Cocoa-Chia Almond Snack Mix
Prep: 5 minutes plus cooling
Bake: 10 minutes • Serves: 6
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon clover honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole-grain squares cereal (such as Quaker® Oatmeal Squares)
1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries, chopped
1/4 cup roasted pepitas
1.Preheat oven to 350°; line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
2.In medium bowl, stir almonds, chia seeds, honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt until almonds are well coated; spread on prepared pan and bake 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Cool 20 minutes.
3.In same medium bowl, toss cereal, dried cherries, pepitas and almond mixture; store in an airtight container up to 1 week. Makes about 2 cups.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1/3 cup):
222 Calories, 14g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
95mg Sodium, 20g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 6g Protein