Remember Cookie Crisp cereal? How genius was that? Tiny little chocolate chip cookie-shaped cereal bites just waitin' to be drowned in milk. I guess Kellogg's still makes Cookie Crisp, but I don't eat conventional sugary cereals anymore. Nothing against sugar in the morning, but I prefer my morning sweets made with unrefined sweeteners, like turbinado or agave.
But that doesn't mean I have to forgo cookies in my cereal bowl. This morning, I had a delicious bowl of Chocolate Almond Cookie Crumble Granola from 500 Vegan Recipes:
Semi-sweet chocolate meets raw almonds and raw sugar in these crunchy little granola bites. They really do taste like balls of cookie dough, but they're far superior to Kellogg's artificially-flavored cookie cereal.
Here's my granola swimming in unsweetened Silk soymilk:
500 Vegan Recipes by Celine Steen and Joni Newman is a massive volume. Since I read cookbooks front-to-back like novels, I'm still working my way through the breakfast chapter. But there are plenty of delicious morning recipes, including a ton of other granolas, to choose from. Eventually, I hope to make my way to the Faux Meats chapter. That's the one I'm most excited about.