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2 (for breakfast) or 8 (for snacks)
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 to 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (see note below)
1/8 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/8 to 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (I adore cinnamon, and use the higher amount)
Pinch of Salt
1-1/2 Cups Uncle Sam Original Whole Grain Cereal
1/4 Cup Almond Slices
Preheat your oven to 250ºF and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a bowl, stir together the molasses, almond butter, maple syrup (or other sweetener), vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Feel free to adjust the maple to taste. Add the whole grain cereal and almond slices, and stir to evenly coat.
Spread the mixture on your prepared baking sheet. It will be a bit sticky, but I just use the back of the mixing spoon to flatten and spread it a bit.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let it cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet, then break the whole grain cereal into clusters.
Pack into baggies for the road, or serve up snacks in muffin cups!
The nutrient profile above is based on 1-1/2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup. You can substitute honey, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup for the maple syrup if desired, but I like the flavor and minerals of the maple in this. If you want a lower sugar option, feel free to omit the maple and sweeten to taste with stevia.
Copyright © Alisa Fleming.