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Granola-Cookie Breakfast Clusters

YIELD: Serves 8-10

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious, bite-sized Granola-Cookie Breakfast Clusters made with date paste!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free cereal flakes
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/4 cup coconut cuurls
  • 1/4 cup goji berries (for a sweeter fruit, try cranberries or pomegranate arils)
  • 1/4 cup date paste
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa, spices to taste, and maca powder (optional)

Preparation

1. Make sure the date paste is fairly sticky and not firm (add a drizzle of syrup if needed).

2. Lightly mix in the spices and then mix through the remaining ingredients to combine into chunky balls. They should hold together well.

3. Refrigerate to firm and store, and consume within 2-3 days.

Notes: You could use other mix-ins such as quinoa flakes, puffed rice, chia, flax, superfood powders (e.g. acai, maca), dried fruits, chopped seeds, or nuts. Keep all the pieces fairly small so that they blend together without falling apart.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.