Maple Brown Sugar Granola Clusters
#SundaySupper wants to help you satisfy all of the littlest members of the household, whether it’s lunchbox ideas or simple meals for the busy back-school season with over 35 Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes. When it comes to the kids favorites in my house at breakfast, they always love to top their morning yogurt and fruit with sweet and crunchy Maple Brown Sugar Granola Clusters.
Maple Brown Sugar Granola Clusters
My little guy is not a morning person. Oh he will wake up perfectly fine, get himself dressed, maybe watch a short video on the Kindle with his brother or play with some Legos. But the second he hits the landing near the bottom of the stairs, it’s like an evil being from another dimension inhabits his body. And it all starts with breakfast.
*insert whiny voice here*
“I don’t like yogurt.” (Dude, you like yogurt, especially with blueberries in it.)
“I want cereal with milk.” (You’ll have cereal with milk as a snack at school, so you are having something else for breakfast at home.)
“No, I need some of that cereal and some of that cereal.” (Fine, you can have two kinds of cereal.)
“No, I want some cereal on the side of my yogurt.” (I’m OK with that as long as you eat your yogurt.)
“No banana in my cereal!” (OK, you can have the whole banana.)
“Open my banana!” (Dude, you know how to open the banana.)
“NO BANANAS!” (You like bananas.)
“Where’s my spoon?” (You like to pick out your own spoon.)
“I don’t want that spoon.” (See!)
You guys, every day. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Luckily this isn’t my first rodeo. I understand threenager antics, so I move on to giving breakfast to The Bug who is happy any time of day, as long as there is food involved. Eventually he decides to shed the mini dictator persona, grabs his breakfast and spoon, and joins us at the table.
Well, unless I’ve given him the wrong color cup.
Luckily there’s one thing that’ll usually convince him to eat his yogurt…
My boys love huge pieces or crunchy and sweet granola on top of their yogurt or mixed into their cereal. Heck, they love just grabbing some to snack on. They have been digging into a bag that a company sent to me, but I thought it would be simple enough to make something they would enjoy just as much, but with a little less sugar and some more healthy goodness like chia seeds and flax. So I whipped up this Maple Brown Sugar Granola Clusters recipe. Yes, there’s some straight up brown sugar in there, but not a ton, and they don’t eat giant bowls of this at once, so I’m okay with that. And it’s super simple – mix the wet stuff, mix the dry stuff, and combine it all. Then just press it into an even layer, bake, and cool, but make sure you don’t break it up till it’s at room temperatures. Yes, some of it will flake into smaller crumbs, but this is how yo ensure that you get the giant pieces of crisp granola clusters that my boys go nuts for.
Just look at those big chunks!
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- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats certified gluten free, if necessary
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup avocado oil or other neutral flavored oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss together oats, almonds, flax seeds, and chia seeds.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, egg white, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until smooth.
- Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
- Spread the mixture evenly on the parchment-lined baking sheet and press flat.
- Bake at 300°F for 40-45 minutes or until edges start to brown. Do not stir while baking or cooling. Remove from oven and let granola cool completely on the baking sheet.
- Break granola into clusters.
- Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy this Maple Brown Sugar Granola Clusters recipe!
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