Cereal is such an easy go-to for breakfast around here. We can have all sorts of different kinds to make everyone happy and the kids can definitely handle getting their own breakfast this way.
General Mills has some new cereals out- I shared about their Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, along with Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes (my boys like these even more than the original), Banana Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shreds (the ones I hide in the back of the cupboard because they’re mine, all mine), and Peanut Butter Chocolate Shreds(the ones my oldest claims as his own).
General Mills sent me some more cereals- these plus Nature Valley Honey Almond Butter Granola and Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola.
While it’s delicious straight out of the bag or in a bowl with milk, I wanted to see if I could make it into an easy snack (or grab and go breakfast).
This recipe is so ridiculously easy that I sort of feel bad even calling it a recipe- it’s that simple. BUT, that’s what I need around here. Complicated and time-consuming don’t work well with our busy family. And these are so delicious that it’s okay that it’s simple. I eat these yogurt granola bites as a snack when I’m craving something sweet, but somehow feel way better about it than if I’d reached for a cookie, since I’m getting whole grain, protein, and fiber. I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate protein into one of my children’s diets because he doesn’t like too many protein-rich foods. While your total will vary depending on the type of yogurt you use, the amount of cereal used in this recipe will give you 12 g (my yogurt added 8 g- though keep in mind you aren’t eating the entire batch in one sitting).
Yogurt Granola Bites
Makes approximately 2 dozen
- 1 cup Nature Valley Honey Almond Butter or Peanut Butter Granola
- 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt (I used Honey Vanilla)
- Mix together the ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Using a small cookie scoop (about a tablespoon), scoop mixture onto a wax paper or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Freeze for about an hour.
- Store yogurt granola bites in a sealed container in the freezer (sandwich sized or quart sized zippered bags work great here).
That’s it. Super simple, but really tasty. You can easily double (or triple or quadruple) this recipe and store it in the freezer.
General Mills sent me some of their cereals to try. I’m sharing this recipe because it’s a super easy one that I think you’ll like and was under no obligation to share this with you and no compensation was received.