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Ever since my daughter had to start limiting dairy a few years ago, breakfast has been a little disappointing. When there’s time, she eat eggs or pancakes for breakfast, but on busy weekday mornings, I struggle to find a quick, protein-packed breakfast that my daughter will enjoy.
Silk plant-based yogurt to the rescue.
Available at Meijer in a variety of flavors, Silk dairy-free contains five grams of plant-powered protein and is a great source of calcium. (And it has live and active cultures!)
That is all very important, but the very best part is that my daughter loves it.
To really take things to the next level, we whipped up a batch of Dairy-Free Gingerbread Granola to make breakfast time even more appealing.
How to Make Dairy-Free Gingerbread Granola
This granola is so easy to make. Simply combine oats, slivered almonds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses and vanilla. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
Once cool, stir in dried cherries and dairy-free white chocolate chips.
It tastes like a little bit of the holidays in your mouth.
Sometimes (okay, every time) we make a double or triple batch and store it in the freezer. Every morning, my daughter just dishes out some yogurt, adds a sprinkle of Gingerbread Granola, and she’s ready to start her day.
Let’s Celebrate Breakfast
Now instead of begging my daughter to eat breakfast before school, she happily eats a bowl of Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt with gingerbread granola. She’s thrilled because it tastes so good, and I’m thrilled because I know how good it is for her.
Learn More about Plant-Based Yogurt at Meijer
Silk plant-based yogurt is a huge hit at our house. I’ve already mentioned the protein, calcium and live and active cultures, but it’s also Non-GMO project verified as well as dairy and lactose free. Bonus? There are no artificial flavors.
This delicious Gingerbread Granola Recipe is dairy free and offers a simple and tasty way to start your day. Packed with protein, it will become a family favorite in no time. Sprinkle it over your favorite dairy-free yogurt or eat it on its own.
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raw slivered almonds
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
6 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries or cherries
1 cup dairy-free white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut, almonds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves.
Add coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla. Stir all ingredients until evenly coated.
Transfer granola onto a greased, rimmed sheet pan and spread into an even layer.
Bake until the mixture turns golden brown, about 30 minutes total.
Remove granola from the oven and let cool.
Once completely cool, mix in dried cranberries or cherries, and dairy-free white chocolate chips.
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